Beneath the Planet of the Apes

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Beneath the Planet of the Apes ★★½ 1970 (G)

In the first sequel, another Earth astronaut passes through the same warp and follows the same paths as Taylor, through Ape City and to the ruins of bomb-blasted New York's subway system, where warhead-worshipping human mutants are found. The strain of sequelling shows instantly, and gets worse through the next three films; followed by “Escape from the Planet of the Apes.” 108m/C VHS, DVD . James Fran ciscus, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, Charlton He ston, James Gregory, Natalie Trundy, Jeff Corey, Linda Harrison, Victor Buono, Paul (E.) Richards, David Watson, Thomas Gomez; D: Ted Post; W: Paul Dehn; C: Milton Krasner; M: Leonard Rosenman.