The Saga Begins! Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall star in this legendary science fiction master piece. Astronaut Taylor (Heston) crash lands on a distant planet ruled by apes who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee (McDowall). Things light up once Taylor reveals himself, reveals that he a human, can talk!
So Cornelius (McDowall) and Zira (Kim Hunter) his wife, risk everything to stand up for, and save this human’s life. After a failed trial, and a failed attempt of human castration, Taylor escapes with Nova (Linda Harrison) his female counterpart to the Forbidden Zone. But there he doesn’t like what he sees!
A really good movie. Kind of boring at times but I guess back in the 70’s it was high quality entertainment. The make up was awesome. The plot was good, and the acting great. Overall this is a classic you have to see no matter what.
About Planet Of The Apes (1968)
Starring: Roddy McDowall, Charlton Heston, James Bacon, Linda Harrison, Gene O'Donnell, Army Archerd, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, David Chow, Lou Wagner, Buck Kartalian, Norman Burton, Paul Lambert, Erlynn Mary Botelho, Priscilla Boyd, Eldon Burke, James Daly, Billy Curtis, Robert Gunner, Frank Delfino, Buddy Douglas, Woodrow Parfrey, Chuck Fisher, Jeff Burton, William Graeff Jr., Irvin 'Zabo' Koszewski, Norma Jean Kron, Wright King, Lars Hensen
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
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