I have had the “Planet of the Apes 40th Anniversary Collection” Blu-ray in my Amazon shopping cart for the better part of year, but I have held back on a purchase because I just could not justify the price. Yesterday, on an impulse purchase, I picked up the set from Amazon during one of their spectacular “Lighten Deal” specials, which made the collection $49.99.
Even heavily discounted, I thought that was a little too high, but it comes out to just $10 per movie. The set includes all five Ape movies – Planet of the Apes, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Escape From the Planet of the Apes, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, and Battle For the Planet of the Apes – plus some extra frills such as a bonus movie book and other junk fans of the Ape movies will appreciate.
To sweeten the pot, I actually got the set for free thanks to a rather large gift certificate received from trading in a box of unwanted DVDs. I wrote about this trade-in special last week, and I have to say that I am pretty impressed. My wife shipped the DVDs with a free UPS label last Wednesday, the package arrived a few days later on Monday, and by the time I got home from work yesterday, a credit had already been deposited in my account, which worked out well considering I went ape shit on the before mentioned Blu-ray set.