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Planet of the Apes: Taylor and two other astronauts come out of deep hibernation to find that their ship has crashed. Escaping with little more than clothes they find that they have landed on a planet where men are pre-lingual and uncivilized while apes have learned speech and technology. Taylor is captured and taken to the city of the apes after damaging his throat so that he is silent and cannot communicate with the apes.

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Released: February 08, 1968
Runtime: 112 mins
Genres: Thriller Sci-Fi Adventure Mystery
Countries: USA
Director: Franklin J Schaffner
Actors: Army Archerd Billy Curtis Buck Kartalian Buddy Douglas Cass Martin Charlton Heston David Chow Eldon Burke Felix Silla Frank Delfino Gene O'Donnell George Sasaki Harry Monty James Bacon James Daly James Whitmore Jane Ross Jeff Burton Jerry Maren Kim Hunter Linda Harrison Lou Wagner Maurice Evans Norman Burton Paul Lambert Roddy McDowall William Graeff Jr Woodrow Parfrey Wright King

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Posted by ParallelReflexion 1 year, 9 months ago ( Edited 1 year, 9 months ago )
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I completely agree with chatpilot, it's quite thought provocative, but what an excellent idea of a sci-fi movie giving birth to the endless series and remakes! They don't do movies like these anymore, where they really like to questionize and make you take a stand and make parallels. It's the first time i've seen it, and this is by far the best one, 'Rise' is cool too though 9/10

Posted by scifi_fan1 1 year, 8 months ago
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Planet of the Apes is also a terrific tv series!!

Posted by chatpilot 1 year, 10 months ago
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I thoroughly enjoyed this film! It brought to the forefront the ongoing debate between science and religion. Other underlying themes were those on slavery and mans inhumanity to man as demonstrated through the apes treatment of humans. Also highlighted was man superiority complex reflected through the apes classification of them being the highest rung on the evolutionary ladder. It is worth a watch particularly with these and other social issues in mind.

Posted by Wootja 2 years, 6 months ago
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The original and the best of the series.. An oldie but a goodie

Posted by silverrain 2 years, 10 months ago
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WOW, this is a older movie, didn't realize this movie was like 44 years old even though I've watched it before. They did a great job, never did like the way it ended though.

Posted by ninthninja 3 years, 1 month ago
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The movie that began it all...10/10 (for it's time)

Posted by TheLonersManual 1 month ago
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First I'm re-watching all the movies and then on to the tv series!

Posted by indubitable 1 year, 4 months ago
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Original Sci-fi classic. 9/10

Posted by BatMaxCH1 1 year, 8 months ago
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Another Classic film that spawned SO many sequels and other movies into the SCI-FI era. A Very Good watch.

Posted by Aldridge517 1 year, 10 months ago
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Excellent film.

Posted by Treezzzzy 2 years, 1 month ago
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Classic sci-fi movies are awesome.

Posted by scubazorg 2 years, 8 months ago ( Edited 2 years, 3 months ago )
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Amazing film. My favorite one in this series by far.

Posted by EraseTheHate 3 years, 8 months ago
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Great movie. So much better than the remake. This one was soooo good, the acting was great. It was extremely entertaining. The ending was really surprising. This is definety worth watching.

Posted by bluethunder44 4 years, 2 months ago
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The "reimagineered" version in 2001 was crap! This original is still one of the best sci-fi films ever made, and the 2nd one Beneath The Planet Of The Apes wasn't bad either!

Posted by cruiserville68 4 years, 8 months ago
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Its a madhouse,a madhouse,a madhouse!!!!!!!! Is there really anything else to be said about this classic Sci/Fi Masterpiece? Richard matheson and Charlton Heston all rolled into ONE!The First of Five Movies and a shortlived T.V.series with a saturdaymorning cartoon anime(american) that followed...Hopefully Tim Burton will follow up his version with a sequel starring hometown hero,Johnny Depp,from the bluegrass state....

Posted by daveyboy1 1 month ago
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This the original from 1968 is still the best out of all the Ape movies including the latest ones. The make-up alone and the movie is years and years ahead of it's time. It's a shame FOX cheated the next three movies in the 70's withholding back on the budget and alternately went for Ape masks. Tim Burtons remake at the turn of the century is still a masterpiece including the make-up. The new ones are excellent but CGI takes away the realness of it all. 10/10

Posted by threeicys 3 months ago
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I agree with drkam6 this is a timeless masterpiece. Each person seems to take away something a bit different. This film causes us to examine ourselves and move outside the box - good conversation starter. The sequel is just a good!

Posted by eric_alexander 4 months ago
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This was a well done movie, it makes you think and it is very entertaining. 5/5

Posted by honeyangel1962 2 years ago
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Planet of the Apes is a classic very well acted film 5/5. First saw them at the drive-in when they were released and am very happy to find almost all of them on this site. Thank you :)

Posted by drkam6 3 years, 1 month ago
+0 | +5 / -5

A timeless masterpiece. What else can be said. 10/10

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