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Planet Of The Apes

Genre: Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 56 (Jan 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Clarke Duncan, Kris Kristofferson, Estella Warren, Paul Giamatti, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa & David Warner

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: 5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
20th Century Fox has served up another two-disc Special Edition, this time for Tim Burton

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2002896
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Sequences of action/violence
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): DVD-9 x2
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 120
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/20/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): Tim Burton
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In the year 2029, astronaut Leo Davidson (Wahlberg) is forced to make an emergency landing on an Earth-like planet. He soon learns that this strange place is inhabited by primitive humans and English-speaking apes. Following his capture and subsequent escape, Leo assembles a small band of defiant humans and empathetic apes in an attempt to re-establish contact with his space station. Freedom or complete annihilation is in the hands of the rebellion against the gorilla army. Based on a novel by Pierre Boulle.

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a picture that is typical of Tim Burton

The discrete 5.1 soundtracks are superb, in terms of the their dimensional attributes and the recording. The fidelity is state-of-the-art, ranking among the best soundtracks currently available on DVD. Danny Elfman

This Disc Contains The Following WSR-Rated Superb Qualities:
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