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Battle for the Planet of the Apes 1973
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  • J. Lee Thompson
  • June 14, 1973
  • 93 mins
  • English
  • Action, Science Fiction
The final chapter in the incredible Apes saga. The most suspenseful showdown ever filmed as two civilizations battle for the right to inherit what's left of the earth!
The fifth and final episode in the Planet of the Apes series. After the collapse of human civilization, a community of intelligent apes led by Caesar lives in harmony with a group of humans. Gorilla General Aldo tries to cause an ape civil war and a community of human mutants who live beneath a destroyed city try to conquer those whom they perceive as enemies. All leading to the finale.

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This is a very good film, not anywhere near as good as the first four of the series, but for only one reason. 10 minutes.

The Japanese release of 'Battle' contains an extra 10 minutes of footage that I feel is not only important to the storyline, but it completely changes the feel of the film. Without those crucial 10 minutes of footage, the viewer is thus given a somewhat watered down t.v. series type version of the film, originally done to attract a more younger audience. I personally love this film either way, Trust me, before critisizing 'Battle For The Planet Of The Apes', seek out the Japanese release and see for yourself just how different (and better) a decent film can become with only 10 minutes of added storyline.

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Cinema Paco 1. Image 2.75/7, sound 2.5/5. En d of the saga and the most weakness, with difference, low budget and lousy battle

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