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Planet of the Apes - Box set?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Jack_F, Jul 12, 2002.

  1. Jack_F

    Jack_F Well-Known Member

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    What are your thoughts about the Planet of the Apes "Evolution" box set?

    Is it work it to have all the movies or is the first one ('68, Heston) the only one worth buying?

    -Jack
     
  2. Kyle McKnight

    Kyle McKnight Well-Known Member

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    Do you like all the movies? Or want to see all the movies? Then buy the box set. That's all there is to it.
     
  3. Rob Lutter

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    I like how the budgets for the films are backwards to regular sequels. Instead of going up in budget for each successive sequel, the budget just keeps on going down as you progress. If I could find a decent deal on this set (ebay or otherwise) I'd pick it up in a heartbeat! [​IMG]
    It should be noted that all these films are non-anamorphic (although I have watched POTA at a friend's house and DAMN is it a nice transfer (abiet non-anamorphic)... as nice as say: Armageddon-Criterion or the Abyss.
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    I feel pretty much the same about the Apes sequels as I do about the Alien movies: The first two are great, the rest are a waste of time. I have the first one, but can't seem to find "Beneath the POTA" by itself anywhere.

    Anybody know if the only way to get "Beneath" is to buy the box set? Or will it also get it's own 5-Star treatment in the future?
     
  8. Rob Lutter

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    The only way to get the other 'Apes' films is in the boxset. Only the first one is available separately.
     
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    That'd be great. Is this some inside info?
     
  11. Bill GrandPre

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    Hopefully a better DVD box set will be produced next year for the original film's 35th anniversary. Perhaps we'll get special editions of the sequels in addition to the rumored 5-Star Collection edition of the original. Of course, any future box set will not include "Behind the Planet Of The Apes" because Image now has the rights, but they've already released a 2-disc version.
     
  12. Brenton

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    I'll buy a boxset the minute they are released Anamorphic.
     
  13. Ken Garrison

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    I just have the one DVD. The original Planet of the Apes. My mom really hated the remake and she wanted me to see the original. She was gonna rent it on VHS from the video store, but I didn't let her, knowing the VHS is in Pan and Scan. So, I looked the DVD up on Amazon and then on eBay. Then mom's bashing DVD because it's in the letterbox format. I told her, DVDs last forever compared to VHS and this is the way I want to see Planet of the Apes if you want me to see it, in letterbox. The letterbox give you more of the picture. So, we a little battle on eBay, we finally won the auction on the DVD and we watched it that night of that day it came. She made one comment "Oh, we gotta watch it on this skinny screen?" I said nothing afterwards. We settled down and watched it and it was great. The Fox Movie Channel did a widescreen comparison to the ending of that movie. If I can show mom the difference there, maybe she'll like it better. On the DVD, you see the blown up statue of liberty on one side and you see Tailor (Charlton Heston) on the other side. But when Fox Movie Channel let me see Pan and Scanned part, not only did Charlton get completely wiped from that scene, but the picture was all grainy and the colors got real pale. You get a lot better color, clarity, and picture when seeing a movie in it's original wide format. A lot of Pan and Scan movies I've seen in the past are grainy as hell. Looks like shit.
     
  14. Ken Garrison

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    BTW. I may go ahead and buy the boxed set later down the road. Maybe I'll wait for an anamorphic tranfer. I really wanna see the other PLTA movies. When I buy the boxed set, I'll probably put the one DVD I got of the original back on eBay or something, because the boxed set will already have it.
     
  15. Veli-Matti Reitti

    Veli-Matti Reitti Well-Known Member

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    The R2/R4 box set is anamorphic.
     
  16. Larry Gardner

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    I only hope that the new boxed set is made of a more sturdier cardboard, ala Monroe Collection. My current Apes boxset is totally fallen apart.
     
  17. Gruson

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    If you want the set, get it! I own a 65" 16x9 TV and I usually hate non-anamorphic DVDs. This set is an exception...the transfers look very good.

    I actually enjoyed every film in this set. IMO all of them are better than Burton's Ape film.
     
  18. John Berggren

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    I'm holding my breathe for anamorphic rereleases.
     
  19. Patrick_S

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    I grew up with the ape movies so when I had the chance to pick up the box set (unopened) for $35 I didn’t think twice about it because I really wanted the Behind the Planet of the Apes disc.

    As others have stated, the discs are not anamorphic but the transfer for Planet of the Apes is very good.

    If you like the movies the box set is a good value.
     
  20. Qui-Gon John

    Qui-Gon John Well-Known Member

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    I have the non-ana transfer from DVD onto VHS. That will suffice for me unless they release these in anamorphic. Then I'll buy the DVD's/Box Set.
     

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