Battle for the Planet of the Apes is celebrating its 40th anniversary this week with a distinct lack of celebration. The film, directed by J. Lee Thompson, hit theaters in June of 1973 and is the last installment in the original series. Roddy McDowall, Natalie Trundy and Claude Akins star and the cast also includes Severn Darden, Paul Williams, John Huston and Lew Ayres.
Battle for the Planet of the Apes was slammed by the critics and was the lowest-grossing entry of the original Apes films. Still, it’s Planet of the Apes fer God’s sake! We must revere. Enjoy the trailer.
Previously on Trailer Tuesday: Richard Pryor in ‘Greased Lightning’ (1977)