Escape From the Planet of the Apes is the third in the series of films based upon the Planet of the Apes characters created by novelist Pierre Boule. At the end of the second film, the centuries-in-the-future world colonized by simians was destroyed, but apes Cornelius (Roddy McDowell) and Zira (Kim Hunter) were able to escape in the space vessel left behind by 20th-century astronaut Charlton Heston. Cornelius and Zira pass through another time warp, finding themselves in the Earth of the 1970s. When they reveal their ability to speak, the apes are first treated as curiosities, then as threats when the government, believing the story that the Earth will eventually be inherited by monkeys, tries to prevent the birth of Zira's baby. Given shelter by sympathetic circus-owner Ricardo Montalban, Cornelius and Zira are nonetheless "neutralized" by the government's special forces--but not soon enough to prevent the birth of their highly intelligent chimpanzee baby. What happens to that infant is the subject of the fourth "Apes" entry, 1972's Conquest of the Planet of the Apes.
[THX-Supervised Mastering, Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Closed Caption; Includes trailers for Planet of the Apes (1968), Planet of the Apes (2001), Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Escape From the Planet of the Apes, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes and Battle for the Planet of the Apes
Disc #1 -- Escape from the Planet of the Apes 1. Pickup and Recovery [4:19] 2. Main Titles [2:58] 3. Playing Dumb [:13] 4. Drs. Dixon & Branton [4:16] 5. "I Loathe Bananas" [3:34] 6. Introductions [:08] 7. In the News [2:00] 8. The Presidential Inquiry [2:38] 9. Hasslein's Theory [2:10] 10. Toast of the Town [1:04] 11. Zira's Delicate Condition [7:50] 12. Hasslein's Fear [:48] 13. How it All Started [3:37] 14. Sodium Pentothal [2:55] 15. The Commission [:30] 16. Boiling Point [:31] 17. On the Run [2:11] 18. Stevie's Idea [3:40] 19. Armando's Circus [1:59] 20. Time to Go [2:40] 21. Saying Goodbye [5:16] 22. The Oil Field [3:20] 23. In Hasslein's Sights [2:14] 24. Aboard the Derelict [2:00] 25. Confrontation [2:31] 26. Simian Survival [:25] 27. End Titles [4:12]
Disc #1 -- Escape from the Planet of the Apes Play Special Features Cast Theatrical Trailers Planet of the Apes Beneath the Planet of the Apes Escape From the Planet of the Apes Conquest of the Planet of the Apes Battle for the Planet of the Apes Planet of the Apes Cross Promotion Planet of the Apes (2001) Web Link Scene Selection Languages Spoken Languages: THX Spoken Languages: English 5.1 Dolby Surround Spoken Languages: English Mono Spoken Languages: French Mono Captions and Subtitles: English Captions and Subtitles: Spanish Captions and Subtitles: None