There are a lot of good movies to choose from right now. In theaters, several are competing for box office dollars and Oscar glory. On DVD, all the big summer hits have been released. Oh, what to choose?
Rise of the Planet of the Apes, one of the biggest surprises of the summer, is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. A box office and critical hit, the excellent primate film is shockingly alluring, even realistic, with a nearly speechless performance by Andy Serkis as Caesar the ape. Director Rupert Wyatt somehow manages to make what could have been a plodding story into a suspenseful, engaging drama-thriller, one that will appeal to audiences of all types.
The Blu-ray includes 11 deleted scenes, a featurette titled The Genius of Andy Serkis, a scene-by-scene breakdown, and a few other featurettes that look at rebooting the franchise, the visual effects and more. The disc also an audio commentary with the director and writers.