Release Date: 3/5/2002 Original Release: 2001 Format: DVD Length: 119 minutes Rating:PG-13 (MPAA) Rating Reason: some sequences of action/violence UPC: 024543040958 Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainm
Science-Fiction/Fantasy, Science-Fiction, Theatrical Release, Remake, Special Effects, Future/Futuristic Worlds
Planet of the Apes Single Disc; Widescreen DVD Description
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.
Region 1 Keep Case Single Side - Dual Layer Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35 Letterbox - 2.35 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English Stereo Surround - Spanish Additional Release Material: Audio Commentary: Danny Elfman - Composer, Richard Zanuck - Producer, Tom Rothman - Producer Behind the Scenes: Make-up Text/Photo Galleries: Biographies