O Trapalhão no Planalto dos Macacos (The Bungler on the Plateau of the Apes) is a full length Brazilian comedy spoof of Planet of the Apes produced in 1976, which more-or-less follows the storyline of the original film. A group of men lands a balloon on a remote plateau where talking apes rule and humans are slaves. The apes try to transform the men into apes and a simian princess falls in love with one of them. This film is one of several made by the popular Brazilian comedy troupe “Os Trapalhões” – Didi, Dedé, Mussum and (later) Zacharias – in the 1970s, all of them spoofing American blockbusters. It’s slapstick entertainment, but the humor is peculiarly Brazilian, and may not be understood in other countries. The ape “makeup” mostly consists of pull-over masks, except for a few main characters where more attention was given.
- Renato Didi Aragão as Conde
- Dedé Santana as Alex
- Mussum as Guard Azevedo
- Carlos Kurt Kumstat as Professor Bicard Guerreiro / Warrior Monkey
- Milton Carneiro as Delgado
- Alan Fontaine as Rodrigo
- Rosina Malbouisson as Cacenique (the Queen)
- Olívia Pineschi as N’Komo (friend of the Queen)
- Vera Capua as Ula
- Fátima Leite
- Renato Bastos
- Ferreira Duarte
- Edson Farias
color, mono, nice clean fullscreen transfer with English subtitles burned in, 86 minutes. DVD-R comes packaged as shown in color DVD case, wrapped in plastic!