Helena Bonham Carter
But the real star of the show is the amazing makeup and costume design. The actors that play the key ape roles are unrecognizable except for their voices. Rick Baker’s makeup and costume design WILL win the Oscar, no doubt about it. Take the time and pause the DVD to look at this makeup work, it’s freakin’ uncanny! The film also pays clever homage to the original 1968 version. Keep your eyes out for everyone’s favorite NRA spokesman in a cameo role. ‘Nuff said about the movie itself – onto the DVD goodies!
Audio commentary with director Tim Burton : Not as good as I would have liked. Tim leaves the audience with some blank spots. C’mon, Tim, don’t be shy – didn’t you had fun making this movie? Overall, pretty good – if you are a Tim Burton fan, don’t overlook – but be patient.
Isolated score with commentary by composer Danny Elfman: Hey, I like Danny Elman’s work. But wouldn’t you rather just buy the CD? Oh, wait – there is no CD available for the soundtrack. Now it all makes sense!
"Enhanced viewing option" with interview vignettes: First introduced in “The Matrix”, this is the ‘hot button’ feature. When switched on, an icon will appear on the screen. Press ENTER on your remote control, and you will be whisked away to a featurette that will relate to the scene. This is starting to catch on!
"The Making Of The Apes" featurettes (105 minutes, total) : Seven – count them, SEVEN little featurettes, which add up to a total of 105 minutes of behind the scenes footage and cast and crew. All of them are entertaining, informative and well worth your time.
Five extended scenes (6 minutes) : Deleted scenes cut from the movie. Quality isn’t too terrific, but interesting, nonetheless.
Multi-angle breakdowns (25 mins, total) : Four scenes from the movie – and you get to choose which angle you want to see – or get this – BOTH. Great supplement!
"Rule the Planet" music video : Cheesy. If you like electronica, go for it. Otherwise, you won’t miss much if you pass this by.
Still galleries: Lots of pictures of posters, concept art, promotional material and still photos from the set. Worth a look.
We also get theatrical trailers , TV spots and a music promo.