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Will Rodman (James Franco) thinks he has found the cure for brain related illness, such as Alzheimer's Disease. His early experiments on primates look very promising... until he discovers the treatment has given his subjects extra intelligence. Now the apes are smart enough to rebel and desire to reign over their human oppressors.
Why Is Rise of the Planet of the Apes Rated PG-13?
Rise of the Planet of the Apes is rated PG-13 for intense and frightening sequences of action and violence.
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Violence: Men capture wild animals using guns and nets. Characters are subjected to drug testing, shot and killed, imprisoned, electrocuted, tortured and beaten. Characters threaten and yell at others. Apes attack humans on numerous occasions. A man is bitten and others are exposed to blood and untested drugs. Apes fight among themselves. Depictions of violence include gunfire, explosions and the use of clubs. Numerous corpses are seen along with some bloody injuries.
Sexual Content: A couple kisses. They are shown asleep together in bed.
Language: The script contains over a dozen profanities including scatological slang, terms of Deity and mild expletives. A strong sexual expletive is cut off mid-sentence.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Tranquilizers and other drug therapies are used on animals. One man is subjected to drug testing.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Home Video Notes: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Release Date: 13 December 2011
Rise of the Planet of the Apes releases to home video on December 13, 2011, with the following bonus extras:
- The Pre-vis for The Future
- Ape Facts (Chimpanzee, Gorilla, and Orangutan)
- Character Concept Art Gallery
- Three Theatrical Trailers
- Capturing Caesar – Script to Screen
- Audio Commentaries
- Studying the Genius of Andy Serkis
- Deleted Scenes
- Multi-Angle: Rocket Cookie Scene
- A New Generation of Apes
- Breaking Motion Capture Boundaries
- Breaking New Sound Barriers: The Music and Sound Design of Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Home Video Notes: Planet Of The Apes: Caesar’s Warrior Collection
Release Date: 2 December 2014
Planet Of The Apes: Caesar’s Warrior Collection releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD) with the following:
- Copy of Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2 Discs)
- Copy of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2 Discs)
- Caesar Ape Head (outer box dimensions: 12” wide by 11.5” deep by 14.5” tall)
- A 32-page “Planet of the Apes: Building an Icon” booklet
- Four collectible battle-ready ape character cards.