Ah, yes. But what about the inevitable collection that includes 2011's "Rise..." and the horrid Tim Burton reboot? Or will they wait until that set includes the sequel to "Rise..." which will be the third version of "Planet of The Apes" (not counting the TV series)?!
P.S. LOVE the frame capture above for "Battle...": "Severn Darden as Kolp"! Way to market a movie!
Just a heads-up for anyone considering this otherwise great deal:
These POTA discs will not play on certain models of Sony Blu-ray player. This is especially disconcerting because, according to reports, they initially played without error but stopped working after Sony's firmware updates were released at the end of 2011.
Based on research and my own experience, the discs won't go beyond the initial menu's loading screen on Sony BDP-S370, BDP-S270, and the Costco-specific brandings of those models (BDP-BX37, for example.)
During my calls to Sony, they said it affects other manufacturers' models, too, but I have not read that to be the case. Sony claims they have it on a 'trending' list of firmware patches that they'll try to get around to. The more calls they receive to complain, the higher it will trend on their list of fixes, and the sooner they will work on it. Unfortunately, we've already waited over 6 months.
I truly hope more people take advantage of this great deal on what could truly be a fantastic box set. If the discs play for you, you should be in for a treat. If they don't work (or even if you just want to help the cause), please call Sony and ask that the issue trend higher and that this fix be implemented.
Thanks. And I really do hope you buy and can enjoy these classics.
Got these last summer at Costco for $26, Awesome deal and fantastic Series!! Classic Apes is the only way togo! Early reports of them not working in certain models of dvd palyer, well ive only ever played them in my Playstation 3 and they all worked fine
Lino11 - I doubt a PS3 firmware update would cause such an issue, but I would have said the same thing for my Sony player before I learned that an update did just that last year. No matter, my hope for you is that the PS3 install base is so large that if any kind of PS3 firmware update ever caused an issue with ANY disc, Sony would rush to fix the matter. I had hoped they'd do the same for their customers with the players in question, but it seems this Planet-Of-The-Apes-loving wheel isn't squeaky enough for their grease.
Back to the matter at hand: great, fun movies (some admittedly greater than others) at a great price! Yay, Amazon!
Kopkiwi - Crazy you should mention Sunshine. When Sony was giving me the runaround, I called Fox Home Entertainment about the Planet Of The Apes problems. Fox told me about that exact issue with Sunshine on Sony players. Fox said because Sony did nothing to rectify the issue on their end and because Fox received so many calls from unhappy Sony customers (probably the legion of PS3 owners) Fox bit the bullet and replaced Sony customers' Sunshine discs with slightly tweaked copies.
If this issue affected you, and you still have a PiP-displaying Sunshine, contact Fox via the number found at FoxConnect. They might still have replacement discs.
And to anyone on the fence about the Planet Of The Apes Deal, seeing the Apes swanking it up in Beverly Hills alone is worth $24.99.
@notthatbon: thanks for info. I happen to own a Sony BDP-S370 and the POTA set with book. I just checked and you are right -before the last firmware update I could play the discs without any problem, but now, they stop just after the animated ape intro; they don't respond when I press pop-up menu or top menu or any button for that matter on my remote. This is very frustrating.
Adrian Brown - That is exactly the issue. I'm very sorry you're experiencing it, too. But your voice added to the cause could be the one that gets this issue fixed. Especially with your first-hand experience that these USED TO WORK. Please call Sony support and ask to speak to higher and higher levels of their customer care department regarding issues caused by their firmware updates. The first 2 levels I had to speak with said they had no knowledge of the issue. The third level - said to be based in San Diego and comprised of the people who actually code and test the new firmware updates - were the ones who told me it's a known issue that wasn't 'trending' high with them due to a low number of calls from customers. Please add to that number of callers. And, if you know of any others this might affect, ask them to as well. According to Sony themselves, it's the only way they'll consider acting in a more timely manner.
And please remember, no matter how frustrating this gets, Ape Shall Never Kill Ape.
I think Fox may have something to do with this price drop, as there are probably too many copies not sold for their future plans, which I believe will be yet another remastering of at least the original film, and a new elaborate boxed set that will include RISE just prior to the release of the next APES movie, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES in May 2014.
What a great deal! How can you pass up 5 bucks a movie?! Even let's just say 15 bucks for POTA, then $2.50 each for the other 4. Whatever math you use this is a phenomenal deal, and lots of entertainment value. Huge fan of these flicks, and for a short period I counted myself a fan of Burton's remake. But no longer! Rise was real solid though.
This isn't just a bundle though, as in 5 movies will come loose in the box from Amazon? There's a cardboard slipcase for all to fit in, I'm guessing?
I am thinking of purchasing this set, but I own a Sony BDP-T10 player. To think it may not play these movies puts me at pause. It already stopped playing The Help and Get Him To The Greek. Two movies it played before and then stopped after the last firmware update. I do have a PS3 though and both of these movies worked there. I just hate to have to do that with the Apes set. Great deal though...