We have a brand new exclusive special feature clip from the Planet of the Apes 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Collection, which hits the high-def shelves in this five-disc set on November 4. Click below for an exclusive clip from this BD special feature that gives some insight on the film's adaptation from the original novel.
The compelling and classic 1968 Planet Of The Apes stars Oscar-winner Charlton Heston (Ben-Hur, 1960) as an astronaut who crash lands on a planet ruled by apes who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Beneath The Planet Of The Apes tells the story of a daring rescue mission that leads to a subterranean city where mutant humans worship a weapon capable of destroying the entire planet. In Escape From The Planet Of The Apes, two futuristic simians who have traveled to present-day Earth enjoy celebrity status-until a government plot forces them to run for their lives! In Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes, apes have been domesticated and trained as pets and personal servants-until their continual mistreatment leads to a spectacular revolt. In the final Apes chapter, Battle For The Planet Of The Apes, an idyllic society of man and ape is threatened by both a militant gorilla and a tribe of still-intelligent mutant humans.
- NEW Science of the Apes BONUSVIEW - Scientists, anthropologists and sociologists discuss the facts and fiction of the first film
- NEW "Beyond the Forbidden Zone" Adventure Game
- NEW "A Public Service Announcement From ANSA" in HD - A mission report from the agency regarding their brave astronauts
- NEW "Evolution of the Apes"- HD featurette tracing the apes story from the original novel to the screen
- NEW "Impact of the Apes" - HD featurette on how to market a worldwide pop culture phenomenon. The story behind the marketing and merchandising of one of the first ever film franchises and the series' lasting influence on pop culture through the years
- NEW HD Making-of Featurette for Each Sequel:
- Beneath the Planet of the Apes - "From Alpha to Omega: Building a Sequel"
- Escape from the Planet of the Apes - " The Secret Behind Escape"
- Conquest of the Planet of the Apes - " Riots and Revolutions: Confronting the Times"
- Battle for the Planet of the Apes - " End of an Epic: The Final Battle"
- NEW Each Apes sequel will have an isolated score track in 5.1 DTS Master Audio
- Commentary by Composer Jerry Goldsmith
- Commentary by Actors Roddy McDowall, Natalie Trundy, Kim Hunter and Makeup Artist John Chambers
PLANET OF THE APES: 40 YEAR EVOLUTION BLU-RAY COLLECTION
- Text Commentary by Eric Greene and Author of "Planet of the Apes as American Myth"
- Behind the Planet of the Apes Documentary - Includes all new interactivity and timeline
- Behind the Planet of the Apes Promo (1988)
- Planet of the Apes Makeup Test with Edward G. Robinson (1966)
- Roddy McDowall On-set Footage
- Planet of the Apes Dailies and Outtakes (No Audio)
- Planet of the Apes NATO Presentation (1967)
- Planet of the Apes Vintage Featurette (1968)
- A Look Behind the Planet of the Apes (1972)
- Don Taylor Directs Escape from the Planet of the Apes
- J. Lee Thompson Directs Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
- Original Theatrical Trailers
- Original Sketches by Costume Designer Morton Haack
- Photo Gallery
- Planet of the Apes Timeline
- Interactive Pressbooks
- Vintage Apes Newspaper Galleries
- Advertising and Lobby Card Galleries
- Behind-the-Scenes Galleries