- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: G
- Run Time: 1 hours, 52 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: February 3, 2004
- Originally Released: 1968
- Label: 20th Century Fox
- 2-Disc Set
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Special Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Dolby Surround - French
- Dolby Surround - Spanish
- DTS - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Eric Greene - Author
- Jerry Goldsmith - Composer
- Roddy McDowall - Star, Natalie Trundy - Star, Kim Hunter - Star, Richard Zanuck - Producer, John Chambers - Make-Up Artist
- Additional Release Material:
- Documentary: "Behind the PLANET OF THE APES" (126:00)
- "Behind the PLANET OF THE APES" Promo (2:12)
- "Make-Up Test With Edward G. Robinson" (9:00)
- "Roddy McDowall Home Movies" (20:00)
- "Dailies and Outtakes" W/O Audio (20:00)
- "1967 N.A.T.O. Presentation" (10:24)
- "A Look Behind PLANET OF THE APES" (13:38)
- "Don Taylor Directs ESCAPE FROM PLANET OF THE APES" (7:30)
- "J. Lee Thompson directs CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES" (1:04)
- Original Theatrical Trailers (10:00)
- PLANET OF THE APES Teaser Trailer
- PLANET OF THE APES Theatrical Trailer
- BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES Theatrical Trailer
- ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES Theatrical Trailer
- CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Theatrical Trailer
- BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES Theatrical Trailer
- Ape Collections (10 Static Images With 40 Second Audio Bed)
- Ape Merchandise (7 Static Images With 28 Second Audio Bed)
- Film Reviews (34 Stills)
- MEGO Toy Commercial (1:20)
- Original Sketches by Costume Designer Morton Haack (9 Stills With 36 Second Audio Bed)
- Photo Gallery (17 Stills With 68 Second Audio Bed)
- Theatrical Posters (7 Static Images With 28 Second Audio Bed)
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.
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).