Saturday, August 6, 2011


This weekend the latest in the PLANET OF THE APES film franchise is being released, RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. For those who can't get enough APES (such as myself!),  the boxed-set, 5-Disc, Blu-ray 40th Anniversay Edition of the series is available. I'm gonna be on this like hair on a monkey's . . . well, you get the idea.

And look here, for those of you on a budget, I have a used/like new 6-Disc DVD boxed set of the original "Legacy Collection" at a great price. Check it out at the MONSTER MAIL ORDER page right HERE.

Orginally released by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment on November 4, 2008, each Apes film is authored in Java on BD-50 Discs and presented in widescreen 2.35:1 1080p video and newly remastered 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio.

For the first time in North America the unrated version of Conquest of the Planet of the Apes will be available packing an extra eight minutes of footage. The set also includes a number of all-new supplemental features, shown below, with all supplements presented in high definition.

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

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.

The PLANET OF THE APES 40-year Evolution Blu-ray Boxed Set is truly a thing of beauty.

Here are some promo stills from the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, which opened yesterday here in the Seattle area.

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