Battle For the Planet of the Apes poster

This Battle For the Planet of the Apes poster is from a different universe!

If you study the film poster above, a number of things stand out as unusual. I’ll leave you to make your own notes, though I will say this – what’s with those glasses? This is a 1973 Italian poster for the final film in the ‘Apes series and, in Italy, it seems to be a very different movie!

Here’s how the poster looked elsewhere:

Battle For the Planet of the Apes

I’m not saying I don’t like the Italian artwork, but I would definitely be expecting ray-guns, had I visited the cinema based on that imagery.

Whilst I’m here, I might as well share this alternative Japanese poster which is far better in my opinion:

Battle For the Planet of the Apes

You can find lots more film posters over on my Pinterest board.

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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One thought on “This Battle For the Planet of the Apes poster is from a different universe!

  1. Atari Adventure Square says:

    I had glasses like those in the futuristic poster.
    They were Spidey glasses, pointy-shaped in same way.

    This was my favorite poster of the series, btw. So evocative.
    Love that Japanese one too (never saw it before).
    uh…Paul Williams shall not kill Ape?

    Also wanna take the occasion to mention I finally got to see Dawn and it was terrific!
    Great continuation of the mythos that actually seeks to integrate itself into POTA canon rather than reboot the series.

    Not only infinitely rewatchable for POTA fans like myself (who grew up with dreams of ape-livin’) but a richer vision of the series, helped by modern FX and fandom moviemakers at work.

    Also, Dawn makes good on the premise of Battle’s poster, with the high number of warring factions and tossing of bodies like ragdolls.

    Can’t wait for the next one!

    In the meantime, rewatching the original series is mandatory.

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