Planet of the Apes: 5 Film Collection
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PLANET OF THE APES
A bewildered astronaut (Charlton Heston) crash-lands on a strange planet ruled by apes who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport.
BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES
A daring rescue mission leads to a subterranean city where mutant humans worship a weapon capable of destroying the entire planet.
ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES
Two futuristic simians who have traveled to present-day Earth enjoy celebrity status—until a government plot forces them to run for their lives!
CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
Apes have been domesticated and trained as pets and personal servants — until their continual mistreatment leads to a spectacular revolt.
BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
In the final Apes chapter, an idyllic society of man and ape is threatened by both a militant gorilla and a tribe of still-intelligent mutant humans.
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The next morning, that same television station would play all of these original movies and my dad and I would spend almost the entire day watching them. Up until now, I have not been able to watch them because I do not have cable. Now that I have been able to get this entire collection on DVD I am resuming this tradition in my own house with my own children. I know it's kind of funny to get sentimental about movies with apes and humans killing each other, but these movies are special to me. And I can't believe what a wonderful deal this was.
It is worth noting for fans that "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes" and "Battle for the Planet of the Apes" are presented here in both theatrical and unrated versions. The unrated versions are improvements upon the theatrical versions, immensely so in the case of "Battle". These unrated versions are also more violent than the theatrical versions, so if you have children, the theatrical versions may be preferred.
My only gripe regarding this release is that the picture quality is not as pristine as it could be, given the technology of blu-ray. There are occasional age related artifacts visible, especially in the sequels, but the picture quality is certainly no worse than if you had seen the films on TV in the 70s and 80s. I am happy to overlook the minor and infrequent visual flaws, given the age of these films and the very reasonable price. If you are a true fan, it's difficult to go wrong with this purchase.
The other films in the set, provides some additional high moments; "Escape from the Planet of the Apes" and "Battle for the Planet of the Apes" as well as some low points; "Beneath the Planet of the Apes". In reality, just consider the additional films in the series as excellent "bonus" material to the original film. Nothing on the set compares to the original movie, but there is something to enjoy about each.
My set, a used set, was in excellent condition. Blu-ray discs hold up a lot better than DVD discs, so even though these were used, they had no issues with either the discs or the boxes they came in.
The three star rating has more to do with the long and draggy nature of these stories than anything else. Had the story been tighter (better editing was needed), I think this set would be worthy of four stars.