Saturday, 7 March 2015

Planet of the Apes (1968-1973)

Planet of the Apes (1968) Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans and Linda Harrison. 112mins

Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) Directed by Ted Post. 95mins.

Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) Directed by Don Taylor. 98mins.

Conquest from the Planet of the Apes (1972) Directed by J. Lee Thompson. 88mins

Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973) Directed by J. Lee Thompson. 93mins

5-film 6-disc Special Edition DVD Collection bought in 2001
Planet of the Apes (1968) Blu-ray bought in 2010
5-film 5-disc Blu-ray Collection bought in 2011


Planet of the Apes (1968) Blu-ray extras -

Audio commentary with Roddy McDowell, Natalie Trundy, Kim Hunter and John Chambers
Audio commentary by composer Jerry Goldsmith
Text commentary by Eric Greene, author of "Planet of the Apes as American Myth"
Science of Apes" Bonus View
Beyond the Fobidden Zone Adventure Game" interactive game
Evolution of the Apes" featurette (24mins)
Impact of the Apes
Behind the Planet of the Apes (127mins)
The Archives of the Apes
Original make-up test with Edward G. Robinson (1966)
Roddy McDowell's on-set footage
The Galleries of the Apes
Theatrical trailer

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester and Douglas Rain as the voice of HAL.

DVD bought in 2000
Remastered DVD bought in 2002
2-disc Special Edition bought in 2007
Blu-ray bought in 2009
148m 50s


Audio Commentary with actors Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood
Audio interview with director Stanley Kubrick by Jeremy Bernstein (77mins)
2001: The Making of a Myth (43mins)
Standing on the Shoulders of Kubrick: The Legacy of 2001 (21mins)
Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001 (22mins)
A Look Behind the Future (23mins)
What is Out There? (21mins)
FX and Early Conceptual Artwork
Look: Stanley Kubrick!
Theatrical Trailer

Barbarella (1968)

Directed by Roger Vadim and starring Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg, Milo O'Shea and David Hemmings.

Blu-ray bought in 2012

Theatrical Trailer

Destroy All Monsters (1968)

Directed by Ishiro Honda and starring Akira Kubo, Jun Tazaki and Yukiko Kobayashi.

Blu-ray bought in 2014
88m 43s

No extras

King Kong Escapes (1968)

Directed by Ishiro Honda and starring Rhodes Reason, Akira Takarada, Linda Miller, Mie Hama 
and Eisei Amamoto.

DVD bought in 2006
Blu-ray bought in 2015


No extras

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Directed by George A. Romero and starring Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman 
and Marilyn Eastman.

Collector's Edition DVD bought in 2006
91m 15s

Audio Commentary with the 'Zombie Masters' (Crew) George Romero, John Russo, Karl Hardman, and Marilyn Eastman
Audio Commentary with the 'Zombie Party' (Cast) Bill Hinzman, Judith O'Dea, Keith Wayne, Kyra Schon, Russell Streiner, and Vince Survinski
Ben Speaks: The Last Interview with Duane Jones" audio interview
Zombies, my love" interview with Judith Ridley
Scenes from Romeo's film: "There's Always Vanilla"
Photo Galleries: Stills & Promotional material
Theatrical Trailers

Rosemary's Baby (1968)

Directed by Roman Polanski and starring Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, 
Sidney Blackmer and Ralph Bellamy.

DVD bought in 2004

Retrospective interviews with Roman PolaƄski, Robert Evans, and Richard Sylbert
The Making of Rosemary’s Baby  (22mins)

Witchfinder General (1968)

Directed by Michael Reeves and starring Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy, Hilary Dwyer, Rupert Davies and Patrick Wymark.

Special Edition DVD bought in 2004

Blood beast: The films of Michael Reeves
Photo gallery
Liner notes by Film critic Kim Newman
Music video: "Hopkins (The Witchfinder General)" from "Cathedral"
Theatrical Trailer

Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)

Directed by Freddie Francis and starring Christopher Lee, Rupert Davis, Veronica Carlson 
and Barry Andrews.

DVD bought in 2004

Theatrical Trailer.