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 Posted:   Jul 14, 2014 - 9:21 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Apes-Film-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B005FHWWXQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1405345503&sr=1-2

I just happened to catch the ending of Conquest and saw most of Battle on SyFy yesterday. Battle was better than I remembered. I love the self reflection on the human (and ape) condition as (inevitably) violent species.

On a side note I can't believe these were "G" rated movies! Ape's tortured by humans, apes, bashing in the skulls of humans, mass slaughter with machine guns, ape killing child ape in the last film. Holy moly!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2014 - 1:05 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

I picked up all 5 original films in the new "Legacy Collection" Blu Ray for $20 at Wal Mart. They're the same previously released discs with the isolated scores and the Behind The Planet Of The Apes documentary on the first disc.




A tremendous bargain for 19.99 plus tax.

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2014 - 1:26 PM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Apes-Film-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B005FHWWXQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1405345503&sr=1-2

I just happened to catch the ending of Conquest and saw most of Battle on SyFy yesterday. Battle was better than I remembered. I love the self reflection on the human (and ape) condition as (inevitably) violent species.

On a side note I can't believe these were "G" rated movies! Ape's tortured by humans, apes, bashing in the skulls of humans, mass slaughter with machine guns, ape killing child ape in the last film. Holy moly!


In the UK Conquest was "AA" which under the current ratings system is 15 and, I guess, R in the US. Battle was an A certificate which is PG.

As I recall Beneath was also a AA (and may well have been the first film I had to sneak into as I was under age) while Escape was a U certificate which is pretty unbelievable considering the bit whee Cornelius spits blood at the end. That said Star Wars and a Empire were both U certificates despite the numerous arm-lopping scenes (guy in Mos Eisley, Wampa, Luke).

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2014 - 2:09 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

I'd like to pick these up on Blu-Ray, but it is kinda dependent on which sets have the original cut of Conquest... on them, as opposed to the version shown with the toned-down violence and tacked-on ending...and I've lost tracks of which BR and DVD sets have this version....

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2014 - 3:03 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

I'm tempted, but I don't know how often I'd watch them.

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2014 - 3:40 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Potatos on sale for $20? Thanks for the heads up!

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2014 - 3:56 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I picked up all 5 original films in the new "Legacy Collection" Blu Ray for $20 at Wal Mart. They're the same previously released discs with the isolated scores and the Behind The Planet Of The Apes documentary on the first disc. A tremendous bargain for 19.99 plus tax.

Ideally I would pick them up at Walmart and save on shipping. Though apparently my Walmart isn't selling BluRays anymore! roll eyes

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2014 - 3:57 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Potatos on sale for $20? Thanks for the heads up!

Funny how things work out some times! big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2014 - 4:45 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

I'd like to pick these up on Blu-Ray, but it is kinda dependent on which sets have the original cut of Conquest... on them, as opposed to the version shown with the toned-down violence and tacked-on ending...and I've lost tracks of which BR and DVD sets have this version....

Good question. I'm quite tempted at $20 bucks.

Greg Espinoza

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2014 - 6:26 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

Good question. I'm quite tempted at $20 bucks.

Indeed....seems a great deal! I think I answered my own question by the way - the set that is linked to in the first post IS the edition with the "Unrated" version of Conquest.... As far as I can gather, this version is not available on DVD - all available versions are the theatrical release only.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2014 - 2:00 AM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

Good question. I'm quite tempted at $20 bucks.

Indeed....seems a great deal! I think I answered my own question by the way - the set that is linked to in the first post IS the edition with the "Unrated" version of Conquest.... As far as I can gather, this version is not available on DVD - all available versions are the theatrical release only.


I'm convinced. Pulled the trigger on it. smile

Greg Espinoza

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2014 - 4:50 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

And today it's $23.49! How do they figure these prices? It's like they just pull a number out of their butts!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2014 - 9:58 AM   
 By:   cryptkicker5   (Member)

Is there any difference between the Legacy Collection from Walmart and the available set from Amazon?

I tried getting the Legacy Collection online from either Walmart or Bestbuy, but both were sold out online (for the $20).

I just purchased a blue ray player, and have never owned any of the POTA, so this is something I’d like to grab.

 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2014 - 7:02 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

For those that missed it, Amazon dropped the price again too $19.96.

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2014 - 9:38 AM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

Disappointed with this release only that the classic '68 original deserves a new 4K restoration release. The transfer for it here, which is the same BD from 2008, is the same element used for the 2004 DVD 2-disc release, albeit with greater detail, better color balance and some digital clean-up, but Fox has done a complete digital restoration since then that's still awaiting an HD release on Blu-ray. Maybe we'll get it when 4K monitors are the standard.

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2014 - 9:59 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

And it's $23.49 once again! Different price every other day. WTF?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2014 - 2:50 AM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

And it's $23.49 once again! Different price every other day. WTF?

Now it's shot up to $40.

Greg Espinoza

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2014 - 2:02 PM   
 By:   cryptkicker5   (Member)

After being shutdown online, I took a ride to my local Best Buy and they had plenty of the Legacy Collection and original Blu-ray, both for 19.99.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2014 - 1:00 AM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

Aw man. I hope Amazon didn't sell out for good on this. I got a deal on the Warner Film Noir Collection and it was backordered since November. I finally had to get it from the Warner shop on eBay.

Greg Espinoza

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2014 - 1:30 AM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

Well, I got my PotA set today, and they sent me the Legacy set.

Greg Espinoza

 
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