We have about three weeks left in the year. If you don’t think this is potentially the greatest news story of 2010, you’re probably wasting your time reading my blog:

Long Lost Print Of KING KONG Discovered In London Cinema

I’m not remotely joking about this being a HUGE news story (no pun intended, either). The 1933 version of King Kong is, in my opinion, the single greatest film ever made, period. It has everything — action, adventure, snappy dialogue, a square-jawed hero, a gorgeous heroine, a mysterious island, dinosaurs, giant monsters, a magnificent cast (including the legendary Noble Johnson as the native chief, a guy who seems to fill the whole screen just by his presence in a shot), innovative special effects (Willis O’Brien is one of my personal heroes), biplanes, secret maps, gas bombs, extreme horror (keep your “mad slashers” — Kong dropping the “sleeping woman” to her death in the New York sequence is one of the most chilling moments in film history), you name it.

BEST MOVIE EVER!!!!!

Damn! How I loves me some Fay Wray!

And, if this is a complete version (as is hoped), we’ll finally get to see one of the “holy grails” of cinema history: the legendary “Canyon sequence” in which the Venture’s sailors are devoured alive by giant spiders, a sequence which was so horrifying to preview audiences that it was cut from the general release copies of the movie (and subsequently lost).

When I read this news, I practically geeked right in my pants, that’s how major this story may turn out to be. If this is a complete uncut copy of King Kong, that news will be the greatest Christmas gift ever.

Keep your fingers crossed.

Have fun! — Steve

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