Planet of the Apes
Planet of the Apes
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Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall star in this legendary science fiction masterpiece. Astronaut Taylor (Heston) crash lands on a distant planet ruled by apes who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist (McDowall).
© 1967 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Apjac Productions, Inc. Renewed 1995 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Planet of the Apes raises thought-provoking questions about our culture without letting social commentary get in the way of the drama and action.
It's a film to see, all right, and it does confirm Schaffner's talent. It is only that one can now...
June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Original Apes mixes smart sci-fi and fighting, sexy stuff.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Planet of the Apes is the original 1968 sci-fi movie that yielded several sequels, one remake (that became its own franchise-launcher), two TV series, as well as toys and games; it was extremely popular in its day and still has many fans. It's one of those rare sci-fi movies that's based on thoughtful ideas but also contains fighting and action. Characters fire guns, a little blood is shown, and characters die. Humans are held prisoner and mistreated, and there's violent struggling. A decomposed corpse is shown in one shocking scene. Several male astronauts are naked (nothing sensitive shown) and sex is discussed. Language is mild, but contains uses of "God," "damn" and "hell." With the success of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and with the promise of new sequels coming, teen sci-fi fans may want to go back and watch this. Though the MPAA gave it a "G" when it was released, it would never receive that rating today.
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- Genre:Sci-Fi, Action
- Release Date:February 8, 1968
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
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