Indy, if you haven't seen the original B/W then I suggest renting it on DVD
before seeing the new Kong, for a full and proper appreciation of the story's
evolution. P.Jackson's version has many *inside jokes* and tips-o'-the-hat
to the 1933 film.
Goodsport, you started this poll a few days too early!
I just saw the opening
of the new one and, although it's truly spectacular, I still voted for the original.
I do have a soft spot for the '76 version (it is different) and just before the
rumours of Jackson's new Kong started to circulate, the '76 version was actually
being looked back upon with some respect. It does have certain, good qualities
but...now that the new one is out, the '76 Kong will be squashed again...