Twentieth Century Fox’s hit “War for the Planet of the Apes” is charging to Digital HD and Blu-Ray this October. The film is set to release first on Digital HD starting on October 10th, then on Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and DVD on October 24, 2017 (you can pre-order any of the versions starting at $19 on Amazon). In the film Andy Serkis returns as Caesar, as he and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel (Woody Harrelson). The studio teased the film stating “After suffering unimaginable losses, Caesar resolves to avenge his kind, pitting him against the Colonel for a final showdown that will determine the future of the planet!”
There will be special features on the home-release as well, including deleted scenes with optional audio commentary by director Matt Reeves, behind-the-scenes featurettes, including “All About Caesar,” which focuses on Andy Serkis and his performances through the three films as Caesar, bringing his character and his journey to life. Additionally, the digital version of the film includes 10 Scene Comparisons, showing a side-by-side exploration of the actors’ performance captures above the final scenes in the film. “War for the Planet of the Apes” was directed by Matt Reeves with Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver serving as producers.
If you want to collect all of the films, The Planet of the Apes Trilogy will also be available on October 24. From green-eyed infant ape to hardened warrior, to leader of his kingdom, fans can re-live the the sci-fi adventure that begins when a failed experiment gives a baby chimpanzee human-like intelligence. This also creates a virus that nearly destroys mankind, so thumbs-down to this experiment. When Caesar’s ape community is discovered by a small band of humans, both species must battle to survive.
The film is sure to dominate the home box-office charts, as it did in theaters at the start of the summer. “War for the Planet of the Apes” opened at number-one back in July after grossing over $56M opening weekend. The film then went on to make over $144M domestically and $365M worldwide.