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Old 01-09-2004, 12:42   #21
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So is this an Amaray re-release with that cover or are Play just showing the wrong cover (as sometimes happens)
Came today. It was always an Amaray in R2; play.com are showing the cover of the disc case, rather than the slipcase (which has a rather large spoiler). As far as I can see the only difference in the regions is that R1 is a digipac with an 8-page booklet.
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Hmm I'm positive the ones I've seen have been Digipak as I remember admiring the packaging. Ah well better get it seeing as I already have the sequels (and won't watch them till I've seen the original)
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Hmm I'm positive the ones I've seen have been Digipak as I remember admiring the packaging. Ah well better get it seeing as I already have the sequels (and won't watch them till I've seen the original)
Interesting - how did you get hold of the sequels without the original, as they've only ever been available as a box set?

I'm hoping for re-releases of the whole series, but I very much doubt it will happen (like the 'Hellraiser' sequels, the later instalments rapidly descend into cheapy cash-in - but still guilty pleasure - territory).

Can't see a 'Battle for the Planet of the Apes Special Edition' ever happening, despite the fact that a longer version of this is something of a holy grail for me
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Got 'em without the boxes from WH Smith for Ł3
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Aaaah... Well, enjoy your first view

Though you should find they can be viewed in pretty much any order - it's just that the first happens to be the best by quite a margin!
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Though you should find they can be viewed in pretty much any order - it's just that the first happens to be the best by quite a margin!
While the first is undoubtedly the best, and the rest trail in a miserable last, there is a story arc, and watching them in any old order would, I think, lead to some confusion
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While the first is undoubtedly the best, and the rest trail in a miserable last, there is a story arc, and watching them in any old order would, I think, lead to some confusion
Well, there is of course a narrative continuity, and watching them in order is probably the most sensible thing, but to call it an 'arc' suggests a grand scheme that never really existed.

If you look at each POTA film in isolation, you'll see that each one starts in a new time and/or place, and ends in a fairly conclusive way without an obvious path for story progression.

The writers and producers were basically making them up as they went along - it was simply a case of "gee - that movie made more money than we expected, wonder if we can think up another?", hence all the apocalyptic conclusions and inventive re-starts.

As a cycle, they actually work extremely well, but had the series been mapped out from the start (by the combined, rather than serial, input of Rod Serling and Paul Dehn) it might have been a great deal more impressive (and symmetrical).

Sorry... there really isn't a big enough to describe my POTA obsession...
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I just wish I didn't already know the ending!
My only memory of any ape film is where a human gives an ape a (human?) porn mag which he stashes in a cart full of straw. It sadly gets set on fire and the ape cries. Just thought I'd share that
And for clarification John did the DVD you got from Play come with the slipcase you aren't to clear on that in your post.
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And for clarification John did the DVD you got from Play come with the slipcase...
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My only memory of any ape film is where a human gives an ape a (human?) porn mag which he stashes in a cart full of straw. It sadly gets set on fire and the ape cries. Just thought I'd share that
'Playmate of the Apes' perhaps?
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