Escape from the Planet of the Apes

Escape from the Planet of the Apes

Director: Don Taylor Cast: Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter

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Escape from the Planet of the Apes

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/28/2006
UPC: 0024543228134
Original Release: 1971
Rating: G
Source: 20th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [THX-Supervised Mastering, Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:37:00

Special Features

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

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Roddy McDowall Cornelius
Kim Hunter Zira
William Windom The President
John Alderman Corporal
Roy E. Glenn Lawyer
Steve Roberts Gen. Brody
John Randolph Chairman
Harry Lauter Gen. Winthrop
M. Emmet Walsh Aide
Peter Forster Cardinal
Norman Burton Army Officer
William Woodson Naval Officer
Tom Lowell Orderly
Gene Whittington Marine Captain
Donald Elson Curator
Army Archerd Referee
James Bacon Gen. Faulkner
Eric Braeden Dr. Otto Hasslein
Bradford Dillman Dr. Lewis Dixon
Sal Mineo Milo
Ricardo Montalban Armando
Albert Salmi E-1
Natalie Trundy Dr. Stephanie Branton
Jason Evers E-2

Technical Credits
Don Taylor Director
Joseph Biroc Cinematographer
Pierre Boulle Consultant/advisor
Frank Capra Associate Producer
John Chambers Makeup Special Effects
Howard A. Anderson Company Special Effects
William J. Creber Art Director
Paul Dehn Screenwriter
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Arthur P. Jacobs Producer
Pepi Lenzi Asst. Director
Stuart A. Reiss Set Decoration/Design
Marion Rothman Editor
Walter Scott Set Decoration/Design
Jack Martin Smith Art Director
Theodore Soderberg Sound/Sound Designer
Dan Striepeke Makeup
Dean Vernon Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

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]

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