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Planet of the Apes: 5-Movie Collector's Edition [Blu-ray] [1968]
Planet of the Apes: 5-Movie Collector's Edition [Blu-ray] [1968]
Dvd ~ Charlton Heston
Price: 13.20

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bought this due to the original film..., 2 Dec 2011
I live in Canada, and surprisingly enough, it's actually cheaper to buy a lot of the boxed sets off than it is to buy it off, and Planet of the Apes was no exception. In Canada, to buy these movies individually is about $10-$15 per movie. To buy this boxed set is about $65 Canadian. To buy it off is 16.97 which after tax, shipping and everything works out to about $28 Canadian...pretty much a no-brainer.

I had only seen the original 1968 POTA once when I was a teenager and despite it being a cheesy old sci-fi film I really enjoyed it. So starting the blu-rays in order, the original POTA looked relatively sharp for such an old movie, some scenes looked brand new, while others still had a bit of grain. I started to notice that the decline in the quality of the movies, there was also a decline in the quality of the blu-rays. Each film got more and more ridiculous and the transfers seemed less and less impressive. There were quite a few wide shots that seemed discoloured and the farther towards the edges of the frame, the blurrier it got. It was very distracting.

All-in-all, I wasn't expecting a superb digital restoration like Aliens for these movies, and can't argue with the price. Though I was a little disappointed with the visual quality of the later installments. That being said I only bought this set for the original and got the four extra movies as a bonus.

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