- Rated: G
- Run Time: 1 hours, 52 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: March 28, 2006
- Originally Released: 1968
- Label: 20th Century Fox
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
- Dolby Digital Surround - French
- DTS - English
- Mono - Spanish
- Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional
- THX Certified Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Jerry Goldsmith - Composer
- Roddy Mc Dowell, Natalie Trundy, Kim Hunter - Stars, John Chambers - Make-up Artist
- Eric Greene - PLANET OF THE APES series expert (Text Only)
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..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Charlton Heston stars as Taylor, an astronaut who crash-lands on a mysterious world where intelligent apes rule...and hunt primitive, speechless humans for sport. Soon, Taylor's life depends on the kindness of the chimpanzee scientists Cornelius and Zira (Roddy McDowall and Kim Hunter) and his escape to the Forbidden Zone, where he uncovers an earth-shattering secret that may hold the key to his own destiny.
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.
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).