Before going on to make one of the most influential films of all time in King Kong, directors Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack collaborated on another jungle film, Chang (1927). Until it was released a couple of years ago to VHS with a new score, the film hadn’t been seen in 45 years. Now Image Entertainment brings us Chang: A Drama Of The Wilderness (Special Edition).
Shot entirely in Siam, this silent 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–bears, tigers, leopards, and even…changs! The climactic elephant stampede is still one of the most exciting scenes in cinema history.
The film will be presented in its original Full Frame, Black & White glory, with a Stereo soundtrack. Bonus material includes an Audio Commentary by film historian Rudy Behlmer, Rudy Behlmer Biography, production essay, color test; and the original press kit.
The disc will be released on November 14th. The suggested retail price is $29.99.