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The PLANET OF THE APES Franchise

Postby shuzbot » Wed May 03, 2017 9:26 am

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A Japanese rip-off of the films :o
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Re: Planet of the Apes

Postby johnnybear » Sat May 06, 2017 1:29 pm

That's Time of The Apes! The Japanese version, not the classic set of five films, TV series and cartoon made by 20th Century Fox! :geek:
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Re: Planet of the Apes

Postby The Ginger Cat » Tue May 16, 2017 6:36 pm

I see the latest trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes has dropped.





So far, I ain't seen any of these new fangled, re-imagined, reboots or whatever folk like to call 'em, that rubbish Tim Burton remake, and all the CGI stuff kinda puts me off a bit. I take it then that this one's a riff on Battle for the Planet of the Apes.
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Re: Planet of the Apes

Postby johnnybear » Sat May 20, 2017 9:11 pm

I saw the last one and I thought that was a Battle rip off to be honest!
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Re: Planet of the Apes

Postby shuzbot » Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:56 pm

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/j ... ng-episode

War for the Planet of the Apes review – it's simians v humans in another absorbing episode
4 / 5 stars

The third of the Planet of the Apes ‘reboot series’ is just as good as its predecessors: a bold, sweeping adventure told with confidence and intensity
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Re: Planet of the Apes

Postby shuzbot » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:43 am

War of the Planet of the Apes:

Great film. It's the Rogue One of the Apes franchise, mature, emotive and cleverly plotted. It also reminded of The X-Men's Logan. The CGI for the apes' faces was very convincing. And Woody Harrelson isn't capable of giving a bad performance.

The only thing I wasn't keen on was the comedy character. He didn't really get much screen time but when he did he kind of undermined the drama.

I wasn't all that keen on the first two prequels. They just seemed like an unnecessary exploration of the backstory to me. In a similar fashion to the Prometheus films. I still enjoyed them for what they were but never really felt they measured up the first couple of originals.
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Re: Planet of the Apes

Postby The Ginger Cat » Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:01 pm

I see they've already stuck out a sneak peek at the next Planet of the Apes film...

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Re: Planet of the Apes

Postby shuzbot » Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:04 pm

I am sold :lol:
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Re: Planet of the Apes

Postby The Ginger Cat » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:15 am

Lol.



And it's still much better than Tim Burton's crappy Planet of the Apes remake...

I had a couple of those dolls when I was a kid. The Soldier Ape and General Urko. Think I got given a poor old tatty second hand Galen one later on. Also had some of those Planet of the Apes comics that came out every week, the first one had a very striking cover to it I thought. Crikey, I must've nigh-on bankrupted me poor mum and dad back then.
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Re: Planet of the Apes

Postby The Ginger Cat » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:25 am

The Ginger Cat wrote:Also had some of those Planet of the Apes comics that came out every week, the first one had a very striking cover to it I thought.


There we go.

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More can be found here: http://pota.goatley.com/marvel_uk.html
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Re: Planet of the Apes

Postby The Ginger Cat » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:35 pm

Talking of comics, looks like there's gonna be a comic book thing coming out later this year based on Rod Serling's unproduced screenplay for PotA.

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Re: Planet of the Apes

Postby The Ginger Cat » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:23 pm

So 50 years ago today the original (and IMO, the best) Planet Of The Apes film premiered. The Guardian decides to celebrate that fact by poking this artcle out ranking the best and worst of the PotA films...

1. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
2. Planet of the Apes (1968)
3. War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
4. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
5. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
6. Stop the Planet of the Apes, I Want to Get Off! (1996)
7. Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
8. Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
9. Planet of the Apes (2001)
10. Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)

The Guardian: Ranked! The best and worst of the Planet of the Apes movies

Think they're monkeying around with us aren't they? :monkey:

This list from the Anorak Zone is a lot better, though personally I'd rank Beneath the Planet of the Apes much higher, possibly to 2nd spot.

The Anorak Zone: Worst to Best Planet of the Apes
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Re: Planet of the Apes

Postby The Ginger Cat » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:50 am

I see there's gonna be some Planet of the Apes action figures coming out soon.

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Re: Planet of the Apes

Postby LizR » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:39 am

The Ginger Cat wrote:I see they've already stuck out a sneak peek at the next Planet of the Apes film...

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Isn't that "PG Tips of the Apes" ?

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Re: Planet of the Apes

Postby The Ginger Cat » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:30 pm

Seems like there's a book on the making of the original Planet of the Apes film coming out this November. I'm so getting this.

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In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the 1968 science fiction cult classic film the Planet of the Apes, a handsomely designed commemorative volume full of rich, behind-the-scenes detail and exclusive, never-before-seen photographs and illustrations.

Based on Pierre Boulle’s novel La Planete de Singes, the original Planet of the Apes was one of the most iconic films of the 1960s. Starring Hollywood stalwarts Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowell, the movie captivated audiences and sparked a franchise that included eight sequels, two television series, and a comic strip. Now, five decades after its theatrical release, New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Rinzler tells the thrilling story of this legendary Hollywood classic—a film the book’s author thought would be impossible to make.

With a foreword by Fraser Heston, Charlton Heston’s son, The Complete Making of the Planet of the Apes is an entertaining interactive experience that transports readers to the elusive alternate earth ruled by apes, bringing to life memorable characters such as Cornelius, Zira, Dr. Zaius, and George Taylor, the human astronaut whose fate becomes entwined with their lives. Jonathan Rinzler recreates how some of the greatest talents in Hollywood transformed the French novel to the big screen, drawing on material from a variety of sources, including early publications and interviews, Fox and Warner Bros.’ studio archives, and records from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The Complete Making of the Planet of the Apes is illustrated by a wealth of artwork, ephemera, and never-seen-before imagery, including rare journal pages and sketches from Charlton Heston’s private collection, official color and black-and-white photographs, posters, lobby cards, and licensed material and merchandise. Meticulously designed to capture the look and atmosphere of the film, the book contains numerous spreads, each which tells a specific story. This keepsake volume also features exciting, removable interactives.

Comprehensive in scope, The Complete Making of the Planet of the Apes is the definitive look at the original film available and is a must for fans, film buffs, and collectors.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Making-Planet- ... 0062840622
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Re: Planet of the Apes

Postby The Krynoid Man » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:52 pm

Planet of the Apes is my favourite franchise. Here's my ranking:
1) 1968
2) Conquest
3) War
4) Dawn
5) Escape
6) Rise
7) Beneath
8) 2001
9) Battle

I do enjoy all of the films to some degree

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Re: The Planet of the Apes Franchise

Postby Cygnus Prime » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:08 pm

The novelisations of all the earlier films (bar the first, of course), plus the live action tv show and the cartoon series have all been reprinted into four omnibus paperbacks, also available on kindle..... :)



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Re: The Planet of the Apes Franchise

Postby Cygnus Prime » Thu May 02, 2019 5:23 pm

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Roddy McDowall as an aged Galen introducing the tv episodes in 1981.



Planet of the Apes Old Galen 1981 TV Wraps 1A





All the wraps can be found here.....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUxbxu7b3cw&list=PLoGVBWTBbSTm-A935utQi9cGb5d97nCH4


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Re: The PLANET OF THE APES Franchise

Postby Cygnus Prime » Fri May 10, 2019 2:01 am

Spotted this on my travels, published last November.....



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New adventures revealing secrets stemming from Beneath the Planet of the Apes.

Taylor, the astronaut from Planet of the Apes (Charlton Heston), appeared briefly during Beneath the Planet of the Apes, but his whereabouts remained largely unknown--until now. Revealed for the first time are Taylor's deadly adventures, the violent unrest among the apes, and the secrets of the mutant city hidden beneath the Forbidden Zone.



Bit torn about bothering with it.

Am a huge fan of BENEATH, coz it's so nihilistic and bleak - a la ALIEN 3 - but does every single gap in a narrative need filling or turning into a story of it's own by creative fellow fans of ours?

My assumption always was that Taylor fell straight into the hands of the mutants and spent the rest of BENEATH in the cell Brent found him in. That's it.

Is there any point in expanding on that? :?

While it would be nice to revisit the world of BENEATH, and maybe see things from a different angle, I don't think the word "essential" can be applied to this book.


Having said all that, I will still doubtless download a free sample of the beginning on Kindle. :lol:

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Re: The PLANET OF THE APES Franchise

Postby Cygnus Prime » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:02 pm

http://www.darkhorizons.com/whats-gone-from-foxs-development-slate/


One that is also on the way is a new film in the “Planet of the Apes” franchise – one that’s expected to continue on from the three recent ones and it’s unlikely director Matt Reeves will return as he’s busy with “The Batman”.
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