Escape From the Planet of the Apes

Escape From the Planet of the Apes

DVD - 1971
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In the future, the Earth is ruled by a race of highly-evolved simians who supplanted humans after a nuclear holocaust. But when the ape-led Earth is threatened with total annihilation, a trio of ape scientists journey backwards through time in order to prevent the catastrophe. Once in the human-led world, however, they find themselves hunted by a suspicious and fearful government desirous of making them the subjects of an experiment that could alter the course of human and ape events. Sequel: Conquest of the Planet of the Apes.
Sequel to: Beneath the planet of the apes.
Publisher: [United States] : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 1971.
Branch Call Number: DVD FICTION ESC
Characteristics: 1 videodiscs (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Jun 20, 2016

This is a 1971 SF drama directed by Don Taylor.
It is the third of five films in the original Planet of the Apes series produced by Arthur P. Jacobs, the second being "Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)".
The film focuses on some social issues of the day such as scientific experimentation on animals, nuclear war and government intrusion.
It was followed by "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes".
Although the second installment ended in a way that it prevented the series from moving on, 20th Century Fox still wanted a sequel.
So they placed three apes in the men's spaceship that Colonel Taylor had once operated before the Earth was destroyed.

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