The Planet Of The Apes | The Ultimate DVD Collection | Limited Ape Head Box Set

 Product Details

Product Type
DVD

Origin
United Kingdom

UPC/EAN/Barcode
5039036023139 (large cardboard box)

Distributor
Fox

Contents
» 14 Discs
» Foldout Digistack
» Slipcase Box
» Limited Ape Head Box Set
» Large Cardboard Box

Limitation
Unknown amount (numbered)

Out of Print
No

Still in Collection
Yes

Purchased At
www.ginza.se


 Disc 1

Contents
» Planet of The Apes (1968) (movie)
» Audio Commentary by composer Jerry Goldsmith
» Audio Commentary by actors Roddy McDowall, Natalie Trundy, Kim Hunter and make-up artist John Chambers
» Text Commentary by Eric Greene, author of "Planet of The Apes as American Myth"

Type
DVD, R2, PAL

Picture
2.35:1 Anamorphic

Audio
English DD 5.1 surround
» English DTS 5.1

Subtitles
English HoH (movie and commentaries)


 Disc 2

Contents
» Beneath The Planet of The Apes (movie)
» Cast list
» Still Gallery
» Theatrical Trailers
» - Planet of The Apes
» - Beneath The Planet of The Apes
» - Escape From The Planet of The Apes
» - Conquest of The Planet of The Apes
» - Battle For The Planet of The Apes
» - Cross Promotion Trailer

Type
DVD, R2, PAL

Picture
2.35:1 Anamorphic

Audio
English DD 2.0 surround

Subtitles
Czech, Danish, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, English HoH


 Disc 3

Contents
» Escape From The Planet of The Apes (movie)
» Cast list
» Theatrical Trailers (same as disc 2)

Type
DVD, R2, PAL

Picture
2.35:1 Anamorphic

Audio
English DD 2.0 mono

Subtitles
Czech, Danish, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, English HoH


 Disc 4

Contents
» Conquest For The Planet of The Apes (movie)
» Cast list
» Theatrical Trailers (same as disc 2)

Type
DVD, R2, PAL

Picture
2.35:1 Anamorphic

Audio
English DD 2.0 surround

Subtitles
Czech, Danish, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, English HoH


 Disc 5

Contents
» Battle For The Planet of The Apes (movie)
» Cast list
» Theatrical Trailers (same as disc 2)

Type
DVD, R2, PAL

Picture
2.35:1 Anamorphic

Audio
English DD 2.0 surround

Subtitles
Czech, Danish, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, English HoH


 Disc 6

Contents
» The Planet of The Apes (2001) (movie)
» Enhanced Viewing Mode (activates on screen video segments related to the scenes you see in the film while you're wathing it)
» Audio Commentary by director Tim Burton
» Audio Commentary by composer Danny Elfman
» Cast & Crew Profiles
» DVD-Rom Contents

Type
DVD, R2, PAL

Picture
2.35:1 Anamorphic

Audio
English DD 5.1
» English DTS 5.1

Subtitles
Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish, English HoH


 Disc 7

Contents
» Planet of The Apes (TV series)
» - Escape From Tomorrow (episode)
» - The Gladiators (episode)
» - The Trap (episode)
» - The Good Seeds (episode)

Type
DVD, R2, PAL

Picture
4:3 Fullscreen

Audio
English DD 2.0 mono
» French DD 2.0 mono

Subtitles
French, English HoH


 Disc 8

Contents
» Planet of The Apes (TV series)
» - The Legacy (episode)
» - Tomorrow's Tide (episode)
» - The Surgeon (episode)
» - The Deception (episode)

Type
DVD, R2, PAL

Picture
4:3 Fullscreen

Audio
English DD 2.0 mono
» French DD 2.0 mono

Subtitles
French, English HoH


 Disc 9

Contents
» Planet of The Apes (TV series)
» - The Horse Race (episode)
» - The Interrogation (episode)
» - The Tyrant (episode)
» - The Cure (episode)

Type
DVD, R2, PAL

Picture
4:3 Fullscreen

Audio
English DD 2.0 mono
» French DD 2.0 mono

Subtitles
French, English HoH


 Disc 10

Contents
» Planet of The Apes (TV series)
» - The Liberator (episode)
» - Up Above The World So High (episode)
» Trailers
» - Planet of The Apes Cross Trailer
» - Planet of The Apes (2001) DVD Trailer

Type
DVD, R2, PAL

Picture
4:3 Fullscreen

Audio
English DD 2.0 mono
» French DD 2.0 mono

Subtitles
French, English HoH


 Disc 11

Contents
» Return to the Planet of The Apes (animated TV series)
» - Flames of Doom (episode)
» - Escape From Ape City (episode)
» - The Unearthly Prophecy (episode)
» - Tunnel of Fear (episode)
» - Lagoon of Peril (episode)
» - Terror on Ice Mountain (episode)
» - River of Flames (episode)

Type
DVD, R2, PAL

Picture
4:3 Fullscreen

Audio
English DD 2.0 surround
» Spanish DD 2.0 surround

Subtitles
French, Spanish, English HoH


 Disc 12

Contents
» Return to the Planet of The Apes (animated TV series)
» - Screaming Wings (episode)
» - Trail to the Unknown (episode)
» - Attack from the Clouds (episode)
» - Mission of Mercy (episode)
» - Invasion of the Underdwellers (episode)
» - Battle of the Titans (episode)

Type
DVD, R2, PAL

Picture
4:3 Fullscreen

Audio
English DD 2.0 surround
» Spanish DD 2.0 surround

Subtitles
French, Spanish, English HoH


 Disc 13

Contents
» Exploring The Apes
» - Behind The Planet of The Apes Promo (02m 15s)
» - Behind The Planet of The Apes Documentary (02h 06m 46s)
» - Planet of The Apes Makeup Test with Edward G. Robison (1966) (09m 29s)
» - Roddy McDowall Home Movies (20m 03s)
» - Planet of The Apes Dailies and Outtakes (no audio) (19m 44s)
» - Planet of The Apes (1967 N.A.T.O. Presentation) (10m 27s)
» - Plane of The Apes featurette (1968) (04m 36s)
» - A Look Behind the Planet of The Apes (1972) (13m 39s)
» - Don Taylor Directs Escape From the Planet of The Apes (07m 42s)
» - J. Lee Thompson Directs Conquest of the Planet of The Apes (01m 07s)
» Publicity
» - Original Theatrical Trailers
» - Film Reviews (1968) (2 articles)
» - Theatrical Posters (23s)
» Galleries
» - Original Sketches by Costume Designer Morton Haack (36s)
» - Still Gallery (01m 08s)
» Ape Phenomenon
» - Ape Merchandise (28s)
» - Ape Collections (37s)
» - Planet of The Apes: The Beginning (easter egg) (01m 22s)

Type
DVD, R2, PAL

Picture
4:3 Fullscreen

Subtitles
Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish


 Disc 14

Contents
(Bonus material for Planet of The Apes, 2001)
» Simian Acadamy (24m 10s)
» Face Like a Monkey (29m 47s)
» Ape Couture (06m 33s)
» Screen Tests
» - Make-up Tests (03m 48s)
» - Group Tests (02m 40s)
» - Costume Tests (01m 36s)
» - Stunt Tests (04m 15s)
» - Movement Tests (01m 49s)
» Chimp Symphony, Op. 37 (09m 41s)
» On Location - Lake Powell (11m 59s)
» Swinging From The Trees (09m 34s)
» Multi-Angle Featurettes
» - Limbo's Quadrangle
» - Sandar's House
» - Escape From Ape City
» - In The Forest
» Extended Scenes
» - Launch The Monkey (01m 13s)
» - Dinner (01m 16s)
» - Kill Them All (57s)
» - Ari In The Trees (41s)
» - She's a Chimpanzee (54s)
» HBO Special (26m 45s)
» Paul Oakendfold - Rule The Planet Remix (music video) (02m 51s)
» Trailers & TV Spots
» - 2 Trailers
» - 6 TV Spots
» - Planet of The Apes saga Trailer
» - Moulin Rouge Trailer
» - Dr. Dolittle 2 Trailer
» Posters & Press Kit
» Soundtrack Promo (34s)
» Gallery
» - Scenes
» - Props
» DVD-Rom Contents

Type
DVD, R2, PAL

Subtitles
Dutch (optional)


 Movie Details

Short info
Original Title: Planet of the Apes (1968)
Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Short info
Original Title: Beneath The Planet of The Apes (1970)
Directed by: Ted Post

Short info
Original Title: Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
Directed by: Don Taylor

Short info
Original Title: Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Short info
Original Title: Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Short info
Original Title: Planet of the Apes (TV series) (1974)
Directed by:

Short info
Original Title: Return to the Planet of the Apes (animated TV series) (1975)
Directed by:

Short info
Original Title: Planet of the Apes (2001)
Directed by: Tim Burton

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 Video Review

 Discjunkie's Comments

Packaging / Design

Before I actually decided to get this box set I always considered it to be the least impressive of all of FOXs "head" sets. But now once I've actually examined it I must say that it's really quite the opposite.

The detailing is superb and with the hair and the hidden compartment in the back, I think this thing is actually right up there with the i, Robot head.

The big cardboard box comes with a well made styrofoam mold that keeps the ape head in place so there's no real risk of getting transit damages (except on the cardboard box that is).

As for the head, the hair is really thick and you'll notice that there's even a couple of ears hidden under it if you dig a little. It's also quite combed when it arrives but you can certainly rough it up if you want to give the ape a more barbarian type look.

The eyes are not plastic like on the i, Robot set but rather just a really good paint job. And the zippers on the chest can be opened as well, even though there's no real pocket underneath.

Moving on to the hidden compartment on the back of the bust. This this is surprisingly deep and seems to take up all the space from front to back.

The compact digistack box set is all glossy and comes in an equally glossy slipcase box which is individually numbered.

So to summarise; I think the ape head is definitely worth seeing with your own eyes before you label it as a poor design, cause I sure know that I changed my opinion on the matter so I'm sure some other collector's might do the same.

All the artwork looks really good and I can't really say I find any graphic or practical packaging problems with this realease. So in short; yeah, this is one hell of a cool set and I advise anyone who's a fan of the saga to go and get it right away.


Disc contents / Extras

This is by far the best Planet of the Apes collection I've seen so far, but how ultimate is it?... really?...

Well, you'de be surprised. The final disc in the set is a pure special features disc and it comes with a massive amount of documentaries and other goodies.

My only concern as far as disc specs go is probably the fact that the audio isn't the best for a few of the later films. I mean it's not a bad sound, but apart from the original Planet of the Apes and the Tim Burton remake, all we get is decent line up of dolby digital 2.0 tracks. And not only that, all except the two major films come without audio commentaries as well.

But... it's still quite a powerful package and both the menu designs and the subtitle options are usually top notch, so I can't really give it anything less than a nine.


EASTER EGGS

On disc 11, enter the Ape Phenomenon menu and highlight the main menu selection. Press right to highlight a siluette. Press enter and you will see a short re-enactment of the Planet of The Apes film, using action figures (poorly voiced over). This feature runs for 01 min 22 sec and ends with a title spot that reads "Planet of The Apes: The Beginning by MEGO". This clip is of very poor quality and I have no idea of what the hell it is, but it's still rather entertaining.


Sidenotes

This box set is individually numbered on the small slipcase box. My copy is number 10118 but I have no info on how many sets were made.


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