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Planet of the Apes is a UK VHS release by CBS/Fox Video on 2nd May 1988 and it got re-released by Fox Video in 1994 and by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment on 22nd January 1999.


A group of astronauts, led by George Taylor (Charlton Heston), crash land on a strange planet where mute humans are treated as slaves by intelligent apes. Taylor is hunted down and captured by horse-riding gorillas, and then taken for experimentation by sympathetic chimpanzee Dr Zira (Kim Hunter). When Zira discovers Taylor's intelligence, she and her fiancé Cornelius (Roddy McDowall) appeal to the governing council on his behalf, but the appeal fails, leaving the astronaut no choice but to go on the run. Fleeing for his freedom, Taylor soon makes a shocking discovery about the provenance of this strange planet.


  • Charlton Heston as George Taylor
  • Roddy McDowall as Cornelius
  • Kim Hunter as Zira
  • Maurice Evans as Dr. Zaius
  • James Whitmore as President of the Assembly
  • James Daly as Honorious
  • Linda Harrison as Nova
  • Robert Gunner as Landon
  • Lou Wagner as Lucius
  • Woodrow Parfrey as Maximus
  • Jeff Burton as Dodge
  • Buck Kartalian as Julius
  • Norman Burton as Hunt Leader
  • Wright King as Dr. Galen
  • Paul Lambert as Minister


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