Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Before they dreamed up that oversized ape, King Kong's creators filmed this magical story of a Thai family's struggle to survive the forces of nature.
CHANG is a revelation - not only is it the obvious prototype for Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack's later masterpiece, King Kong but it is a terrifically entertaining film in it own right!
Shot entirely in Siam, the film tells the story of a farmer and his family who have settled a small patch of land on the edge of the jungle. Their existence is a constant struggle against the many wild animals around them - bear, tigers, and even - changs! The climactic elephant stampede is still one of the most exciting scenes in cinema history.
This release features a brilliant score by Bangkok composer Bruce Gaston and performed by the world-famous orchestra Fong Naam. DVD-R MOD. Bonus features: Audio commentary by film historian Rudy Behlmer, Chang Technicolor test, Chang production essay, original press kit!
Listen to Kevin Brownlow and Dennis Doros on the history of director Merian C. Cooper!
Also available in 35mm prints for theatrical and nontheatrical screenings. Contact Milestone for price and availability!This DVD is also available for Institutional Purchase, which includes public performance rights and a 3-year streaming license. Please click on the “Format” button and select “DVD Institutional Rate.”
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