In the year 2029, astronaut Leo Davidson (Wahlberg) is forced to make an emergency landing on an Earth-like planet. He soon learns that this strange place is inhabited by primitive humans and English-speaking apes. Following his capture and subsequent escape, Leo assembles a small band of defiant humans and empathetic apes in an attempt to re-establish contact with his space station. Freedom or complete annihilation is in the hands of the rebellion against the gorilla army. Based on a novel by Pierre Boulle.
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a picture that is typical of Tim Burton
The discrete 5.1 soundtracks are superb, in terms of the their dimensional attributes and the recording. The fidelity is state-of-the-art, ranking among the best soundtracks currently available on DVD. Danny Elfman
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