Planet of the Apes Movie Review 1968

Information and Film Reviews for Planet of the Apes the Movie

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Astronauts crash land on a planet where apes are masters and humans are merely brute animals. Superior science fiction with sociological implications marred only by unnecessary humor. Heston delivers one of his more plausible performances. Superb ape makeup creates realistic pseudo-simians of McDowall, Hunter, Evans, Whitmore, and Daly. Adapted from Pierre Boulle's novel "Monkey Planet." Followed by four sequels and two TV series.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 112 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Sci Fi, Wild Kingdom, Space Operas, Post-Apocalypse, Men, Astronauts, Time Travel, The Planet of the Apes, Special FX Extravaganzas: Make-Up, Future Shock, Killer Apes and Monkeys, Suspended Animation
Rod Serling, Michael Wilson
Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, Linda Harrison, James Whitmore, James Daly
Leon Shamroy
Franklin J. Schaffner
Jerry Goldsmith
20th Century-Fox


Natl. Film Reg. 2001.

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