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Format: DVD
Sku: 207553957
UPC: 024543524489
UPC 14: 00024543524489
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Double Take - Original & Remake.
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!

"[1968] A film rich with unforgettable imagery, killer lines and physical thrills.  Andrew Collins, Empire
"[2001] Under Tim Burton's hand, this sci-fi warhorse has evolved into something splendid!  Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle
"[1968] Seminal simian sci-fi that blends satire with the drive and pace of an adventure story.  Channel 4 Film
"[2001] ...a spectacle, a chest-thumping Batman that uses Danny Elfman music, Burtonesque decor and great makeup effects...  Desson Howe, The Washington Post
"[1968] Quickly paced [and] completely entertaining!  Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"[2001] ...stunnng set and makeup design...the performances are impressive as well...  Tom Coates, BBC Online

Editor's 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.


Video Features DVD

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 12/9/2008
Video Play Time Running Time: 236 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1968
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2252448
Video UPC UPC: 00024543524489
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 2

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  2.35:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Mark Wahlberg
Video Cast Info Roddy McDowall
Video Cast Info Helena Bonham-Carter
Video Cast Info Kim Hunter
Video Cast Info Charlton Heston
Video Cast Info Tim Roth
Video Cast Info Franklin J. Schaffner - Director
Video Cast Info Tim Burton - Director


MTV Award (2002)
   Video Award Name Charlton Heston, Nominee, [2001] Best Cameo

British Academy Awards (2002)
   Video Award Name Colleen Atwood, Nominee, [2001] Best Costume Design

Grammy (2002)
   Video Award Name Danny Elfman, Nominee, [2001] Best Score Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

British Academy Awards (2002)
   Video Award Name Rick Baker, et. al., Nominee, [2001] Best Make Up/Hair

MTV Award (2002)
   Video Award Name Tim Roth, Nominee, [2001] Best Villain

Oscar (1969)
   Video Award Name Jerry Goldsmith, Nominee, [1968] Best Music, Original Score for a Motion Picture (not a Musical)
Video Award Name John Chambers, Winner, [1968] Honorary Award - For his outstanding make-up achievement in the movie
   Video Award Name Morton Haack, Nominee, [1968] Best Costume Design

Professional Reviews

ReelViews 8 of 10
[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. - James Berardinelli

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