[[folder: 1933 Film ]]

* AccidentallyAccurate: Some have questioned the credibility of the fact that Captain Englehorn is able to translate the language of the islanders, who have apparently never had Western visitors before. He describes it as similar to the language of the Nias islanders. Nias is a real place in Indonesia, but the language of the film is completely fabricated. Nonetheless, Englehorn's ability to translate is not all that implausible; most of the languages of the Pacific share common enough roots to be mutually intelligible to fluent speakers.
* AFIS100YearsSeries:
** AFIS100Years100Movies: #43
** AFIS100Years100Thrills: #13
** AFIS100Years100Passions: #24
** AFIS100Years100MovieQuotes:
*** #84, "Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast."
** AFIS100YearsOfFilmScores: #13
** AFIS100Years100Movies10ThAnniversaryEdition: #41
** AFIS10Top10:
*** #4, Fantasy
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: At one time in the 1933 film there was a scene when the crew of the venture fall into a pit that is filled with {{giant spider}}s and insects that soon devour everyone. However, the filmmakers felt that the spider pit scene would slow the film down, (not becuase the scene was too shocking, as is commonly reported) [[ExecutiveMeddling so they had to remove it]]. That scene would later make it into the 2005 remake, and recreated by Peter Jackson on the 2005 2-Disc DVD set.
** Fay Wray was also going to be the one to deliver the "It was beauty killed the beast" line at the end of the 2005 remake. She refused, at first, but then considered the possibility. However, after her meeting with Peter Jackson, she suddenly became ill and died a year before the remake was released. As a result, the line ultimately went to Creator/JackBlack's Carl Denham character as an homage to the original, while a brief mention of her (and Merian C. Cooper) was featured at the beginning as a ShoutOut.
** Also, there was another draft of the [[http://filmforce.ign.com/articles/392/392468p1.html script that came out in 1996]], which was different from the 2005 remake, described as a "tongue-in-cheek comedic film with elements of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' and other films". However, Jackson didn't like that draft a bit, and he was glad that Universal Films pulled the plug on that film version, as he was able to write something better.


[[folder: 1976 Film ]]

* TechnologyMarchesOn: The biplanes are replaced by specialized attack helicopters with [[MoreDakka gatling guns]].


[[folder: 2005 Film ]]

* FanNickname: "Too Long" for the 2005 movie.
* HeyItsThatGuy: In the 2005 remake, besides Creator/JackBlack and Creator/NaomiWatts, there's Adrien Brody (Jack Driscoll), Jamie Bell (Little Jimmy), and Kyle Chandler as Bruce Baxter.
** Also, the 1976 rubber-suited King Kong, Rick Baker, is the pilot.
** Howard Shore is the orchestra pit conductor in the same movie (see WhatCouldHaveBeen below).
* HeyItsThatVoice: In King Kong Escapes, the evil scientist Dr. Hu is dubbed by Paul Frees.
** Creator/PeterCullen voiced King Kong in the 1976 version (but was uncredited). Sessions apparently got so intense he coughed up blood at one stage, and because of said experience he nearly refused to voice Predator.
* RunningTheAsylum: The original 1933 Kong is Peter Jackson's favorite film, having been an influence on him ever since he was a boy, and remaking it was a life goal of his, even before he tackled ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''. Some point to this as why the remake, while not a ''bad'' movie, felt rather overlong and self-indulgent; he was too close to the original film to give it the same level of quality as the LOTR series.
* TalkingToHimself: Creator/AndySerkis plays both King Kong and Lumpy (the ship's cook, barber, and surgeon) in the 2005 remake.
* There's a deleted scene from the 2005 remake, in which the first time they hear King Kong's roar is after he's heard an acting scream by Ann while Denham's filming. This was put into the game.
** There's also an AscendedExtra for the game; Hayes stays alive much longer, and when he eventually dies it's by getting trampled by a T-Rex.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The 2005 remake was originally scored by HowardShore, but it was later removed from the film when Shore and Jackson agreed it didn't quite fit (hence James Newton Howard having to do a rescore at a ''very'' late stage - that's why three conductors and a small army of orchestrators are credited). Shore had already filmed his cameo as the orchestra conductor, however, and it remained in the movie.