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Preview: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (U.K. Blu-ray out Monday 24/11/2014)

8161zFcWjXL_SL1500_cropEasily one of DD’s favourite films at the cinema this year – read our full take on it here - next Monday sees the home video release of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.  Thanks to Fox and Zero Degrees West we have three behind-the-scenes clips from what looks to be a packed release.  You can find out more about it in the official press release after the clips, and buy it here.  Enjoy!

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Official Press Release:

Get ready for worlds to collide like never before! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment takes you to the center of the battle between apes and humans with DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES on 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™ and DVD from 24th November and on Digital HD from 10th November. The film quickly became the highest grossing installment of the franchise, netting £31.9 million at the UK box office*, and the most critically acclaimed blockbuster of the summer**.

Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, and Keri Russell star in this thrilling next chapter of The Planet of the Apes.  It is 2026 and humanity has been pushed to near extinction by a deadly virus.  When a group of survivors desperate to find a new source of power travel into the woods near San Francisco, they discover a highly evolved community of intelligent apes led by Caesar (Andy Serkis).  The two species form a fragile peace but dissention grows and the groups find themselves hurtling toward all-out war.  Fans and critics flocked to the film, with The Hollywood Reporter raving that “In the annals of sequels, Dawn is to Rise of the Planet of the Apes what The Empire Strikes Back was to Star Wars—it’s that much better.“

With approximately two hours of special features the epic battle for survival continues on Blu-ray making DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES a perfect Christmas gift for any fan of intelligent action films.  Jam-packed with deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes featurettes including intimate interviews with Andy Serkis on how he masterfully created Caesar and inside looks at how the filmmakers developed the relationship between man and apes.  In addition, explore how the stunning apes and their world were brought to life with groundbreaking special effects.

Eager fans can experience DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES anytime, anywhere on Digital HD and will be available at digital stores including iTunes, Google Play, Xbox Video, PlayStation Network, Amazon Instant Video and Sky Buy & Keep.

For an even more immersive experience in the world of the apes, fans have to get the Planet of the Apes: Caesar’s Warrior Collection. Witness the battle for world domination between ape and man with all 8 films, in the legendary Planet of the Apes franchise on Blu-ray on 24th November.

The collection is offered in a limited-edition fiercely lifelike replica bust of Caesar designed by WETA Digital, the special effects masters responsible for bringing Caesar to life on film and will be available exclusively from Amazon. This must-own set includes an all-new 32-page booklet “Planet of the Apes: Building an Icon” that explores WETA’s creation of the Caesar replica, four battle-ready ape collectible character cards and more than 5 hours of special features.


Digital HD Release Date: 10th November

DVD, Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray release date: 24th November

Cert: 12

Running time: 130 minutes

DVD RRP: £19.99

Blu-ray RRP: £24.99

3D Blu-ray RRP: £29.99

Planet of the Apes: Caesar’s Warrior Collection RRP: £129.99


  • Andy Serkis: Rediscovering Caesar
  • 4 Galleries


  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Matt Reeves
  • Journey to Dawn
  • Andy Serkis: Rediscovering Caesar
  • Humans and Apes: The Cast of Dawn
  • The World of Dawn
  • The Ape Community
  • Move Like an Ape: An Artist’s Medium
  • Weta and Dawn
  • The Fight for a New Dawn
  • Audio Commentary by Matt Reeves
  • Gallery

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is the industry leading worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox produced, acquired and third party partner film and television programing. Each year TCFHE expands its award-winning global product portfolio with the introduction of new entertainment content through established and emerging formats including DVD, Blu-ray™ and Digital HD™. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.

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