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the entire collection of classic "Apes" films
on 16 May 2016
This is a great box set of the original "Planet of the Apes" films on Blu-ray. The first film, inspired by the 1963 novel by Pierre Boulle, was a major cinema hit in 1968 - and it spawned a TV series and four sequels ... as well as various re-makes in more recent years. Here you get the Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall classic, "Planet of the Apes" - as well as "Beneath the Planet of the Apes" (1970), "Escape from the Planet of the Apes" (1971), "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes" (1972) and "Battle for the Planet of the Apes" (1973).
Some of the films are good, some are great. Personally, I prefer the first, the third and the last. The picture and audio quality on these films is excellent, and there's plenty of extra features.
These films demonstrate a great continuity, and involve a range of sci-fi themes - including time travel, post-apocalyptical society, and intelligent apes. The special effects are, on the whole, very good. These are genuine classics, and I recommend them.