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Still shot from the movie: Planet Of The Apes (2001).

Planet Of The Apes (2001)

In this remake of the the 1968 classic, a space scientist named Leo Davidson (Mark Wahlberg), who specializes in training primates, accidentally crash-lands on an alien planet where he finds the traditional evolutionary process in reverse. Instead of man being the dominant species, this world is ruled by superior apes who have little sympathy for Homo Sapiens. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: B
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 124
Theater Release: 26 Jul 2001
Video Release: 20 Nov 2001
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Check out our review of the original Planet Of The Apes that ignited the imagination and spawned four sequels and two television series. Another movie that examines the possibility of intelligence and emotions in beings that humans do not normally credit with such attributes is A.I. Artificial Intelligence.

Home Video Extra Features

Planet of the Apes releases as a DVD/Blu-ray Combo on 6 April, 2010.

  • DVD release date: November 20, 2001
  • Runtime: 124 minutes
  • Production company: 20th Century Fox
  • Package type: Keep case
  • Aspect ratio: Widescreen anamorphic - 2.35:1
  • DVD encoding: Region 1
  • Available audio tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround).
  • Available subtitles: English. DVD Extras:
    • Commentaries by director Tim Burton and composer Danny Elfman
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Filmmaking vignettes, visual effects analysis
    • Various documentaries
    • Extended scenes
    • Interactive sequences
    • HBO “making of” special
    • Rule The Planet remix
    • TV spots
    • Posters, Press kit
    • Stills

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