Planet of the Apes (Blu-ray) (1968)

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PG-13 (MPAA)

Rated  PG-13 (MPAA) some sequences of action/violence

Overview

In remaking this classic sci-fi horror film, director Tim Burton takes on a whopping challenge and succeeds. Astronaut Leo Davidson (Mark Wahlberg) is part of a space station crew that, in the year 2029, is conducting experiments in training genetically engineered chimps to perform complex away missions. When Leo's chimp disappears into a worm hole, Leo unadvisedly goes after him, ending up in a parallel world in which the monkeys are the keepers and humans are traded and caged like animals. It's a horrifying place, and the whole atmosphere, colored by Burton's direction and Rick Baker's incredible special effects makeup, is charged with terror. Leo becomes a heroic figure in the eyes of his defeated human brethren, and he puts his trust--and his hope for escape--in Ari (Helena Bonham Carter), a forward-thinking ape who believes in human rights. But Leo has formidable opponents in Thade (Tim Roth) and Attar (Michael Clark Duncan), two power-hungry, testosterone-charged apes who wish to rid the planet of humans altogether. This excellent rendition of PLANET OF THE APES is more than just a remake: it includes intense physicality on the part of the actors, complex mythology lacing the story, chilling philosophical realizations, and an amazing cameo by original APES star Charlton Heston. The combination of those complex parts makes for a riveting viewing experience.
Theatrical Release Date 2001
Format Blu-ray Disc
Number of Discs 1

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PG-13 (MPAA)

Rated  PG-13 (MPAA) some sequences of action/violence

  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Science-Fiction/Fantasy
  • Distributor
    20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    124
  • Picture
    Color
  • Audio
  • Language
    English
  • Dubbed
    French, Spanish
  • Subtitles
    English, French, Spanish
  • Release Date
    06/17/14
  • Theatrical Release
    2001
  • Rating
    PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Rating Reason
    some sequences of action/violence
  • Format
    Blu-ray Disc
  • Unedited Version
    N
  • Warranty Parts
    30 Day(s)

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Editorial Reviews

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Variety 07-30-2001 "...Rick Baker's ape makeup creations are wonderfully varied...and represent a definite leap beyond what was possible 33 years ago..."
Rolling Stone 08-30-2001 "...These creatures snarl, swing from trees and bare their teeth with startling authenticity, and each one looks different. Baker's work is monumental..."
Entertainment Weekly 08-03-2001 "...[Roth gives] a performance of gnashing wit and ferocity....The apes in PLANET OF THE APES have character....The movie is all but destined to become Burton's second hit in a row..."
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