Thursday, July 10, 2008

Planet of the Apes (1967, DVD)

Even with the dated special effects and acting, this movie is still very striking and unforgettable. The philosophies in the film will forever remain true as men destroy each other and their surroundings.

The cinematography is great but it could have been better if the lens were properly used. Some of the scenes are eschewed. The makeup is crude by today's standards but I am surprised at how much emotion the actors were able to push through the rubber.

I do not like the DVD presentation because there was no restoration applied. The last shot is terribly grainy and the music throughout the movie is muffled.

This is a must for all movie enthusiasts although 20th Century Fox should come out with a BD that will live up to the greatness of this movie. It is just too bad that Charlton Heston is in it. I do not like him personally but he did well in this movie.

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