Kris Deering and John E. Johnson Jr from Secrets gave it a 5/5 on video and audio. Can't wait to watch it tonight. http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volum...ml#King%20Kong
"King Kong had been promised for this format since its birth. It was one of the original clips on the first HD DVD demonstration disc and has been sought after ever since. I can tell you from a presentation standpoint, the wait was WELL worth it. This is without a doubt the best looking high definition presentation I've seen yet on any format. The level of depth and detail is simply astounding. Contrast is superb, and color rendition is excellent.
It doesn't matter what the locale is either. In the cityscapes, the sheer size and detail of New York is delivered in breath taking manner. Some of the sequences here truly have that "window" feel to them. On Skull Island you get the same. Lots and lots of detail and depth. Kong looks even better here than he did on the big screen. The detail is so fine there are sequences when you can see the light dander coming off his fur as he sits and grazes! This is one of the few HD presentations I've seen that can be used to test displays out for their ability to resolve the finest detail.
It has been a while since I watched King Kong on standard DVD, so I don't have that to compare to. But the audio presentation here is outstanding. The sound design is very aggressive in the more exciting parts of the film, and the entire soundstage is utilized to put you in the moment. I still feel that the fight between Kong and the T-Rex is one of the best action scenes I've seen in a long time, and its delivered here with aplomb. Bass detail is incredible, and the dynamic range of this soundtrack is really impressive. Ambiance is created beautifully in the surround channels. A first rate audio presentation."