Twentieth Century Fox Celebrates ‘Planet of the Apes’ with 50th Anniversary Blu-ray

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announced the PLANET OF THE APES 1968 50th ANNIVERSARY edition today on Digital, Blu-ray™ and DVD.
Charlton Heston stars in the original cinematic masterpiece that turned the world of science fiction upside down. A bewildered astronaut named Taylor (Heston) crash-lands on a strange planet ruled by talking apes who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor’s survival depends on the kindness of chimpanzee scientists Cornelius and Zira (Roddy McDowall and Kim Hunter) and his escape to the Forbidden Zone, where he uncovers a devastating secret that may hold the key to his own destiny.

Special features include a behind the Planet of the Apes documentary, beyond the Forbidden Zone Adventure Game, original makeup tests, original on-site footage and audio commentary by key actors and cast.

THE PLANET OF THE APES 1968 50th ANNIVERSARY BLU-RAY™ Includes:

  • Theatrical Feature

Bonus Features:

  • Audio Commentary by Actors Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter and Natalie Trundy, and Makeup Artist John Chambers
  • Audio Commentary by Composer Jerry Goldsmith
  • Text Commentary by Eric Greene, Author of Planet of the Apes as American Myth
  • Science of the Apes*
  • Beyond the Forbidden Zone Adventure Game
  • Public Service Announcement from ANSA
  • Evolution of the Apes
  • Impact of the Apes
  • Behind the Planet of the Apes Documentary with Interactive Mode
  • Behind the Planet of the Apes Promo
  • The Archives of the Apes: Original Makeup Test with Edward G. Robinson, Roddy McDowall’s On-Set Footage, Dailies and Outtakes, N.A.T.O. Presentation, Vintage Featurette, Teaser Trailer, Original Theatrical Trailer
  • The Galleries of the Apes: The Ape Newspaper, Interactive Pressbook, Advertising, Lobby Cards, Costumes, Props, Behind-the-Scenes Stills

*BONUSVIEW-enabled player required


THE PLANET OF THE APES 1968 50th ANNIVERSARY DVD Includes:

  • Theatrical Feature

Bonus Features:

  • Audio Commentary by Actors Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter and Natalie Trundy, and Makeup Artist John Chambers
  • Audio Commentary by Composer Jerry Goldsmith
  • Text Commentary by Eric Greene, Author of Planet of the Apes as American Myth


THE PLANET OF THE APES 1968 50th ANNIVERSARY BLU-RAY
Audio:                                    English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English Dolby Digital 1.0,
Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0, French Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:                                English SDH, Spanish, French
Total Run Time:                      112 minutes
U.S. Rating                             G (General)
Genre:                                    Sci-Fi
Language:                              English SDH, Spanish
Aspect Ratio:                          Widescreen 2.35:1

THE PLANET OF THE APES 1968 50th ANNIVERSARY DVD
Audio:                                     English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Surround, Spanish Mono
Subtitles:                                 English SDH, Spanish, French
Total Run Time:                      112 minutes
U.S. Rating                             G (General)
Genre:                                    Sci-Fi
Language:                              English SDH, Spanish
Aspect Ratio:                         Widescreen 2.35:1