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Battle For The Planet Of The Apes

The Evolution Box Set
Genre: Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 44 (Dec 2000) Of Widescreen Review®

Roddy McDowall, Claude Akins, Natalie Trundy, Severn Darden, Lew Ayres & John Huston

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Special Features
Includes a Web link and theatrical trailers. Only available in a six-disc boxed set (includes the documentary disc

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2000108
(MPAA Rating): G
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $99.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 86
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1973
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): TBA
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 Credits Information

(Director): J. Lee Thompson
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Only available in a six-disc boxed set (includes the documentary disc

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DVD Picture:
The non-anamorphic DVD is a recycled transfer, exhibiting a picture that is only slightly improved over the LaserDisc reviewed in Issue 31. The picture is really nothing impressive, though when compared, sharpness is improved with some enhancements in fine detail, clarity and black levels. Overall, the dated picture is generally unimpressive, with images that are wanting in sharpness and detail (despite said improvements over the LaserDisc). The picture has a bit of a dark character, but visual information is generally good in all but the darkest scenes. Some scenes are extremely "pasty" and wanting in definition. Source element artifacts and fine film grain are noticed. Other than being distracted by the overall soft character, some pixelization and edge enhancement are evident. (Suzanne Hodges)

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