Fox: Planet Of The Apes Se

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  1. Anthony_H

    Anthony_H Stunt Coordinator

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    To anybody listening at FOX... I start off the new year with a request for my favorite title in its proper perspective. An presentation of this title with film specific SE content is long overdue... as it has never been released in that manner in any format...LD or DVD. Anamorphic is a no-brainer.... but the SE content is long overdue. Charlton Heston commentary anyone?
     
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    Apperantly you missed the news about this title, it's going to be a 5-Star (2-disc) release in 2003. Expect the usual 5-Star treatment and suppliments, though I don't see what they could add in SE content that would be anywhere as indepth as the "Behind the Planet of the Apes" 2-disc set that Image released a few months ago.

    They are also going to also re-issue the sequels in anamorphic, good news for all you widescreen TV owners out there. No news on if they are going to be made Special editions, like they did the Die Hard Sequels. As far as commentary, expect probably some of the make-up effects artists, and some of the surviving cast. As for a Charlton Heston commentary, I sincerly doubt that.

    MTFBWY and HH!!

    Mike
     
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    Thanks for the info Mike... I keep up with all DVD release news closely...and that one came out of left field to me. I had heard rumors of a 5-star...but they were entirely that...rumors. Do you mind if I ask if you recall your source for this info? I have the 2 disc APES you mention... and while good, was more concerned with the length of the series. That original ..deserves SE content unto itself. Why so sure about the Chuck commentary? He did a half-baked one for BEN HUR.....
     
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    ALIEN and POTA were both mentioned by Fox at the last Studio Day. I tried looking for the info from then, but came up short. So, you'll have to settle for a paraphrased quote, since I can't find the exact one.

    At the time they mentioned Strange Days as the third possibilty for 2003. But after seeing the specs for the R2 Predator, I expect it to take SD's place. After all, Predator is a much better film, IMHO.

    MTFBWY and HH!!

    Mike
     
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    GlennH Cinematographer

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    from the Fox chat transcript of 7/31/2001:
     
  6. Anthony_H

    Anthony_H Stunt Coordinator

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    Again...thanks for the great info guys. It still sounds a bit "iffy" though. Well... FOX or Peter.. consider this one very big vote for my baby!
     
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    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    From what I hear POTA is Chuck's favorite movie, and since he did one for Ben-Hur, I'm POSITIVE he'd be willing to do one for POTA
     
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    Let's hope the 5-Star edition gets rid of the awful
    cover art which gives away the classic ending. On
    the present DVD, the ending is ruined on the front
    cover, the disc itself, and oh yes.. let's not forget
    the main menu! (I played my POTA DVD for a friend
    who had never watched the film before, and needless
    to say, it was a real *pain*.)
    So remember Fox, some people do buy classic DVDs on
    recommendations alone, so don't go out of your way to
    ruin the film for them. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Anthony_H

    Anthony_H Stunt Coordinator

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    Say GregK... did you attend Jefferson Public School? REALLY INSIDE POTA JOKE ... LOL..
     
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    Jefferson High School is now Jefferson Middle School,
    but in any case, I missed "schoollin" with Taylor. [​IMG]
     
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    I would love separate releases of the Apes movies. I have POTA & Behind the POTA, which I love:p)
     
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    Qui-Gon John Producer

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    I too would like to see all 5 Ape Movies come out in an Anamorphic Special Edition. Individually or a box set.

    This is something I'd absolutely go bananas over!
     
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    Digital Bits recently reported that Fox is working on a POTA 35th Anniversary edition for release in 2004.
     
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    I REALLY want a new anamorphic box set of the series, with a SE on the original and the longer version of BATTLE, which I recorded from TV eons ago.
     
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    Qui-Gon John Producer

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    Any news of Fox re-releasing the rest of the series in special editions, anamorphic?
     

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