Planet of the Apes (Blu-ray, Widescreen)

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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 52 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1968
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Packaging: Keep Case - Checkpoint, Sensormatic
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
Audio:
  • DTS Master Audio 5.1 - English
  • Dolby Surround 5.1 - English
  • Dolby Surround - French, Spanish
  • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional
Additional Release Material:
  • Audio Commentary:
    1. Composer Jerry Goldsmith
    2. Actors Roddy McDowall, Natlaie Trundy, Kim Hunter, Makeup Artist John Chambers
  • Behind the Scenes:
    1. PLANET OF THE APES Makeup Test with Edward G Robinson
    2. Don Taylor Directs ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES
    3. J Lee Thompson Directs CONQUEST TO THE PLANET OF THE APES
    4. PLANET OF THE APES Dailies and Outtakes (No Audio)
    5. A Look Behind the PLANET OF THE APES (1972)
  • Documentary - Behind The Planet of The Apes
Featurettes:
  1. Pierre Boulle: The Man Behind the Apes
  2. Roddy McDowall Home Movies
  3. PLANET OF THE APES 1967 NATO Presentation
  4. PLANET OF THE APES Featurette (1968)
  • Trailers:
    1. Forced Trailers
    2. Behind The Planet of The Apes Promo (1988)
    3. Original Theatrical Trailers (6)
    Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Game - Science of The Apes Trivia Challenge
    Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Addditional Text - Text Commentary by Eric Greene, Author of "Planet of the Apes as American Myth"
    • Biographies - Planet of the Apes Timeline
    • Galleries:
      1. Concept Art: Original Sketches by Costume Designer Morton Haack
      2. Photo Gallery

    Performers, Cast and Crew:

    Starring , , &
    Performer: , , , , &
    Directed by
    Edited by
    Written by
    Composition by
    Cinematography by
    Art Direction by
    Produced by

    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."

    Major Awards:

    Academy Awards 1968 - Honorary Awards

    Entertainment Reviews:

    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..."

    Product Description:

    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).

    Plot Keywords:

    Classic | Essential Cinema | Futuristic | Post-Apocalypse | Prison / Prisoners | Recommended | Science-Fiction | Space Exploration | Switching Roles | Theatrical Release | Thriller | Time Travel

    Production Notes:

    • 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).

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    Based on 261 ratings.
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    Product Info:

    • Sales Rank: 117,582
    • UPC: 024543527169
    • Shipping Weight: 0.16/lbs (approx)
    • International Shipping: 1 item

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