Behind the Planet of the Apes
Behind the Planet of the Apes (1998)

This documentary takes a look back at the making of Planet of the Apes. Not just a campy sci-fi thriller, the film was also an expression of sublimated fears of a world wracked by the Cold War. Special attention is paid to the makeup that… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 6, 1998
DVD Release Date: September 12, 2000
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stefan Birgir Stefansson

crap sequel

Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Absolutely essential for fans of the series, with McDowall an engaging guide.

Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Ken Stachnik
If you like the series you'll like the doc
Marcus Woolcott
Very interesting documentary on the original five films and their cultural significance.
Dann Michalski
Behind the Planet of the Apes is a fascinating retrospective of the Planet of the Apes franchise. Hosted by Roddy McDowall, this documentary follows the… More
Anthony Valletta
Some interesting background and behind the scenes of the classic sci-fi films.
Byron Brubaker
An excellent exploration of the development of the five film series plus the animated and live-action television spin-offs. Planet of the Apes was one of the… More