|Battle for the Planet of the Apes 1973 PG, 92 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Action
Director: J. Lee Thompson
Cast: Roddy McDowall, Severn Darden, John Huston, Natalie Trundy, Paul Williams, Claude Akins, Lew Ayres, France Nuyen, Austin Stoker, Noah Keen, Richard Eastham, Paul Stevens, Heather Lowe, Bobby Porter, Cal Wilson
The year is 2670 A.D., and human civilization has collapsed following a nuclear war. The new world features intelligent apes–led by Caesar (Roddy McDowall) who encourages coexisting with the mutant humans. But, when gorilla leader General Aldo (Claude Akins) wants to overthrow Caesar and attack the mutant humans, war is inevitable. This is the final episode in the "Planet of the Apes" series, and shots from earlier "episodes" highlight the film.
|Beneath the Planet of the Apes 1970 PG, 95 min.|
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi
Director: Ted Post
Cast: Charlton Heston, James Franciscus, Maurice Evans, Kim Hunter, Linda Harrison, Paul Richards, Victor Buono, James Gregory, Jeff Corey, Natalie Trundy, Thomas Gomez, David Watson, Don Pedro Colley, Tod Andrews, Lou Wagner
This is the first sequel to the popular primate films, and Charlton Heston is back. This time, U.S. astronaut Taylor (Heston) has disappeared while exploring the distant planet that was once ruled by apes. Astronaut Brent (James Franciscus) is sent to rescue him and crash lands on the Planet of the Apes. Taylor's mate Nova (Linda Harrison) rescues Brent and takes him to the ape city where friendly scientists Zira (Kim Hunter) and Cornelius (David Watson) hide them. Adventures abound when they are kidnapped, find Taylor, escape, and then discover the weapon that could prevent the apes from wiping out the world.
|Conquest of the Planet of the Apes 1972 PG, 87 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Action
Director: J. Lee Thompson
Cast: Roddy McDowall, Ricardo Montalban, Don Murray, Natalie Trundy, Hari Rhodes, Severn Darden, John Randolph, John Dennis, H.M. Wynant, Gordon Jump, Lou Wagner, Asa Maynor, David Chow, Buck Kartalian, Paul Comi
In this sequel to "Planet of the Apes," Roddy McDowall plays his own son as he moves among his fellow apes that are now servants. He manages to lead them into an organized revolt in their quest for freedom. This is the fourth in the series of five "episodes."
|Escape from the Planet of the Apes 1971 PG, 98 min.|
Director: Don Taylor
Cast: Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Eric Braeden, Bradford Dillman, Natalie Trundy, William Windom, Sal Mineo, Albert Salmi, Harry Lauter, M. Emmet Walsh
After a nuclear disaster, two apes (Roddy McDowall and Kim Hunter) have escaped their lost planet and arrive on Earth. Unfortunately, humans greet them warily–afraid that apes will gain control of Earthlings.
|Planet of the Apes 1968 G, 112 min.|
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Cast: Charlton Heston, Kim Hunter, Roddy McDowall, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, James Daly, Linda Harrison, Woodrow Parfrey, Robert Gunner, Norman Burton, Lou Wagner, Jeff Burton, Buck Kartalian, Wright King, Paul Lambert
Astronauts land on a newly discovered planet where apes rule, and humans are their servants. The space crew, led by George Taylor (Charlton Heston), trudges through a forest and finds a tribe that resembles Stone Age humans. Then, apes on horses appear clad in uniforms and start shooting, and the inarticulate, uncivilized humans scatter. The astronauts learn that the apes can walk upright and talk and are far more sophisticated that the humans. When the leader of the apes, Dr. Zaius (Maurice Evans), learns that Taylor can also talk, he orders him killed. Now, two apes–scientist Cornelius (Roddy McDowell) and Dr. Zira (Kim Hunter)–help Taylor escape and, in the process, Taylor uncovers the secret of the planet.
|Planet of the Apes 2001 PG-13, 118 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi / Drama / Thriller
Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Clarke Duncan, Kris Kristofferson, Estella Warren, Paul Giamatti, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Erick Avari, Luke Eberl, Evan Parke, David Warner, Glenn Shadix, Chris Ellis, Freda Joh Shen
When astronaut Leo Davidson (Mark Wahlberg) is stranded on a strange planet, he is greeted by human-like apes who keep humans as pets. Davidson is saved by a sympathetic chimp, Ari (Helena Bonham Carter), and meets a band of captured humans who want him to lead a revolt against the apes that are led by General Thade (Tim Roth). It isn't long before Davidson takes on the role of a messiah.
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1. Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
2. Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
3. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
4. Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
5. Planet of the Apes (1968)
6. Planet of the Apes (2001)