Either way you say it, I'm talking about PotA (Planet of the Apes, duh.) I recently reread the original novel by Pierre Boulle, a book I haven't read since I wrote a book report about it in French class in Grade 9 many (many, many) years ago. I never realized how many differences there were to the movie and frankly, it was pretty dull in parts. Thank goodness, Rod Serling gave it a rewrite.
Rise of the Apes, supposedly a follow-up to Escape to the PotA and has nothing to do with the reimagining.
What I really liked about the movie was the merchandising in Japan! It took me a lot of Pepsis to complete a set and even more to try and get some of the special caps for Movie Maniacs (I only got 3/10 and two of those were bought second-hand.) But all in all, they do look pretty darn cool. My favourites are
Other merchandise that came out included these potato chip clips, a mini-pen, mini-yoyo, a pen cap, some print tape and other stuff.
While I'm at it, though I may have posted these before, here are: Cornelius' bust that holds the entire movie & tv series, a Kubrick-Zaius and several action Ape-figures that I have.
I am really looking forward to the merchandizing in June/2011!