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Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes comes home digitally next month, physically in August

Released into theaters earlier this spring, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is heading home, for purchase digitally and physically.

Get your hands off me

The latest in the now pretty chunky Planet of the Apes series of films, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes took fans closer to the originals than any previous entry in the modern series has. Starring Owen Teague, Freya Allan, Kevin Durand, Peter Macon, and William H. Macy, the movie brought the Apes action generations into the future, to an Earth that was dominated by the simians.

Director Wes Ball breathes new life into the global, epic franchise with this action-adventure spectacle from 20th Century Studios. Set several generations in the future following Caesar’s reign, apes are living harmoniously as the dominant species — and humans have been reduced to living in the shadows. As a new tyrannical ape leader builds his empire, one young ape undertakes a harrowing journey that will cause him to question all that he has known about the past and to make choices that will define a future for apes and humans alike.

20th Century Studios press release

Bring the Kingdom home

With a solid critical reception behind it, Kingdom turned out to be a fairly big hit in theaters, grossing over $350 million USD. If you didn’t see it at the cinema however, or you’d just like to add it to your own digital or physical library, then you’re going to get your chance in short order.

Just revealed by 20th Century Studios, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes will be heading to digital storefronts on July 9th (2024), and physically (by way of 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD) about a month and a half later, on August 27. If you’re a big fan of the series though, then you might want to either double-dip or wait for that 4K UHD edition.

It’s set to include a beefy special feature with “Inside the Lens: The Raw Cut”. That’s a full length, “alternative cut”, according to 20th Century, which will include a split-screen view showcasing the “comparison between the final cut of the film and a version with unfinished VFX”.

If you’re foggy on what that means, and we were, it basically shakes out to be a cut that has all the actual actors performances, before the effects were complete. That’s gotta be interesting to see. It’s not just a visual change though, as The Raw Cut will also offer “optional audio commentary by director Wes Ball, editor Dan Zimmerman and VFX supervisor Erik Winquist.” Pretty slick sounding stuff. And finally, that same 4K UHD edition will come packed in a great looking steelbook, with art from Dylan Cole.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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