Trailer Tuesday: ‘Battle for the Planet of the Apes’ (1973)

'Battle for the Planet of the Apes' trailer title, 1973

‘Battle for the Planet of the Apes’ trailer title, 1973

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.

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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.

‘Battle for the Planet of the Apes’ Theatrical Trailer, 1973

Battle for the Planet of the Apes Wiki, IMDb

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Previously on Trailer Tuesday: Richard Pryor in ‘Greased Lightning’ (1977)

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2 Responses to Trailer Tuesday: ‘Battle for the Planet of the Apes’ (1973)

  1. Steve H. says:

    Is it just me, or do they just not make one-sheet movie posters like that anymore? Of course, nothing like that on such scale ever APPEARS in the film, but the artwork and wording is typical great-70s style.

    Movie posters today look like stills from video games.

    • David Moore says:

      ‘Tis a shame but you are right. They don’t make posters like that much anymore. It’s a lost art form.