Planet of the Apes Ultimate Collector’s Edition (R2) in April - Menus added
Fox Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of The Planet of the Apes (Ultimate Collector’s Edition) for 3rd April 2006 priced at £149.99. The simian-sized set contains 14 discs featuring all the ‘Planet of the Apes’ films and TV series, including the never-before-released animation ‘Return to the Planet of the Apes’, in an exclusively designed and hand-painted limited edition Ape Head Boxset unlike anything you have ever seen before! Only 12,000 numbered sets will go on sale in the UK.
Fox have informed us that all of the movie and live-action TV series discs included in the set are identical in terms of content, to the existing individual DVD releases. This makes the Return to the Planet of the Apes animated series the only new disc-based content of this release.
The set includes:
Planet of the Apes 2001 Special Edition (2 discs)
Acclaimed director Tim Burton’s visionary action adventure version of Planet of the Apes is a visual feast starring Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Roth, Michael Clarke Duncan and Estella Warren. This Special Edition DVD contains more than 13 hours of enhanced viewing including never-before-seen bonus programmes, behind-the scenes multi-angle features, audio tracks, extended scenes, featurettes, Easter eggs and much more!
Planet of the Apes 35th Anniversary Edition (2 discs)
This stunningly packaged set features the seminal ‘Ape’ movie starring Charlton Heston and Kim Hunter plus over three hours of historic and never-before-seen extras. Complete with a two-hour documentary presented by ‘ape’ star Roddy McDowall plus previously unseen footage, updated interviews with the cast, audio commentaries, outtakes, McDowall’s on set Home Movies, a screen test featuring Edward G. Robinson and a 1967 NATO Presentation.
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1 disc)
In the acclaimed sequel to Planet of the Apes, mankind is driven underground as another astronaut (James Franciscus) crashes through the time barrier searching for the missing Taylor (Charlton Heston). The daring rescue mission leads to a subterranean city where mutant humans, who practise mind control, worship a weapon capable of destroying the entire planet.
Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1 disc)
Roddy McDowall and Kim Hunter reprise their roles from the original Planet of the Apes in this third chapter of the Apes saga. Two intelligent simians from the future, Cornelius (McDowell) and Zira (Hunter) travel to present-day Earth. They become instant sensations, wined and dined and treated like instant celebrities – until a high-level plot forces them to run for their lives!
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1 disc)
The fourth episode of the legendary Apes saga stars Roddy McDowall and Ricardo Montalban. The time is the near future. Apes have substituted cats and dogs as household pets, and replaced servants as personal assistants – until their continual mistreatment provokes one advanced ape from the future, Cesar (McDowall), to lead a spectacular revolt that marks the beginning of the ape revolution.
Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1 disc)
The fifth and last chapter in the Apes saga is set in 2670 A.D. After the revolution, brought about by Caesar (Roddy McDowall), the world is now a desolated place. Now man and apes try to live together in an uneasy harmony, with apes having the edge over man as the leaders. When the smoke clears the carnage is everywhere, but there is hope for a new beginning for ape and man.
Planet of the Apes TV Series (4 discs)
Based on the enormously popular and successful Planet of the Apes movies, the 1974 TV Series is now a true cult classic. Starring Roddy McDowell, Ron Harper and James Naughton, this set contains all 14 episodes made, including ‘The Liberator’, which never aired during the show’s original run.
Return to the Planet of the Apes (2 discs)
Available for the first time on DVD and from the Oscar® winning creators of The Pink Panther, this high-concept 1970’s cartoon series returns you to the heart of mankind’s greatest adventure. Containing all 13 episodes made, this series is set in 3979 and features all of the familiar characters including Cornelius, Zira and General Urko.
Artwork for the set is followed by menus from the only new disc content, the animated series...