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Planet of the Apes
- Charlton Heston

Overview - Complex sociological themes run through this science-fiction classic, about three astronauts marooned on a futuristic planet where apes rule and humans are slaves. The stunned trio discovers that these highly intellectual simians can both walk upright and talk.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Complex sociological themes run through this science-fiction classic, about three astronauts marooned on a futuristic planet where apes rule and humans are slaves. The stunned trio discovers that these highly intellectual simians can both walk upright and talk. They have even established a class system and a political structure. The astronauts suddenly find themselves part of a devalued species, trapped and imprisoned by the apes. But one, Taylor, manages to break out and, aided by a pair of compassionate chimps, makes his escape to an uninhabited section of land. However, during the trek Taylor makes a startling, unsettling discovery about the planet--and realizes he's come full circle. PLANET OF THE APES is based on the novel by Pierre Boulle with a screenplay co-written by Rod Serling.

Awards:
1968 - Academy Awards - Honorary Awards Winner

Cast List

Roddy McDowall - British actor, HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY
Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall - British actor, HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY
Roddy MacDowall - British actor, HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY
Roddy McDowell - British actor, HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY
Linda Harrison - American actress, THE PLANET OF THE APES (1968)
Jack Martin Smith - Art Director
Franklin J. Schaffner - American director
Kim Hunter - Oscar-winning American actress, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
Janet Cole - Oscar-winning American actress, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
Maurice Evans - Emmy winning actor, MACBETH
Woodrow Parfrey - American character actor
Jerry Goldsmith - Film composer
Jerrald K. Goldsmith - Film composer
Jerrald Goldsmith - Film composer
Michael Hennagin - Film composer
Michael Wilson - Screenwriter - BlackListed
Pierre Boulez - Author, THE PLANET OF THE APES
Charlton Heston - Oscar-winning American actor, BEN HUR (1959)
Charles Carter - Oscar-winning American actor, BEN HUR (1959)
Charlton Easton - Oscar-winning American actor, BEN HUR (1959)
James Whitmore - American actor, GIVE 'EM HELL, HARRY!
James Daly - American actor
Hugh S. Fowler - American Editor
Hugh Fowler - American Editor
Arthur P. Jacobs - American Producer
Robert Gunner - Actor
Lou Wagner - Actor, PLANET OF THE APES (1968)
Leon Shamroy - American Director of Photography

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 112
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 024543229742
  • Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • Rating: G (MPAA)
  • Release Date: June 2014

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Notes:
Edward G. Robinson was originally slated to play the role of Zaius, but had to pull out at the last minute due to health problems. An Apjac Production. Color by DeLuxe. Shot in Panavision. Exteriors filmed in Utah and Arizona National Park. Film debut for actress Linda Harrison. Additional cast: Robert Gunner (London), Lou Wagner (Lucius), and Jeff Burton (Dodge).

Reviews:
"...The original shocked audiences, and in the process, kicked off sci-fi's first true franchise..." - 01/11/2002 Entertainment Weekly, p.33


"...[A] classic....Seminal sci-fi..." - 12/01/2003 Total Film, p.133

 
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