Search - Behind the Planet of the Apes on DVD

Behind the Planet of the Apes
Behind the Planet of the Apes
Actors: Roddy McDowall, Mort Abrahams, Charlton Heston, Richard D. Zanuck, John Chambers
Directors: David Comtois, Kevin Burns
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Educational, Documentary
NR     2001     2hr 7min

Prepare for the ultimate adventure with this behind-the-scenes chronicle of the amazing Planet of the Apes phenomenon. Host Roddy McDowall takes you, film by film, from production meetings to make-up sessions, then right o...  more »


Larger Image

Movie Details

Actors: Roddy McDowall, Mort Abrahams, Charlton Heston, Richard D. Zanuck, John Chambers
Directors: David Comtois, Kevin Burns
Creators: David Comtois, Kevin Burns, Brian Anthony, Shelley Lyons
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Planet of the Apes, Educational, Documentary
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 08/07/2001
Original Release Date: 09/06/1998
Theatrical Release Date: 09/06/1998
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 2hr 7min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
See Also:

Similar Movies

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
Director: J. Lee Thompson
   PG   2006   1hr 28min
Planet of the Apes - The Legacy Collection
Planet of the Apes / Beneath the / Escape from the / Conquest of the / Battle for the
Directors: David Comtois, Don Taylor, Franklin J. Schaffner, J. Lee Thompson, Kevin Burns
   G   2006   10hr 5min
Escape Planet Apes
Director: Don Taylor
   G   2000   1hr 38min
Planet of the Apes
Widescreen 35th Anniversary Edition
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
   G   2004   1hr 52min

Similarly Requested DVDs

V for Vendetta
Widescreen Edition
Director: James McTeigue
   R   2006   2hr 12min
Director: Christopher Nolan
   PG-13   2010   2hr 28min
The Passion of the Christ
Widescreen Edition
Director: Mel Gibson
   R   2004   2hr 7min
Inside Man
Widescreen Edition
Director: Spike Lee
   R   2006   2hr 9min
Barbie of Swan Lake
Director: Owen Hurley
   NR   2003   1hr 21min
The Box
Director: Richard Kelly
   PG-13   2010   1hr 55min
Elizabeth - The Golden Age
Widescreen Edition
   PG-13   2008   1hr 54min
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Single Disc
Director: Steven Spielberg
   PG-13   2008   2hr 2min

Member Movie Reviews

Kristie G. from FERGUSON, KY
Reviewed on 11/3/2011...
My fiancees favorite movies
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

I'm Goin' Ape With This DVD!
Eric Ericson | Venice, Florida USA | 09/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"About six months ago, I bought the "Planet Of The Apes" box-set with the herald "sixth" disc, "Behind The Planet Of The Apes". So why did I also buy the new 2 Disc "Behind" version recently? Because it doesn't monkey around like the original "Behind" did! This version has the two-hour retrospective like the original, but so much more too! "Apes" N.A.T.O. presentation, more behind the scenes footage, extensive photo galleries, three totally different 1960's featurettes, the full complete E.G.Robinson screen test, and last but not least, an intimate rough-cut interview by Roddy McDowell himself, and it's over AN HOUR AND A HALF LONG! Along with brand new menus, totally different from the original disc, this is a must have for any Apes fan! I'm just goin' Ape with this!"
More apes than before
i86time | California | 08/14/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"As stated before, the main feature (Behind the Planet of the Apes) is the same as that in the 30th Anniversary VHS and DVD sets, so nothing new here. But included are great extras, such as featurettes and previews (one even containing deleted footage) and the entire screen test as seen in the 'Behind ...' feature. There are also outtakes and dailies from the first film, though they contain no soundtrack so the score is played instead. All in all, some pretty darn good extras. The real treat is the full unedited Roddy McDowall interview which is almost 2 hours. The only problem with the set is that the feature which is the basis for the set was included with both the out of print and upcoming re-release of the dvd sets and by mail order from the vhs set. Thus, all the new features could have been put out on a single dvd. If the dvd set had been done right, all the extras (except maybe the full interview) could easily have been included earlier and it would have been even better. As it stands there's a great interview and over an hours worth of extras avaible nowhere else. The only reason I gave it four stars was I had to pay twice for something I already had just to get some great new stuff."
Great documentary on the series. Well done!
Alan Hummel | The Seven Seas of Rhye | 07/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This documentary covers the original Planet Of The Apes films and TV series' (including, briefly, the cartoon). Extremely well done. Hosted by Cornelius/Caesar/Galen himself, Roddy McDowell. This documentary tells the complete story of the films, with loads of behind the scenes information, photos, and footage. You also get to see some of the original makeup test used to sell Fox on the film (but not the ENTIRE test, as the packaging implies), as well as some promotional material, and an interview with McDowell. The interview is a mixed-bag, as there is no microphone on the person CONDUCTING the interview, so you can bately hear the questions (if at all). That minor grievance aside, this is a fantastic, 2-disc set, and I recommend this to any Planet Of The Apes fan."