Planet of the Apes-68/Planet of the Apes-01

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With Charlton Heston and Mark Wahlberg as your human guides, revisit your favorite ape-inhabited planet with this exclusive Double Take - Original & Remake collection that features the 1968 and 2001 versions of PLANET OF THE APES.

PLANET OF THE APES (1968): Mankind's ultimate adventure is now the ultimate DVD experience! This digitally remastered edition, presented with its best-ever sound, two audio commentaries and more, is the definitive presentation of the Oscar-winning PLANET OF THE APES - one of the most riveting and influential sci-fi films ever made. 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.

PLANET OF THE APES (2001): Rule the planet with this thrilling, action-packed epic from legendary director Tim Burton (Sleepy Hollow, Batman). After a spectacular crash-landing on an uncharted planet, brash astronaut Leo Davidson (Mark Wahlberg) finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Desperate to find a way home, Leo must evade the invincible gorilla army led by ruthless General Thade (Tim Roth) and his most trusted warrior, Attar (Michael Clarke Duncan). Now the pulse-pounding race is on to reach a sacred temple that may hold the shocking secrets of mankind's past - and the last hope for it's salvation!

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 207553957
UPC 024543524489
UPC 14 00024543524489
Format DVD
Release Date 12/9/2008
Keywords
Futuristic
Post-Apocalypse
Prison/Prisoners
Remake
Science Fiction
Science-Fiction
Time Travel
Editors Note
Note This two-film set features the original Charlton Heston-led PLANET OF THE APES, as well as its 2001 reimagining from director Tim Burton. Please see individual titles for synopsis information.
Directors
Franklin J. Schaffner
Tim Burton
Actors
Mark Wahlberg
Helena Bonham-Carter
Kim Hunter
Charlton Heston
Cast & Crew
Mark Wahlberg - Star
Roddy McDowall - Star
Helena Bonham-Carter - Star
Kim Hunter - Star
Charlton Heston - Star
Tim Roth - Star
Franklin J. Schaffner - Director
Tim Burton - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1968
Catalog ID 2252448
UPC 00024543524489
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 236 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Awards
MTV Award (2002) Charlton Heston, Nominee, [2001] Best Cameo,Tim Roth, Nominee, [2001] Best Villain
British Academy Awards (2002) Colleen Atwood, Nominee, [2001] Best Costume Design,Rick Baker, et. al., Nominee, [2001] Best Make Up/Hair
Grammy (2002) Danny Elfman, Nominee, [2001] Best Score Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
Oscar (1969) Jerry Goldsmith, Nominee, [1968] Best Music, Original Score for a Motion Picture (not a Musical),John Chambers, Winner, [1968] Honorary Award - For his outstanding make-up achievement in the movie,Morton Haack, Nominee, [1968] Best Costume Design
Reviews
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review [1968] Planet of the Apes was arguably the first American science fiction franchise of the post-serial film era. In many ways, the Planet of the Apes series developed the blueprint used by many subsequent multi-segment science fiction endeavors (such as Star Wars, Star Trek, and, to a lesser extent, Superman) in the advertising and merchandising arenas. Not only did Planet of the Apes spawn four theatrical sequels, but it was the basis for a short-lived television series, a Saturday morning TV cartoon, countless books, comic books, and other spin-off material - not to mention the "action figures", costumes, lunch boxes, and various other paraphernalia that are now mandatory to the success of any would-be blockbuster...Like most good science fiction, Planet of the Apes combines action, adventure, futuristic settings, and allegory into an entertaining whole...Planet of the Apes is one of those rare films whose historical impact outweighs its quality. It's a good film, but not a classic. Yet, although little more than a socially conscious, well executed science fiction adventure film, Planet of the Apes arrived in theaters at just the right time to capture the country's imagination. It was a family feature that parents could take their children to, an allegory for those upset with the current cultural tides, and a source of escapism for those wanting to lose themselves in another reality for two hours.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Andrew Collins, Empire [1968] A film rich with unforgettable imagery, killer lines and physical thrills.
Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle [2001] Under Tim Burton's hand, this sci-fi warhorse has evolved into something splendid!
Channel 4 Film [1968] Seminal simian sci-fi that blends satire with the drive and pace of an adventure story.
Desson Howe, The Washington Post [2001] ...a spectacle, a chest-thumping Batman that uses Danny Elfman music, Burtonesque decor and great makeup effects...
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times [1968] Quickly paced [and] completely entertaining!
Tom Coates, BBC Online [2001] ...stunnng set and makeup design...the performances are impressive as well...
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