Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: G
- Run Time: 1 hours, 52 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 4, 2008
- Originally Released: 1968
- Label: 20th Century Fox
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Packaging: Keep Case - Checkpoint, Sensormatic
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
- DTS Master Audio 5.1 - English
- Dolby Surround 5.1 - English
- Dolby Surround - French, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional
Additional Release Material:
Behind the Scenes:
- Composer Jerry Goldsmith
- Actors Roddy McDowall, Natlaie Trundy, Kim Hunter, Makeup Artist John Chambers
Documentary - Behind The Planet of The Apes
- PLANET OF THE APES Makeup Test with Edward G Robinson
- Don Taylor Directs ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES
- J Lee Thompson Directs CONQUEST TO THE PLANET OF THE APES
- PLANET OF THE APES Dailies and Outtakes (No Audio)
- A Look Behind the PLANET OF THE APES (1972)
- Pierre Boulle: The Man Behind the Apes
- Roddy McDowall Home Movies
- PLANET OF THE APES 1967 NATO Presentation
- PLANET OF THE APES Featurette (1968)
- Forced Trailers
- Behind The Planet of The Apes Promo (1988)
- Original Theatrical Trailers (6)
- Interactive Game - Science of The Apes Trivia Challenge
- Addditional Text - Text Commentary by Eric Greene, Author of "Planet of the Apes as American Myth"
- Biographies - Planet of the Apes Timeline
- Concept Art: Original Sketches by Costume Designer Morton Haack
- Photo Gallery
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"Get your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape."
- Taylor (Charlton Heston)
"Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape."
Academy Awards 1968 -
Entertainment Weekly - 01/11/2002
"...The original shocked audiences, and in the process, kicked off sci-fi's first true franchise..."
Total Film - 12/01/2003
"...[A] classic....Seminal sci-fi..."
Complex sociological themes run through this science-fiction classic, about three astronauts marooned on a futuristic planet where apes rule and humans are slaves. The stunned trio discovers that these highly intellectual simians can both walk upright and talk. They have even established a class system and a political structure. The astronauts suddenly find themselves part of a devalued species, trapped and imprisoned by the apes. But one, Taylor, manages to break out and, aided by a pair of compassionate chimps, makes his escape to an uninhabited section of land. However, during the trek Taylor makes a startling, unsettling discovery about the planet--and realizes he's come full circle. PLANET OF THE APES is based on the novel by Pierre Boulle with a screenplay co-written by Rod Serling.
Description by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment:
Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall star in this legendary science fiction masterpiece. Astronaut Taylor (Heston) crash lands on a distant planet ruled by apes who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist (McDowall).
Essential Cinema |
Prison / Prisoners |
Space Exploration |
Switching Roles |
Theatrical Release |
- Edward G. Robinson was originally slated to play the role of Zaius, but had to pull out at the last minute due to health problems.
- An Apjac Production.
- Color by DeLuxe. Shot in Panavision.
- Exteriors filmed in Utah and Arizona National Park.
- Film debut for actress Linda Harrison.
- Additional cast: Robert Gunner (London), Lou Wagner (Lucius), and Jeff Burton (Dodge).