‘Kong’ hits the street

Godzilla attacks homevid ape

The homevid biz is going ape over “King Kong’s” arrival on DVD.

Universal Studios Home Video will release Peter Jackson’s epic creature feature March 28 — the same date Warners will be re-releasing the original version.

Meanwhile, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is unleashing a massive “Planet of the Apes Ultimate DVD Collection” and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is riding the creature’s coattails by releasing a monster edition of its 1998 lizard king, “Godzilla.”

Universal declined to comment on its release plans, noting the film is still in theaters. The studio has been unusually tight-lipped about details on its two “King Kong” editions, forcing retailers to place orders without knowing what bonus materials each version will include.

Warner’s ’33 “Kong” was previously released as part of the studio’s collector’s set in November; however, the single disc does not contain Jackson’s seven-part docu on the RKO version.

Fox is taking direct aim at Universal’s monster in its ads, which bear the taglines, “It takes more than one ape to rule” and “Who’s the king now?” The ultimate collection swings into stores with all five original “Planet of the Apes” movies, 2001 remake, animated TV series and a limited edition ape bust.

The “Godzilla Monster Edition,” meanwhile, comes with new bonus features and episodes from “Godzilla: The Series” TV skein.

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