Journey back to the Planet of the Apes

Has it really been 35 years since Chuck Heston landed on the God-forsaken Planet of the Apes? It must be, because Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is releasing the 35th Anniversary version of the film with quite a few extra goodies.

anamorphic widescreen video (a full frame version will also be available), with audio in
A team of astronauts undergo a catastrophic failure after a space anomaly and must crash land on a planet inhabited by intelligent apes and feral humans. The natives do not welcome the visitors, but view them as an affront to God and their very way of life.

The new release will feature an anamorphic widescreen or a fullscreen transfer with audio in both Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS 5.1. Two commentaries will be included, the first with composer Jerry GoldsmithM/b> and the second with actors Roddy Mc Dowell, Natalie Trundy, Kim Hunter, producer Richard Zanuck and make-up artist John Chambers. Other extras include a text commentary by author Eric Greene, the previously hard to come by two hour documentary Behind the Planet of the Apes documentary, a 1998 promo for the documentary, an original makeup test with Edward G. Robinson, Roddy McDowall’s home movies, original dailies and outtakes, the 1967 N.A.T.O. Presentation Reel, several featurettes from the sixties and seventies, original theatrical trailers for all films in the series, movie reviews, a poster gallery, a photo gallery, a sketch gallery, (pause to take a breath), a merchandise gallery, a toy commercial and DVD-ROM content.

This is one complete set. The new release will arrive on February 3rd, this time hopefully without the ending of the film on the box cover.

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