Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (Widescreen)
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- Trailers from all the Planet of the Apes Films
- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: March 28, 2006
- Originally Released: 1972
- Label: 20th Century Fox
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
- Mono - English, French
- Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional
- THX Certified Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Documentary: "J. Lee Thompson Directs CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES"
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailers (Entire Movie Series)
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Biographies: Cast
- DVD-ROM Features:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Performer:||John Randolph, Hari Rhodes, Don Murray, David Chow, Severn Darden, Lou Wagner, Natalie Trundy & Ricardo Montalban|
|Directed by||J. Lee Thompson|
|Edited by||Marjorie Fowler & Alan Jaggs|
|Screenwriting by||Paul Dehn|
|Composition by||Tom Scott|
|Produced by||Arthur P. Jacobs|
|Director of Photography:||Bruce Surtees|
Description by OLDIES.com:
At the end of the third movie, the ape Cornelius and his wife Zira were murdered by humans when they traveled back in time. However, their son, Caesar, remained behind with kind-hearted circus owner Armando, who kept the ape's existence a secret.
"Conquest of the Planet of the Apes" opens in 1991, after an epidemic has wiped out the dog population, and talking apes have become humans' favorite pets. But the primates endure a horrible existence, chained-up and forced to perform slave labor.
Governor Breck, who rules the land with an iron fist, despises the apes and attempts to find the now fully-grown Caesar. The villainous leader's plan is to kill Caesar before the simian can cause any trouble and help his fellow apes take over the world.
Caesar turns out to be a lot more intelligent than Breck expected, however, and won't put up with the governor's abuse. Before long, Caesar convinces those of his kind to stage a massive revolt against the human race...
- Color by DeLuxe.
- Released theatrically in the USA June 29, 1972.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 94 ratings.
The apes makeup is no longer a novelty making room for strong character and story development. This is also the most fast paced and action packed "Apes" entry.
The movie's strongest point is the freedom-fighting ape Ceasar, possibly Roddy McDowell's best roll. The entire story, especially Ceasar's speach at the climax, stand as a stirring commentary on dignity and civil rights.
This is the one to see, entertaining sci-fi with a serious message.
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