This documentary was shown as part of the American Movie Classics (AMC) cable TV channel's celebration of the 30th anniversary of the release of Planet of the Apes (1968). We learn how the original French novel was transformed into the first film; the problems that the producers encountered during production of the entire series (often involving shrinking budgets); how the stories related to current events (e.g., the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement); and how the series became a pervasive part of American popular culture. The film includes interviews with virtually all of the people involved in the production of the film series, including all the main performers. Personal movies taken on the shooting sets and early ape makeup test footage (with Edward G. Robinson and James Brolin!) are also featured. Written by
David Glagovsky <email@example.com>
Journey Back To The Planet Of The Apes!
6 September 1998 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Detrás del Planeta de los Simios
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(as Dolby Surround)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?
Host Roddy McDowall
died on October 3, 1998, less than a month after the broadcast of this special. See more
References Chico and the Man