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Planet of the Apes Collection: (Planet of the Apes / Beneath the Planet of the Apes / Escape From / Conquest of / Battle for)

40th Anniversary Edition

Blu-ray

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Disc 1: Planet of The Apes, The 40th Anniversary WS
**Commentary by Actors Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter and Natalie Trundy, and Makeup Artist John Chambers
**Commentary by Composer Jerry Goldsmith
**Text Commentary by Eric Greene, Author of "Planet of the Apes as American Myth"
**BD- J Beyond the Forbidden Zone Adventure Game
**HD- Beyond the Forbidden Zone Game Pay-offs by the Ape Guide
**HD- A Public Service Announcement from ANSA
**HD- The Evolutin of the Apes
**HD- The Impact of the Apes
**Behind the Planet of the Apes Documentary

**THE ARCHIVES OF THE APES:
*Original Makeup Test with Edward G. Robinson (1966)
*Roddy McDowall’s On-Set Footage
*Dailies and Outtakes (no audio)
*N.A.T.O Presentation (1967)
*Vintage Planer of the Apes Featurette (1968)
*Teaser Trailer
*Original Theatrical Trailer

**THE GALLERIES OF THE APES:
*The Ape Newspaper
*Interactive Pressbook
*Advertising
*Lobby Cards
*Makeup
*Costume Design Sketches
*Props
*Behind-the-Scenes

Disc 2: Beneath the Planet of the Apes WS
**HD- From Alpha to Omega: Building a Sequel
**SD- Original Theatrical Trailer
**"The Ape News" Gallery
**Interactive Pressbook
**Advertising Gallery
**Lobby Card Gallery
**Behind the Scenes Gallery
**Skippable Trailers
**Disc Introduction by the Ape Guide
**"Content Loading" ANSA Graphic
**D-Box Logo
**BD- Live Portal

Disc 3: Escape From the Planet of the Apes WS
**HD- The Secret Behind Escape
**SD- Don Taylor Directs ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES
**SD- Original Theatrical Trailer
**Advertising Gallery
**Behind-the-Scenes Gallery
**"Content Loading" ANSA Graphic
**D-Box Logo
**TBD- Live Portal

Disc 4: Conquest of the Planet of the Apes WS
**HD- Riots and Revolutions: Confronting the Times
**SD- A Look Behind THE PLANET OF THE APES (1972)
**SD- J.Lee Thompson Directs CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
**SD- Original Theatrical Trailer
**FUTURE NEWS Gallery
**Interactive Pressbook
**Advertising Gallery
**Lobby Card Gallery
**Behind-the-Scenes Gallery
**Skippable Trailers
**SPLASH PAGE
**"Content Loading" ANSA Graphic
**D-Box Logo
**BD- Live Portal

Disc 5: Battle for the Planet of the Apes WS
**HD- End of an Epic: The Final Battle
**SD- Original Theatrical Trailer
**SAN SIMIAN SENTINEL Gallery
**Interactive Pressbook
**Advertising Gallery
**Behind-the-Scene Gallery
**Farm Trailers
**Splash Page
**"Content Loading" ANSA Graphic
**D-Box Logo
**BD- Live Portal

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Planet of the Apes
Billed as a "reimagining" of the original 1968 film, Tim Burton's extraordinary Planet of the Apes constantly borders on greatness, adhering to the spirit of Pierre Boulle's original novel while exploring fresh and inventive ideas and paying honorable tribute to the '68 sci-fi classic. Burton's gifts for eccentric inspiration and visual ingenuity make this a movie that's as entertaining as it is provocative, beginning with Rick Baker's best-ever ape makeup (hand that man an Oscar®!), and continuing through the surprisingly nuanced performances and breathtaking production design. Add to all this an intelligent screenplay that turns Boulle's speculative reversal--the dominance of apes over humans--into a provocative study of civil rights and civil war. The film finally goes too far with a woefully misguided ending that pays weak homage to the original, but everything preceding that misfire is astonishingly right.

While attempting the space-pod retrieval of a chimpanzee test pilot, Major Leo Davidson (Mark Wahlberg) enters a magnetic storm that propels him into the distant future, where he crash-lands on the ape-ruled planet. Among the primitively civilized apes, treatment of enslaved humans is a divisive issue: senator's daughter Ari (Helena Bonham Carter) advocates equality while the ruthless General Thade (Tim Roth) promotes extermination. While Davidson ignites a human rebellion, this conflict is explored with admirable depth and emotion, and sharp dialogue allows Burton's exceptional cast to bring remarkable expressiveness to their embattled ape characters, most notably in the comic relief of orangutan slave trader Limbo (played to perfection by Paul Giamatti). Classic lines from the original film are cleverly reversed (including an unbilled cameo for Charlton Heston, in ape regalia as Thade's dying father), and while this tale of interspecies warfare leads to an ironic conclusion that's not altogether satisfying, it still bears the ripe fruit of a timeless what-if idea. --Jeff Shannon

Beneath the Planet of the Apes
The second--and most horrifying--of the five Planet of the Apes movies, this film goes where few end-of-the-world movies ever dare tread. It's the far future. The mass of humanity has descended into speechless savagery, kept as captive animals by the talking apes who have inherited the world. Two astronauts from our time have landed here, retracing the path of their lost comrade, Captain Taylor (Charlton Heston). Unfortunately, they've landed in the middle of a grim situation. Warlike gorillas are preparing to eliminate the last shards of shattered human civilization, a degenerate, subterranean cult worshipping the greatest of all human achievements--the cobalt bomb. As well as rescuing Taylor, the two men have to stop the gorillas from wiping out humanity ... and stop humanity from fulfilling their self-appointed, self-destructive destiny. This is both thrill-a-minute science fiction and a surprisingly deep reflection on the human condition. Plus, it's got lots of guys in really keen ape suits. --Grant Balfour


Special features

Forced Trailers
Commentary by Composer Jerry Goldsmith
Commentary by Actors Roddy McDowall, Natlaie Trundy, Kim Hunter, Makeup Artist John Chambers
Text Commentary by Eric Greene, Author of "Planet of the Apes as American Myth"
Pierre Boulle: The Man Behind the Apes
Science of The Apes Trivia Challenge
Behind The Planet of The Apes Documentary
Behind The Planet of The Apes Promo 1988
Planet of The Apes Makeup Test with Edward G Robinson 1966
Roddy McDowall Home Movies
Planet of The Apes Dailies and Outtakes (no audio)
Planet of The Apes 1967 NATO Presentation
Planet of The Apes Featurette 1968
A Look Behind the Planet of The Apes 1972
Don Taylor Directs Escape from The Planet of The Apes
J Lee Thompson Directs Conquest to The Planet of The Apes
6 Original Theatrical Trailers
Galleries: Original Sketches by Costume Designer Morton Haack
Photo Gallery

Ape Phenomenon:
Ape Merchandise
Mego Toy Commercial
Ape Collections
Planet of the Apes Timeline

Product details

  • Actors: Charlton Heston
  • Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: November 4, 2008
  • Run Time: 493 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 949 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B001G7PX80
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,023 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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