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Planet Of The Apes Saga: The Poster Collection Book Review

Planet of the Apes Saga- The Poster Collection Book

“Planet of the Apes Saga: The Poster Collection” is an absolute bargain.

After the excellent “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” blew away moviegoers across the world, it’s clear that film fans have Ape fever again. Insight Editions understands this and have released a tie-in book that will appeal to collectors of Ape merchandise. The book I refer to is, of course, the “Planet of the Apes Saga: The Poster Collection.”

While the oversized book is only a mere 20 pages, you get a whopping 40 small posters thanks to the double sided pages. The first 21 posters are still images from the films including 16 from the original POTA, one from “Battle for the Planet of the Apes,” 2 from the dreadful Tim Burton version (which most people disown from the series), and 2 from “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.”

After that, you get to the theatrical posters portion of the book. In this section, there’s a poster that celebrates the original 5 films, an original “Planet of the Apes” poster, a “Beneath the Planet of the Apes” poster (as well as a striking French ‘Beneath’ poster), a sheet for “Escape from the Planet of the Apes” (also accompanied by a French version), 2 mini-posters for the vastly underrated “Conquest of the Planet of the Apes” (and a French one as well), a “Battle for the Planet of the Apes” ad, 2 posters for the Burton fiasco that shall not be named, 3 for “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” 1 for the recently released “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and finally 3 promotional posters for “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.” Note: Be on the lookout for the tiny print that notes which film images are from what movie.

Anyone who purchases posters on a regular basis knows that can be an expensive hobby which makes this poster book all the more appealing. While you may not get any full sized posters here, you do get 20 double sided posters which is a heck of a deal for the $20-$25 price tag. Honestly, it’s worth owning just for the illustrated “Beneath the Planet of the Apes” French poster and the epic “Battle for the Planet of the Apes” which evokes a massive battle between soldiers and apes.

Overall Thoughts: If you or someone you know adores the Ape franchise, “Planet of the Apes Saga: The Poster Collection” is the perfect gift.

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August 19, 2014 - Posted by | Book review | , , , , , , , , ,

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