Planet of the Apes Collection (UK BD) in December
Fox Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region B Blu-ray Disc release of Planet Of The Apes: 40 Year Evolution Blu-ray Collection on 1st December 2008. Arriving a month after the US release with identical content, the set includes all five Planet of the Apes films on Blu-ray: 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, and the 1968 original Planet of the Apes.
The collection also boasts exclusive new High-Def content. As a special treat for Apes fans, the collection includes an unrated version of Conquest of the Planet of the Apes. Previously unreleased in the United States, this version includes eight minutes of unrated footage. Other new special content includes an “Evolution of the Apes” documentary chronicling the evolution of the Apes universe from novel to the big screen, an “Impact of the Apes” featurette exploring the cultural impact of the franchise and a never-before-seen public service announcement from ANSA about the seminal flight of the “Project Liberty” crew. Each Planet of the Apes sequel included in the “beautifully packaged” collection will contain brand new High-Def making-of featurettes.
Each Planet of the Apes Blu-ray Disc will be authored in Java on a dual-layer disc presented in widescreen (2.35:1 aspect ratio) with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English, Spanish and French Mono and includes English and Spanish subtitles. All new special features will be presented in High-Def. Bonus features include:
-- 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"
There is no RRP listed on the press release. It’s also worth noting the audio specs are likely to change, as the UK press release is virtually a copy and paste job of the US version we saw earlier this month.
I’ve included the US box-art below, though once again, it’s likely to change (at the very least you’ll see a few BBFC certs on there).
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