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Planet of the Apes (1968)

NOTE: These commentaries are only on the 2-disc "Special Edition" Planet of the Apes DVD.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Actors Roddy McDowell, Natalie Trundy, and Kim Hunter, and makeup artist John Chambers Rating:3.1/10 (13 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by closedface on February 8th, 2005:Find all reviews by closedface
Cuts from interviews, with LONG pauses inbetween. VERY LONG pauses. Stick to watching the documentary on disc 2.
Reviewed by Kram Sacul on November 27th, 2005:Find all reviews by Kram Sacul
Absolutely terrible. Consisting of snippits from interviews with the longest gaps in between. Will eventually drive you insane.
Reviewed by TouristInTheCity on October 9th, 2012:Find all reviews by TouristInTheCity
There are 8 scattered comments at these approximate times:
0:03:20 (titles)
0:15:15 (american flag)
0:42:00 (Nova)
0:51:00 (evolution)
1:00:00 ("take your paws off me you dirty ape")
1:05:00 (the Hearing)
1:36:00 (archaeology)
1:46:00 ("your breed")

Roddy McDowell's remarks are wonderful: "Arthur was volatile; he was delicious"
Kim Hunter's remarks are quite interesting as they reflect back on the acting within the monkey.
Commentary 2: Composer Jerry Goldsmith Rating:4.7/10 (9 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by wem51 on December 12th, 2006:Find all reviews by wem51
This commentary by the late composer is quite interesting and is worth a listen by anyone who would like to learn more about the film from the composer's point of view.
Reviewed by musíl65 on December 30th, 2014:Find all reviews by musíl65
There are a lot of gaps. That’s a shame. Goldsmith only talks from time to time. His points are very good. The commentary is about the music. He talks about his special working relationship with Shaffner, the style of the music for this movie, the instruments, electronic music and other of his filmmusic. Good points are also the scenes without music.

This is interesting, but too much silence on the track. 5 out of 10.