Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness

Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness

Director: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack Cast: Kru, Chantui

DVD (Black & White / Stereo)


Like their previous docudrama Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life, Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack's Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness can be seen in retrospect as a dry run for the same production team's King Kong. With the actual Siamese jungle as their backdrop, Cooper and Schoedsack fashioned a narrative concerning a simple native family's struggle to survive in a daunting environment. The family's confrontations with rampaging animals very closely resemble the close calls endured by Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot and Robert Armstrong when meeting up with Kong and his prehistoric compadres. The film's climax is an elephant stampede which levels an entire village. Only the closest scrutiny reveals the artificial means by which the producers achieved this climax: they built a miniature village, then unleashed a herd of baby elephants!

Product Details

Release Date: 11/21/2000
UPC: 0014381592221
Original Release: 1927
Rating: NR
Source: Image Entertainment
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [stereo]
Time: 1:09:00

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Scene Index

Chapter Index
0. Chapter Index
1. Main Title/Introduction [3:44]
2. Kru And His Family [3:54]
3. Leopard Attack [4:23]
4. The End Of A Day [7:07]
5. All Traps Are Ready [7:51]
6. Tiger! [5:33]
7. "Come Quick! A Chang!" [6:03]
8. Family On The Run [8:15]
9. Morning In The Village [3:49]
10. The Great Herd [3:34]
11. The Challenge [5:43]
12. Brawn Surrenders To Brain [4:02]
13. Kru And Family [3:57]
14. End Credits [1:17]

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