Battle for the Planet of the Apes
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The film begins in the year 2670 and is bookended with John Houston as the revered ape Lawgiver reading from the sacred scrolls like a bedtime storyteller, "In the beginning, God created beast and man so that they could live in harmony and share dominion over this world..." From here the story is told in flashback and the viewer is left scratching their heads by the befuddling logic. Events not clearly explained are left to the viewer to make assumptions or draw conclusions about the contradictory order of events. It must be assumed that a nuclear war had devasted the Earth immediately after the ape uprising in Conquest and somehow only a decade afterward the ape society had unbelievably evolved their verbal powers of speech and intelligence. These facts are inconsistent with Cornelius' explanation of the apes' evolution in Escape in which he explains that the plague that destroyed all cats and dogs occurred some 200 years later than it did in Conquest and that Aldo was the first ape to utter human speech when he said the word "No" which was spoken by Lisa in Conquest, and that Aldo led the revolt against the humans which was led by Caesar.Read more ›
The following previously missing scenes have been restored:
1. After Virgil explains to Caeser the classroom situation in which Abe (the teacher) told Aldo "No!" at class, McDonald elaborates further that Abe should have known better.
2. After Caeser, Virgil, and McDonald enter the forbidden city, a mutant is seen sitting near Kolp and messing with some wires, presumably the alpha omega missile wiring.
3. Prior to the viewing of the archives, and while traveling down the city corridor, McDonald fusses at Caeser and Virgil for being so slow. Caeser and Virgil claim that they can smell the radioactive humans and mention that they are not like the other normal humans.
4. After Virgil shoots the moving camara he apoligizes to Caeser and claims that everyone now knows they are there.
5. After Kolp tells the captain that they are going after the apes "now" he then tells Alma that, no matter what, surrender is not an option. Kolp: "Alma, either we must cage the beast, or destroy the whole zoo." They then gather around the alpha omega missile. Kolp opens the missile silo hatch while Mendez looks on.
6. Extended scene of the convoy of mutants going towards ape city with some of the mutants walking out of rank and falling on the ground, presumably dying.
7. After Kolp and the captain view the ape barricade, Virgil sneeks down from his house - then the movie cuts back to Kolp who reminds someone via radio about his message to Alma in case things go wrong.
8. Extra war footage of the apes fighting the mutants with the barracade on fire.Read more ›
The most obvious way to differentiate the two versions is the cover. The cut version has Virgil, an orangutan on it. This version has a picture of a very angry chimp or gorilla. In the cut version, you see Virgil from the chest up, the latter only has a face above the logo and a few film clips below it. While I'd really only recommend this to apes fans, I'd say anyone who's truly devoted to this series must own it.
This is just a few years after the revolution from "Conquest." Or rather, it is a flash-back to that time, because the opening scene is the Lawgiver reading to a group of children, both ape and human, about the early days, and Caesar the hero.
Caesar's son was still a child, but since we can't say how quickly these kids grow, it's hard to say exactly how long it's been since the revolution. Caesar and McDonald, the black man who helped in fomenting the revolution (with several comparisons to the days when his people were slaves, too), together with a peaceful group of apes and men (and women) have created a rather primitive communal village where they all work hard and live in peace. But the proud General Aldo (he insists on the title) thinks learning English is far less important than learning riding and weapons and so on.
Because Aldo is so temperamental, he stirs up problems within the community. He clearly resents Caesar's rule, even though everyone except the gorillas seems to have accepted his leadership without question. That's champanzees, orangutans and humans. But Caesar himself stirs up far more trouble without intending to when McDonald suggests that they could go to the Forbidden City and see the tapes of Caesar's mother and father that were presented to the presidential commission. McDonald's brother was head of the archives, and he knew where the tapes were.
The city is radioactive, but they take a Geiger counter and count on getting out as quickly as possible.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Basically five stars for even the worst Planet of the Apes from back in the day. I won't watch the Tim Burton, because even hardcore Apesheads tell me it is bad. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Tim Midyett
It was a great movie, but not really a kid movie it should be PG-13Published 8 months ago by Lisa Sponsky
get all blu ray classic sci-fi and horror movies before corps start phazing dvds and blu rays out in the near future .Published 8 months ago by ANTON PHIBES
Finally another modern classic for those of us tired of remakes and trash ...Published 9 months ago by Devin R. Murdock
Taking place some years after the end of the events of Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, some sort of nuclear holocaust has left society in a primitive state. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Andrew
In reading through some of the more negative reviews on this, the 5th and final installment of the original "Apes" movies, I get the points made to support that negativity... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Robert S. Trumpolt
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|Is this the dame DVD as In the aphead set?||
As far as I know, having read Digitalbits.com's take on it, Fox is releasing the same prints as a set and seperately. Confirmed on 3/28. Yes it is the same.
Mar 15, 2006 by An Amazon Customer | See all 2 posts
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