With all the movie remakes that have come out over the past year you have to wonder if Hollywood is running out of ideas.

I starting thinking about some of my favorites and it dawned on me that movies from my childhood are now considered classics.

I will always be a fan of the original Planet of the Apes movies of the late 60’s early 70’s.

Yes they may have been a bit campy at times, but the cinematography in the original movie was state of the art back then, and the storyline was interesting and had a lot to offer, time travel, an apocalyptic nuclear war, mutants, and talking apes.

I use to collect the bubble gum cards and I remember the Airport Drive-In would sometimes have an Ape-O-Rama where they would show all the movies back to back.

Enjoy the trailers for the originals 5 movies and some of Roddy McDowell’s home movies filmed on location during the shooting

Planet of the Apes 1968

Beneath the Planet of the Apes 1970

Escape from the Planet of the Apes 1971

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes 1972

Battle for the Planet of the Apes 1973

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