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Planet of the Apes (1968) [Blu-ray]

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5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the Apes Feb. 22 2012
By Argus TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray
"The Planet of the Apes" (1968) is a gem of a movie! Everything, from Jerry Goldsmith's atmospheric music to the excellent ape make-up by John Chambers, comes together here.

An intelligent screenplay skillfully directed by Frank Schaffner, imaginative sets and a plot which builds to an astonishing climax, contribute to make this a landmark of science-fiction film-making. Taylor (Charlton Heston) is the cynical space explorer searching for "something better than man" who finds himself in a world populated by advanced apes. From that point on he struggles to defend mankind against brutality and prejudice in one of the film's several neat ironies.

Heston is admirably supported by Roddy McDowall and Kim Hunter, who play the sympathetic chimpanzee scientists Cornelius and Zira, along with Maurice Evans as the formidable Doctor Zaius. The final iconic scene on the coast is among the great moments of cinema. This film generally holds up extremely well despite its age. The bluray version is top quality and packed with special features.

Highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well Done June 1 2012
By *lord Allan TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
So, given this classics age, some 44 years now, I was pleasantly surprised how it still holds up. I bought this BlueRay version hoping the picture quality would be much better than the one I have. It is definitely better in the overall detail and the colour, than my DVD special edition from 2000. But by no means huge!!!. So, not what I was really hoping for, but... acceptable.
Bottom line, If you don't already own this classic film, this BlueRay release is the one get. If you are looking to upgrade from a DVD copy you my want to think about it. Or check it out first. After all the price is not bad. No regrets here!
Four big stars,
well done!
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