EYE OF THE DEVIL
1966, Warner Bros., 92 min, UK, Dir: J. Lee Thompson

When French nobleman David Niven is summoned to his vineyard after an unproductive season, he tells wife Deborah Kerr to stay behind. She doesn’t listen, and soon discovers the rural estate is run by ancient pagan practices that exact a terrible toll. With the ever-creepy Donald Pleasance and, as sibling witches, David Hemmings and Sharon Tate (in her first major film role).


BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
1973, 20th Century Fox, 93 min, USA, Dir: J. Lee Thompson

The fifth and final film in the APES franchise finds the title characters battling mutant humans. Roddy McDowall returns as Caesar, and Claude Akins and John Huston provide support to help bring the series full circle.


CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
1972, 20th Century Fox, 88 min, USA, Dir: J. Lee Thompson

Roddy McDowall and Don Murray star in the fourth PLANET OF THE APES film, which takes place in the then-future 1990s! In a political allegory timed to coincide with the black power movement of the early 1970s, the enslaved apes plot to overthrow the human race that has oppressed them; this ambitious and entertaining sci-fi classic served as a template for last year's RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES.


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