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Old 02-11-2005, 00:10   #1
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Cool Planet Of The Apes Ultimate Collection 'Ape Head' (12 Discs)

At PLAY.COM for £119.99 Delivered. Not looked anyplace else so it may be less. I just happened to spy it while looking over new stuff coming out early next year

Due for release on 03/04/2006




"This amazing collector's item is an individually numbered limited edition Ape head containing 12 DVDs within a digistack, which slots into the back of the head!


Planet Of The Apes: 35th Anniversary Edition (2 Discs): Astronaut Taylor crash lands on a distant planet ruled by apes who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist...


Winner of an Honorary Academy Award for Outstanding Make-up Achievement and nominated for two Oscars, (1968 Best Costume Design and Best Original Score) Planet of the Apes is grand entertainment from its visually arresting beginning to the chilling last moment.


(Dir. Franklin J. Schaffner, 1968, 2.35:1 Anamorphic widescreen, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and DTS)


Planet Of The Apes: 2001 Special Edition (2 Discs): When contact with an interstellar reconnaissance missionis lost, astronaut Leo Davidson launches a rescue mission and lands on a jungle-like planet not unlike the Earth. Following his capture by apes and subsequent escape, Leo assembles a small band of defiant humans and sympathetic apes in an attempt to re-establish contact with home but Leo must leads a rebellion against an overpowering ape force that will result in freedom or complete annihilation...


(Dir. Tim Burton, 2001, 2.35:1 Anamorphic widescreen, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and DTS)


Beneath The Planet Of The Apes (1 Disc) An earthling (James Franciscus) sent to find the astronauts of the original film discovers not only a world of intelligent, talking apes, but an underground cult of grotesque "humans" who are the survivors of a nuclear blast years ago. Unfortunately, these mutants worship a nuclear bomb, a weapon which not only is the centerpiece of their society, but can be detonated at any time...


(Dir. Ted Post, 1970)


Escape From The Planet Of The Apes: In the future, the Earth is ruled by a race of highly-evolved simians who supplanted humans after a nuclear holocaust. But when the ape-led Earth is threatened with total annihilation, a trio of scientists journey backwards through time in order to prevent the catastrophe. Once in the human-led world, however, they find themselves hunted by a suspicious and fearful government desirous of making them the subjects of an experiment that could alter the course of human and ape events...


(Dir. Don Taylor, 1971)


Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes: In 1991, after an epidemic has wiped out the dog population, talking apes have become humans' favorite pets. Before long, intelligent ape Caesar convinces those of his kind to stage a massive revolt against the humans...


(Dir. J. Lee Thompson, 1972)


Battle For The Planet Of The Apes: After the collapse of human civilization, a community of intelligent apes lives in harmony with a group of humans, but a community of mutants who reside beneath a destroyed city try to conquer those whom they perceive as enemies.


(Dir. J. Lee Thompson, 1973)


Planet Of The Apes TV Series (4 Discs): After their spacecraft travels through a time warp, two astronauts (Ron Harper and James Naughton) from 1981 crash land back on Earth in the year 3085 - a time when intelligent apes rule and humans have been reduced to servants or pets. Captured by the apes and sentenced to death, they are saved by a curious chimpanzee named Galen (Roddy McDowall). But now all three are on the run, trying to keep one step ahead of the gorilla army led by General Urko (Mark Lenard), who is determined to kill the renegades!


All 14 episodes (including 'The Liberator', which never aired during the show's original 1974 run) are compiled on this 4 DVD set."




Not for me at that price though...IF it was a LOT less AND I sold all my Apes dvds THEN I would probably get it. Maybe

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I've already got all the discs so basically I'd be paying £113 for the head. It's a shame they didn't remaster the films otherwise I might have considered this.
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I've already got all the discs so basically I'd be paying £113 for the head. It's a shame they didn't remaster the films otherwise I might have considered this.
Yea it's a lot of cash.

I hope that something has been done with the other movies (can't see it though) and that the price is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out...Maybe about £60 like the I-Robot seems about right? Then again that was only 1 movie...But all these discs have been out for AGES and can all be had on the cheap

I wonder why they are bringing this out now?
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I wonder why they are bringing this out now?
Is that the distant sound of sleigh bells I hear?

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Is that the distant sound of sleigh bells I hear?

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What???!! Santa's not coming until April 2006?
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Is that the distant sound of sleigh bells I hear?

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But it's not out till March..Santa got overtime?
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What???!! Santa's not coming until April 2006?
Ha! We posted at the same time
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Cool! I'd love to get this if it ever ends up in a sale, even though I've been pretty much cured from buying LE's/

Shame it's not Dr Zaius though. Would have pre-ordered it if it was!
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I'd expect the price to come down a bit before release, I could be tempted at about £80
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Who in their right mind would want that staring at them from the shelf?!?!?! A ruined Statue of Liberty head would have been more iconic and stylish.
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Yep - that's one ugly damn dirty ape. Like a bad amateur taxidermy project.
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But it's not out till March..Santa got overtime?
Did I mention i come from an unorthodox religious family?

That'll teach me not to read the original post properly.

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Yep - that's one ugly damn dirty ape. Like a bad amateur taxidermy project.
As much of a fan of bad amateur taxidermy as I am, I wouldn't want to wake up in the middle of the night having forgotten I'd bought this!

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They shoulda put the cartoon on it too.
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They should've picked one of the soldier apes - they were much cooler than Roddy McDowell !!!
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Planet of the Apes-The Ultimate DVD Collection

Here we go again.
14-disc Planet of the Apes: Ultimate DVD Collection.5 classic Apes feature films, the complete Planet of the Apes TV series, the 2001 Tim Burton remake and the never-before-released Return to the Planet of the Apes NBC cartoon series from 1975, along with the Behind the Planet of the Apes documentary and an additional disc of bonus content.R1 release Released 4/4/06
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Meh. I've got the 2-disc DVD of the original film, the other films in the series (the ones that I like anyway) on laserdisc and Tim Burton's 'reimagining' on DVHS. No more be needed, and I'll only upgrade this lot when HD-disc versions arrive.

It was possible that Fox (R1) would be releasing remastered editions of the remaining four movies in the original series (originally they only had non-anamorphic transfers unlike R2) which is probably what prompted this 'Ultimate' boxset, although that link says otherwise - and all with Blu-ray just around the corner. Funny that...

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I think this one is better at home in the Classic Forum

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As I've already bought the R1 Boxset, the re-released anamorphic R1 POTA SE, the Behind The POTA SE re-release, the the TV series boxset and the Burton version - I really hope they release the animated series seperately!
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