‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ DVD Review

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on January 20, 2012

Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy ($39.99)

Remember Charlton Heston’s rude awakening in a civilization ruled by simians in the original “Planet of the Apes” back in 1968? Now discover how evolution could have made such a big, hairy flip-flop in this 2011 sci-fi prequel about a well-meaning neuroscientist (James Franco), his ambitious search for an Alzheimer’s disease-curing serum, and the uh-oh side effects that tip the balance of power to a horde of brain-boosted chimpanzees. Special features include a dozen deleted scenes, several making-of docs and a look at the movie’s very convincing special effects.

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