The MaskWizard (that's his YouTube designation) offers up this detailed look at the mask of gorilla General Ursus, the less than pleasant fellow who proclaimed that the only good human is a dead human in Beneath the Planet of the Apes.
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La-La Land Records and 20th Century Fox present the remastered and expanded 2-CD SET of the original score from the 1974 television series PLANET OF THE APES, based on the famed sci-fi feature franchise and starring Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper and James Naughton. Renowned composer Lalo Schifrin (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, DIRTY HARRY, ENTER THE DRAGON, RUSH HOUR), along with Earle Hagen and Richard LaSalle, bring the primal action and drama of the APES saga to orchestral life, resulting in a vivid companion piece to the groundbreaking scores from the original feature film series. Produced by Nick Redman and Mike Matessino and mastered by Daniel Hersch, this amazing 2 CD SET is limited to 2000 Units and features more than 2 hours of exciting music. Exclusive, in-depth liner notes from writer Jeff Bond takes you behind the scenes of the show and its scores, while Jim Titus’ striking art design will drive APES fans bananas with delight! To order, click HERE.
FROM DEADLINE.COM: "The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) nominated Birdman and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes for three awards apiece as the org unveiled nominations for its 62nd MPSE Golden Reel Awards honoring the best feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment work of the year. '2014 was a fantastic year for sound,' said MPSE president Frank Morrone. 'The advent of new distribution channels, streaming services and gaming platforms is creating additional opportunities for sound artists to practice their craft beyond the traditional venues of film and television. This year’s nominations reflect that change, spanning an amazing diversity of mediums and genres, all executed at the highest level of creativity. We are truly inspired and impressed by the work of our colleagues.' The Golden Reel Awards will be held February 15, 2015 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites in Los Angeles." For the list of nominees, please click HERE.
We have no idea where YouTube user Adam Scenna got this idea, but apparently he was a little bored and decided to perform his verison of Captain Kirk after he's been transformed into an ape right out of the classic version of Planet of the Apes.
From YouTube user Peanutman1954 comes the following: "Planet of the Apes and Star trek don't mix or do they? What if Planet of the Apes applied for Federation membership? How did the Apes get warp drive? Starfleet sends CPT Ramses and his crew to investigate, but he's in for a surprising welcome."
When 20th Century Fox announced that the third chapter in the rebooted Planet of the Apes film series would be released in the summer of 2016, only two years following the release of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, it seemed like a bit of wishful thinking. Now, according to Deadline, the studio seems to have come to its corporate senses and has announced that the film has been bumped from July 2016 to July 14, 2017. No doubt a big part of the reason for the change is to allow the time for director Matt Reeves to carefully craft the film and for WETA to make sure that the visual effects don't falter in comparison. With Dawn passing $700 million at the global box office, Fox can, of course, afford to be patient.
While promoting his new film Selma, actor Tim Roth, who played the chimpanzee warrior Thade in Tim Burton's 2001 take on Planet of the Apes, offered his feelings about that film's climax which revealed the monument to the so-called Aperaham Lincoln. Said Roth to Cinemablend, "I think it was he took over, he took control. [Laughs] I think the idea was when they shunted in time that way, he was the President of the Planet of the Apes. [Laughs] Brilliant, I thought. It’s crazy stuff. I liked it. I had a good time making it. It was in the old style. It wasn’t too much CG trickery."