Cast of Characters:
This documentary was shown as part of the American Movie Classics (AMC) cable TV channel's celebration of the 30th anniversary of the release of Planet of the Apes (1968). We learn how the original French novel was transformed into the first film; the problems that the producers encountered during production of the entire series (often involving shrinking budgets); how the stories related to current events (e.g., the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement); and how the series became a pervasive part of American popular culture. The film includes interviews with many of the people involved in the production of the film series, including all the main performers. Personal movies taken on the shooting sets and early ape makeup test footage (with Edward G. Robinson and James Brolin) are also featured.
- Published by Power Records, this comic book is an adaptation of the 1973 film Battle for the Planet of the Apes. As part of Power Records 'Book And Record' format, the set includes a 45 rpm record disk, which narrates the illustrated text inside the comic via a soundtrack and dialogue recording. The sound recording was also included in a 33 rpm compilation combining all four Arthur P. Jacobs films adapted by Power Records.
|Planet of the Apes|
|Planet of the Apes||Beneath the Planet of the Apes||Escape from the Planet of the Apes||Battle for the Planet of the Apes|