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Rise of the Planet of the Apes - Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) [Region Free]

James Franco , Andy Serkis , Rupert Wyatt    Suitable for 12 years and over   Blu-ray
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (273 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, Brian Cox, Tom Felton
  • Directors: Rupert Wyatt
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Dutch, German, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 12 Dec 2011
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (273 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004U5BMD0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,132 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A galaxy's worth of nihilism buried under a 70s Velveeta topping, The Planet of the Apes series stands today as a dark marvel of pop cinema, a group of wildly variable films that combine to form a giant inescapable kiss-off to the human race. (That said message was able to withstand such distractions as ever-cheapening makeup and Charlton Heston loudly pounding sand makes its achievements even more impressive, really.) Boasting a keen awareness of its predecessors' particular charms and a gem of a central CGI performance by Andy Serkis, Rise of the Planet of the Apes makes for a rather miraculous summer movie: a big-budget special effects extravaganza that also delivers a killer backhand. Sort of redoing 1972's Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, the film follows the events set in motion when a bereaved scientist (James Franco) attempts to create a cure for Alzheimer's, resulting in a supernaturally intelligent chimp named Caesar. The old bit about science tampering in God's domain quickly applies. Director Rupert Wyatt (The Escapist) displays an admirable sense of pacing, deftly levying the escalating action scenes with small character moments from the likes of John Lithgow and Brian Cox. That said, the film belongs to Caesar, whose path from wide-eyed innocent to reluctant revolutionary generates the ironic pulp empathy that gave the original series such a kick. Watching the climactic confrontation on the Golden Gate Bridge, it's distressingly easy to figure out which side to root for. Chuck Heston would no doubt grit his teeth in approval. Note: Those skeptical that this revamp could wholly retain the original's doomy backbeat would do well to stick around during the end credits. --Andrew Wright

Product Description

From WETA, the creators of Avatar comes the ultimate sci-fi re-boot--Rise of the Planet of the Apes. An origin story set in present day San Francisco, where man's own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.

"Hands down the best blockbuster of the year [2011]" ****--Daily Star Sunday
"A must see movie… ape-solutely brilliant" ****--The Sun
"9/10, a must-see sci-fi action blockbuster"--Daily Star
**** Mail On Sunday
**** Sunday Express
**** Metro
**** Daily Mail
**** Daily Express
**** Daily Mirror
**** The Guardian

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70 of 74 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic action film, with brains. 21 Aug 2011
Format:Blu-ray
What a very very good film this is. In `Rise of The Planet of the Apes', English director Rupert Wyatt has a stab at doing what Tim Burton failed spectacularly to do in 2001 - resurrecting the Planet of the Apes franchise. What Wyatt has created, against all the odds, is a thoughtful, intelligent and stirring piece which provides the perfect antidote to all the silly, lacklustre `Apes' films since Franklin J. Schaffer's classic original from 1968.

The film charts the rise of Caesar, an orphaned laboratory chimp, from timid youngster to a sort of revolutionary leader of his fellow Simians. Will Rodman (James Franco) is a scientist at a pharmaceutical company researching a new drug and potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease that reverses the damage to brain tissue, tested on chimps. The effect it has on these animals is to rapidly increase intelligence to an unprecedented degree. After one of the apes goes berserk and trashes the laboratory, the drug is rejected by investors and all but one of the chimps, the baby Caesar, are killed. Will takes the chimp home with him and raises it himself but continues to use the drug on his father (John Lithgow), an Alzheimer's sufferer. Needless to say things go awry, and Caesar is taken away to a special facility where a large number of primates are held in captivity. Along the way there are various maltreatments of Caesar and his fellow chimps at the hands of sadistic humans, all of which contributes to his rise to power. Here begins the most powerful section of the movie, as Caesar gains the trust of his fellow apes and then eventually begins to command them.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Faithful and Impressive 16 Jan 2012
By Syriat TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Rise of the Planet of the Apes is the updated origin story of the Planet of The Apes series. Updated in terms of story, CGI and pace. The CGI was much feted before the release of the film and its a shame that the first real shot of the Ape in the lab isn't as clean as everything else. Because as a whole the CGI work is extremely impressive. The story is simple enough and if you can leave a little disbelief at the door you will be more than well entertained here. The acting is good. John Lithgow's part shows off his skills well as he plays the father who is struggling with Alzheimer's. The story goes along at a pace and has humour and doesn't overly play the sentiment card.

The one thing this also has is a lot of love the original material. Don't believe me go back and watch it again. Notice the Charlton Heston films in the Ape house. See the story from the TV in the background where the space mission is launched that will eventually come back to a Planet of The Apes. Its not just the repetition of the obvious line of dialogue here. The whole thing pays tribute to the previous films.

This film hasn't been mentioned in many best of lists from last year. But its probably the blockbuster of last year that actually lived up to its expectations. It bears repeated watching and if you haven't seen it then you are in for a treat.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars makes you think 17 Mar 2012
Format:Blu-ray
amazing graphics, the human like emotions were so realistic,
I look forward to watching this again and again with out getting bored
recomend
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Sci-fi Film 9 Mar 2012
Format:DVD
We saw this at the cinema and loved the film. Meets the standards of the other Ape films. Bought for as a requested present.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Feedback 1 Mar 2012
By Snicols
Format:DVD
Thank you for this brilliant film it was very well packaged it was an extremely quick delivery, and is a great film highly recommended thank you!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent film 27 Feb 2012
Format:Blu-ray
This was an amazing film, the digital film world has certainly advanced in the last few years as the apes in this film looked scarily real at times. The facility Ceaser was placed in I found disturbing, mainly because you know such places exist. Now I'm hoping the make a follow up film ;-)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rise of The Planet of the Apes 31 Aug 2013
By WDK
Format:Blu-ray
Good picture quality, good sound quality, with a reasonable amount of extra guff to entertain yourself with, after the feature. Multiple formats to support whatever set-up you've got.
The film is probably second only to the original itself. Whilst I think the original's four sequels have their camp, entertaining moments, this is the first deserved sequel/prequel.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray
The word reimagining is a much-abused one in movies, but Rise of the Planet of the Apes is such a superb example of how a disappointing film can be remade as a genuinely satisfying one by approaching the same basic story points from a very different angle. This isn't the conquest of the planet but the first step, and one that begins with the best intentions before escalating along with the genetically-enhanced chimp Caesar's growing intelligence. It manages to be both smart and entertaining, packing a lot more into its 105-minute running time than many a more bloated blockbuster and fits in firmly with the original series of films, from the references to Taylor's lost mission being launched to the origins of the plague that, in Conquest, was held responsible for the death of all domestic pets but here seems more dangerous to humans. And it's satisfying that, true to the Lawgiver's scrolls, it's the word No that is pivotal. Just as satisfyingly, it doesn't overdo the sly references to the original that are there to be discovered rather than hitting you over the head with them - Charlton Heston on TV, Caesar's mother sharing the same name the apes give Taylor in the original (Bright Eyes), an elderly orangutan called Maurice.

Abandoning prosthetics for mocap for the apes, the special effects are superb, allowing Andy Serkis to give another of his remarkable creature performances that was sadly ignored yet again at awards season while at the same time being far more convincingly simian than even the great John Chambers could manage. These apes look and move and behave like primates even in the exhilarating finale when the simian Spartacus re-enacts a moment from Kubrick's film before the impressive Golden Gate showdown.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Film!!
Loved this film!
A very good storyline, somewhat different from the 1970's with Charlton Heston... Hey!! And Charlton had a cameo role in this as an Ape! Read more
Published 1 day ago by harjinder
5.0 out of 5 stars The Eyes have it...!
Well ...near didn,t buy it...but damned glad I did .Seeing the magic of Andy Sekis involvement & in action is allways compelling ,& who isn,t running with them as their fight for... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Treborus
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy
Great delivery and a fantastic quality watch. Bought as Xmas pressie and was a very happy boy. No complaints this end too.
Published 9 days ago by Veroni96
4.0 out of 5 stars A prequel that is well worth watching
After the pointless remake of the original Planet of the Apes, I foolishly didn't make the effort to see this at the cinema thinking it would be lame retread of one of the weedy... Read more
Published 13 days ago by A. Lawrence
5.0 out of 5 stars We loved it!
A meaninful and touching coming-of-age story based around the birth of the Planet Of The Apes series.

Much better than the vacuous Wahlberg version earlier. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Marilyn Harvey
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant clever film!
Captures your attention from the very beginning right to the end! A very clever film that's full of action. I cannot wait for the sequel!!
Published 14 days ago by Reena
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
Cannot wait for the next one, the last minute made me realise the simple thing I had overlooked earlier in the film.
Published 25 days ago by Dean Baker
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent film
loved this very different to the previous film's on this subject but great viewing, highly recommended will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Published 26 days ago by patsy 64
5.0 out of 5 stars Epic
Overall, this is a fantastic film, but more for cgi and plot than for the acting. That said, Andy Serkis is exceptional yet again.
Published 1 month ago by A Tillman
5.0 out of 5 stars Good re-make
Great film compared to the one before it, this goes back to somewhere near the standard of the original. Very enjoyable.
Published 1 month ago by Celtic 1888
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