Source: SciFi Wire
Submitted by: Kyle Nin
In a novel approach, Universal Pictures will release a DVD documenting the making of its upcoming King Kong movie a day before the film hits theaters, the Reuters news service reported.
A Universal spokeswoman told the wire service that the release marks the first time a major studio will ship a DVD featuring a behind-the-scenes look at a film ahead of its theatrical release.
The two-disc set will be released with a companion book on Dec. 13, a day before Peter Jackson’s remake of the classic SF movie opens in the United States and elsewhere.
The DVD includes a first-hand account of the film’s eight-month production process by Jackson, who also made the billion-dollar grossing Lord of the Rings movies. The companion book includes conceptual art designs of the film’s sets, scenery and other facets of the film’s production.