The War of the Worlds (1953) [Criterion Collection]

The War of the Worlds (1953) [Criterion Collection]

The War of the Worlds (1953) [Criterion Collection, Spine #1037]
DVD Video | 1hr 25mn | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | 7.50 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 6 ch \ Dolby AC3, 1 ch; English (Сommentary): Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller



Director: Byron Haskin
Writers: H.G. Wells (novel), Barré Lyndon (screenplay)
Stars: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne

A mysterious, meteorlike object has landed in a small California town. All clocks have stopped. A fleet of glowing green UFOs hovers menacingly over the entire globe. The Martian invasion of Earth has begun, and it seems that nothing—neither military might nor the scientific know-how of nuclear physicist Dr. Clayton Forrester (Gene Barry)—can stop it. In the expert hands of genre specialists George Pal and Byron Haskin, H. G. Wells’s end-of-civilization classic receives a chilling Cold War–era update, complete with hallucinatory Technicolor and visionary, Oscar-winning special effects. Emblazoned with iconographic images of 1950s science fiction, The War of the Worlds is both an influential triumph of visual imagination and a still-disquieting document of the wonder and terror of the atomic age.

Special Features:
- Audio commentary from 2005 featuring filmmaker Joe Dante, film historian Bob Burns, and author Bill Warren
- Movie Archaeologists, a new program on the visual and sound effects in the film featuring Burtt and film historian Craig Barron
- From the Archive, a new program about the film’s restoration featuring Barron, Burtt, and Paramount Pictures archivist Andrea Kalas
- Audio interview with producer George Pal from 1970
- The Sky Is Falling, a 2005 documentary about the making of the film
- The Mercury Theatre on the Air radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds from 1938, directed and narrated by Orson Welles
- Radio program from 1940 featuring a discussion between Welles and H. G. Wells, author of the 1897 novel The War of the Worlds
- Trailer




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The War of the Worlds (1953) [Criterion Collection]

The War of the Worlds (1953) [Criterion Collection]

The War of the Worlds (1953) [Criterion Collection]

The War of the Worlds (1953) [Criterion Collection]

The War of the Worlds (1953) [Criterion Collection]

The War of the Worlds (1953) [Criterion Collection]

The War of the Worlds (1953) [Criterion Collection]



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