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Format: DVD
Sku: 202222111
UPC: 024543229742
UPC 14: 00024543229742
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Digitally Remastered for Superior Sound and Picture Quality.|Digitally Remastered in THX for Superior Sound and Picture Quality.
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.

"...a piece of surreal speculative sci-fi...  Bill Gibron, DVD Verdict
"This fascinating premis is exploited to the fullest.  BoxOfficeMagazine
"...a great idea that really worked...  Ken Dubois,
"A film rich with unforgettable imagery, killer lines and physical thrills.  Andrew Collins, Empire
"A sci-fi classic that still holds up today and far surpasses Tim Burton's remake.  Beth Accomando,
"This fascinating premise is exploited to the fullest.  Box Office Magazine
"Seminal simian sci-fi that blends satire with the drive and pace of an adventure story.  Channel 4 Film
"Quickly paced [and] completely entertaining!  Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Editor's Note
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.


Video Features DVD

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 2/20/2007
Video Play Time Running Time: 112 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1968
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2232974
Video UPC UPC: 00024543229742
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  2.35:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Charlton Heston
Video Cast Info Kim Hunter
Video Cast Info Linda Harrison
Video Cast Info Roddy McDowall
Video Cast Info Arthur P. Jacobs - Producer
Video Cast Info Franklin J. Schaffner - Director
Video Cast Info Hugh S. Fowler - Editor
Video Cast Info Jerry Goldsmith - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Leon Shamroy - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Michael Wilson - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Pierre Boulle - Based On Novel By
Video Cast Info Rod Serling - Screenplay


Winner (1969)
   Video Award Name Oscar, John Chambers, Honorary Award - For his outstanding make-up achievement in the movie

Nominee (1969)
   Video Award Name Oscar, Morton Haack, Best Costume Design
   Video Award Name Oscar, Jerry Goldsmith, Best Music, Original Score for a Motion Picture (not a Musical)

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

Memorable Quotes

"Get your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape."---- Taylor (Charlton Heston)

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"...The original shocked audiences, and in the process, kicked off sci-fi's first true franchise..." 01/11/2002 p.33

Total Film
"...[A] classic....Seminal sci-fi..." 12/01/2003 p.133

ReelViews 8 of 10
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

Chicago Sun-Times 8 of 10
Since "Planet" already seems to have found its audience, then, I thought I'd address this review to the others -- to those who wouldn't be caught dead going to see anything called "Planet of the Apes"...What they were really implying was that any movie named "Planet of the Apes'' had to be awful. This kind of snobbery may be good for a chuckle or two, but those who practice it miss a lot of entertaining movies..."Planet of the Apes" is one. It is not great, or significant, or profound. Occasionally it is distractingly cute, as when the apes rewrite one cliche after another: "Man see, Man do," for example, or "To apes, all men look alike." but, this is part of the fun...Heston is by now just about the only Hollywood actor capable of playing archetypal heroes -- Moses, Ben-Hur, the last man alive, etc. -- and there must be a reason. In stature and screen presence, he is heroic and he is noble; you've got to admit it. He's right for this role, however preposterous it really may be, and he carries the film effortlessly. The actors hidden behind that ape makeup (Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, Roddy McDowall, etc.) are difficult to review as people, but they're fine as apes...What I'm getting at, I guess, is that "Planet of the Apes" is much better than I expected it to be. It is quickly paced, completely entertaining, and its philosophical pretensions don't get in the way...If you only condescend to see an adventure thriller on rare occasions, condescend this time. You have nothing to lower but your brow. - Roger Ebert

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Heston,Charlton
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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