The war of the worlds
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Format
DVD
Edition
Special collector's edition ; full screen.
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Language
English
UPC
883929304585, 097360263947

Notes

General Note
Based on the novel: The war of the worlds / by H.G. Wells.
General Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1953.
General Note
"The original invasion!"--Container.
General Note
Special features: Commentary by actors Ann Robinson and Gene Barry; Commentary by film director Joe Dante, film historian Bob Burns, and author (of "Keep watching the skies!") Bill Warren; "The sky is falling! : making 'The war of the worlds'" featurette; "H.G. Wells : the father of science fiction" featurette; Original theatrical trailer; "Mercury Theatre on the Air presents 'The war of the worlds' radio broadcast " (originally broadcast on Oct. 30, 1938).
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, George Barnes ; film editor, Everett Douglas ; music score, Leith Stevens.
Participants/Performers
Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Bob Cornthwaite, Sandro Giglio, Lewis Martin, Housely Stevenson Jr., Paul Frees, Bill Phipps, Vernon Rich, Henry Brandon, Jack Kruschen.
Description
"This chilling adaptation of H. G. Wells' frightening novel [has] humans intrigued when a meteor-like object crashes to Earth but its occupants are definitely not friendly. The assault on Earth is underway, and the Martian machines -- hovering 'swan'-shaped vehicles of destruction' are both beautiful and terrifying as they cut a relentless path of annihilation"--Container.
Target Audience
Rated: G.
System Details
DVD, NTSC region 1, full screen; Dolby digital 2.0 surround; Dolby digital mono.
Language
In English or dubbed French; optional English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Awards
Oscar Winner, Best Special Effects, 1953.
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DVD

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APA Citation (style guide)

Haskin, B., Pal, G., Lyndon, B., Barry, G., Robinson, A., Tremayne, L., Cornthwaite, R., Giglio, S., Martin, L., Stevenson, H., Frees, P., Phipps, W., Rich, V., Brandon, H., Kruschen, J., Barnes, G., Douglass, E., Stevens, L., Hardwicke, C., Dante, J., Burns, B., Warren, B., & Wells, H. G. 1. (2005). The war of the worlds (Special collector's edition ; full screen.). Paramount.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Byron Haskin et al.. 2005. The War of the Worlds. Hollywood, Calif.: Paramount.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Byron Haskin et al.. The War of the Worlds Hollywood, Calif.: Paramount, 2005.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Haskin, Byron, et al. The War of the Worlds Special collector's edition ; full screen., Paramount, 2005.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

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