Planet of the Apes (2-DVD Special Edition, Full Frame)

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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 52 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1968
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • 2-Disc Set
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Surround - French
    • Dolby Surround - Spanish
    • DTS - English

Disc 1:

  • Additional Release Material:
    • Text Commentary:
      1. Eric Greene - Author
    • Audio Commentary:
      1. Jerry Goldsmith - Composer
      2. Roddy McDowall - Star, Natalie Trundy - Star, Kim Hunter - Star, Richard Zanuck - Producer, John Chambers - Make-Up Artist

Disc 2:

  • Additional Release Material:
    • Documentary: "Behind the PLANET OF THE APES" (126:00)
    • Featurette:
      1. "Behind the PLANET OF THE APES" Promo (2:12)
      2. "Make-Up Test With Edward G. Robinson" (9:00)
      3. "Roddy McDowall Home Movies" (20:00)
      4. "Dailies and Outtakes" W/O Audio (20:00)
      5. "1967 N.A.T.O. Presentation" (10:24)
      6. "A Look Behind PLANET OF THE APES" (13:38)
      7. "Don Taylor Directs ESCAPE FROM PLANET OF THE APES" (7:30)
      8. "J. Lee Thompson directs CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES" (1:04)
    • Trailers:
      1. Original Theatrical Trailers (10:00)
      2. PLANET OF THE APES Teaser Trailer
      3. PLANET OF THE APES Theatrical Trailer
      4. BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES Theatrical Trailer
      5. ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES Theatrical Trailer
      6. CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Theatrical Trailer
      7. BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES Theatrical Trailer
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • 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)
  • DVD-ROM Features:
    • Easter Egg on Disc 2

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.

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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  • UPC: 024543107583
  • Shipping Weight: 0.35/lbs (approx)
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