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Still shot from the movie: Planet Of The Apes (1968).

Planet Of The Apes (1968)

When astronaut George Taylor (Charlton Heston) crash lands on an unfamiliar planet, he discovers a world where Apes rule and humans are treated like animals. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C
Sexual Content: C-
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Theater Release: 08 Feb 1968
Video Release: 27 Mar 2006
MPAA Rating: G
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In the film Contact Jody Foster’s character is chosen to represent when an alien intelligence offers to make contact with Earth’s inhabitants. Tim Burton has remade (or re-imagined) Planet Of The Apes for the 21st century.

Home Video Extra Features

DVD Release Date: 21 August 2001

The 30th Anniversary Edition of this classic includes a making-of documentary titled Behind The Planet Of The Apes.

DVD Notes: Planet of the Apes: The ultimate DVD Collection

DVD Release Date: 28 March 2006

If you’re bananas over the Planet of the Apes, you’ll want to keep you eyes peeled as this popular sci-fi franchise releases on DVD in a variety of packaging options. Remastered in anamorphic widescreen and featuring TXH certified 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound, you can purchase separately each of the five movies (Planet of the Apes, Beneath the planet of the Apes, Escape From the Planet of the Apes, Conquest of Planet of the Apes and Battle for the Planet of the Apes). Or you can pick up a Planet of the Apes: Legacy Edition Box (which offers a sixth bonus disc with the documentary Behind the Planet of the Apes, as well as theatrical trailers and TV spots). Last but not least, there’s the 14-disc limited edition Planet of the Apes: The Ultimate DVD Collection. This guerilla-sized set not only includes the original five movies, it also provides a copy of the 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes (starring Mark Wahlberg), the complete series of the 1974 TV show titled Planet of the Apes, and the 1975 Saturday morning cartoon series Return to the Planet of the Apes. Of course there’s a monkey barrel full of other extras too, like audio commentates, featuretts, image galleries, outtakes etc.

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