Planet of the Apes

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Product Overview

In the year 2029, an american astronaut crash lands on a strange planet where talking apes rule over the human race. Now he must evade the advancing gorilla army led by general thade to reach a sacred temple that may hold the secrets of mankind's past, and the key to its future.

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40165842
UPC 024543040958
UPC 14 00024543040958
Format DVD
Release Date 2/6/2007
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.35:1
Actors
Name Wahlberg,Mark
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Charlton Heston - Actor
Estella Warren - Actor
Helena Bonham Carter - Actor
Kris Kristofferson - Actor
Mark Wahlberg - Actor
Michael Clarke Duncan - Actor
Paul Giamatti - Actor
Tim Roth - Actor
Pierre Boulle - Based On Novel By
Tim Burton - Director
Philippe Rousselot - Director of Photography
Danny Elfman - Musical Score
Richard D. Zanuck - Producer
William Broyles, Jr. et al. - Screenplay
Awards
MTV Award (2002) Charlton Heston, Nominee, Best Cameo,Tim Roth, Nominee, Best Villain
British Academy Awards (2002) Colleen Atwood, Nominee, Best Costume Design,Rick Baker, et. al., Nominee, Best Make Up/Hair
Reviews
ReviewSource Washington Post
Review ...Apes is a spectacle, a chest-thumping Batman that uses Danny Elfman music, Burtonesque decor and great makeup effects by Rick Baker to transport you to another world. It certainly passes the fake monkey-suit test... And yes, acting is going on, with Helena Bonham Carter particularly effective...
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Reviewer Desson Howe
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review Rick Baker's makeup is superlative, improving upon the original without obliterating its memory. No one will for a moment think of the actors as people in monkey suits, even though that's what the apes are. Mark Wahlberg gets the easy job, and he has no trouble acting equal parts stoic and heroic. Likewise, Estella Warren wears less, not more, and does an adequate job appearing beautiful and wild...Perhaps the film's finest moment occurs early in the proceedings, right after Leo has been captured by the apes. In a wink-and-a-nod reference to the original, as he grasps an ape by the leg, he is kicked away with the following rebuke: "Get your stinking hands off me, you damn dirty human!" If the entire movie had remained on the lofty level occupied by its first act, and avoided the out-of-control spiral characterizing its climax and conclusion, this version of Planet of the Apes could have bettered its predecessor. As it is, however, Burton's film is one more disappointment in a summer of lackluster "event pictures."
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Tim Burton's "Planet of the Apes" wants to be all things to all men, and all apes. It's an action picture and a satire of an action picture. It's a comedy and then it gets serious. It's a social satire and then backs away from pushing that angle too far. It even has a weird intra-species romantic triangle in it. And it has a surprise ending that I loved...The movie could have been more. It could have been a parable of men and animals, as daring as "Animal Farm." It could have dealt in social commentary with a sting, and satire that hurt. It could have supported, or attacked, the animal rights movement...It could have, but it doesn't. It's a cautious movie, earning every letter and numeral of its PG-13 rating. Intellectually, it's science fiction for junior high school boys...The movie is great-looking. Rick Baker's makeup is convincing even in the extreme closeups, and his apes sparkle with personality and presence. The sets and locations give us a proper sense of alien awe, and there's one neat long shot of the ape city-mountain that looks, when you squint a little, like Xanadu from "Citizen Kane."
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
Features
DVD, English, Spanish, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Wahlberg,Mark
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle Under Tim Burton's hand, this sci-fi warhorse has evolved into something splendid!
Tom Roeper, Ebery & Roeper And The Movies Not just worthy of comparison to the original...it's better.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times ...it has a surprise ending that I loved.
Tom Coates, BBC Online ...stunnng set and makeup design... the performances are impressive as well
Desson Howe, The Washington Post ...a spectacle, a chest-thumping Batman that uses Danny Elfman music, Burtonesque decor and great makeup effects...
Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper Not just worthy of comparison to the original...it's better.
Tom Coates, BBC Film Review ...stunnng set and makeup design...the performances are impressive as well...
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