Twilight Zone, The: Planet of the Apes Collective
2. Restored original 2:35:1 transfer down to 1:85:1, 16×9 aspect ratio edition (Bright Eyes)
3. Extended edition to fill in some of the minor plot holes that appear in the original (Tranzor)
being from the UK the Twilight Zone wasn't a weekly show that was available to me, i can't recall if it was shown or indeed repeated over here. i do however understand the weekly premise as we had a similar show called Tales of the Unexpected. this edit i could only assume would fit nicely with any episode from the classic TV show, as it looks very authentic especially the fade to black in which a commercial break would have taken place was a nice touch.
i only saw tranzor extended version and all in all i found this to be a fun little edit. the edit moves along a quick pace, the basic story of the planet of the apes remains intact. unfortunately cornelius and zira perhaps don't have a great deal of screen time, and so the their bond to taylor isn't as strong in this version
the only negatives regarding the edit would be a little more footage showing the bond between taylor and znova would have helped the narrative. also cornelius line about taylor proving their innocence seemed a little out of place with the footage that had been deleted. a continuity error is also seen as the army of apes appear a long the beach towards the end.
overall this is fun experience in watching a film i've always enjoyed in a new and different way
August 1, 2008 @ 9:22 pm
I am honestly surprised to see how low I rated this edit originally. I actually wonder if I hit the right button. Being able to watch this edit in higher quality than the original MOV files is great.