Planet of the Apes/Rise of the Planet of the Apes DVD
Starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, James Franco, Tom Felton, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, Brian Cox, John Lithgow
Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner
Sci-fi double bill featuring the original 'Planet of the Apes' movie and the 2011 reboot.
In 'Planet of the Apes' (1968), a group of astronauts, led by George Taylor (Charlton Heston), crash land on a strange planet where mute humans are treated as slaves by intelligent apes.
Taylor is hunted down and captured, and then taken for experimentation by sympathetic chimpanzee Dr Zira (Kim Hunter).
When Zira discovers Taylor's intelligence, she and her fiancé Cornelius (Roddy McDowall) appeal to the governing council on his behalf, but the appeal fails, leaving the astronaut no choice but to go on the run.
Fleeing for his freedom, Taylor soon makes a shocking discovery about the provenance of this strange planet.
In 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' (2011), James Franco stars as Will Rodman, a genetic engineer working in present-day San Francisco who is performing scientific tests on apes in his attempt to find a cure for Alzheimer's.
His first test subject is Caesar (Andy Serkis), the prototype of a new breed of apes with human-like intelligence.
But when Caesar breaks free, a revolution is triggered and an epic war for supremacy breaks out between humankind and the primates of the world.
- Format: DVD
- Region: 2
- Certification: (12)
- EAN: 5039036061223
- Catalogue number: 5457601060
- Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Ent.
- Release date: 17/06/2013
- Genre: Science Fiction
- Colour: Colour