In remaking this classic sci-fi horror film, director Tim Burton takes on a whopping challenge and succeeds. Astronaut Leo Davidson (Mark Wahlberg) is part of a space station crew that, in the year 2029, is conducting experiments in training genetically engineered chimps to perform complex away missions. When Leos chimp disappears into a worm hole, Leo unadvisedly goes after him, ending up in a parallel world in which the monkeys are the keepers and humans are traded and caged like animals. Its a horrifying place, and the whole atmosphere, colored by Burtons direction and Rick Bakers incredible special effects makeup, is charged with terror. Leo becomes a heroic figure in the eyes of his defeated human brethren, and he puts his trust and his hope for escape in Ari (Helena Bonham Carter), a forward-thinking ape who believes in human rights. But Leo has formidable opponents in Thade (Tim Roth) and Attar (Michael Clark Duncan), two power-hungry, testosterone-charged apes who wish to rid the planet of humans altogether. This excellent rendition of PLANET OF THE APES is more than just a remake: it includes intense physicality on the part of the actors, complex mythology lacing the story, chilling philosophical realizations, and an amazing cameo by original APES star Charlton Heston. The combination of those complex parts make for a riveting viewing experience.
Enhanced Viewing Mode Sequences, Audio Tracks By Tim Burton And Danny Elfman, Animated Menus, HBO First Look Special, Simian Academy Featurette, Face Like A Monkey Featurette, Costume Tests, On Location In Lake Powell, Chimp Symphony Op 37 A Behind The Scenes On Scoring The Film, Swinging From The Trees Stunt Work, 5 Extended Scenes, Makeup Group And Movement Tests, A Gallery Of Multi Angle Features, Theatrical Trailers, Music Video, TV Spots, Image Art And Stills Gallery, DVD Rom Content
Release Date: 06 March 2006
Certificate: 12 - Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1\Dolby Digital DTS
Running Time: 115 minutes
Production Year: 2001
Main Language: English
Hearing Impaired Languages: English
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