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Planet of the Apes [DVD] [Single Disc Version; Widescreen]

  • G
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • 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. Based on the novel by Pierre Boulle with a screenplay co-written by Rod Serling.

    Academy Awards Honorary Awards 1968

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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2232974

  • Credits
    Charlton Heston, Charles Carter, Charlton Easton, Roddy McDowall, Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall, Kim Hunter, Janet Cole, Maurice Evans, James Daly, Linda Harrison, Robert Gunner, Lou Wagner, Woodrow Parfrey, James Whitmore
  • Critic Reviews
    "...The original shocked audiences, and in the process, kicked off sci-fi's first true franchise..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...[A] classic....Seminal sci-fi..."
    Total Film

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