The war of the worlds

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[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2020].


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[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2020].
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet (8 unnumbered pages, illustrations)
715515248716, 00715515248716


General Note
Based on the novel by H.G. Wells.
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New 4K digital restoration.
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Full screen (1.37:1).
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Originally released as a motion picture in 1953.
General Note
Special features: New alternate 5.1 soundtrack; audio commentary with filmmaker Joe Dante, film historian Bob Burns and Bill Warren, author of Keep watching the skies?; Movie archeologists (Craig Barron and Ben Burtt discuss the film's visual and sound effects); From the archive (2018 restoration); audio interview with George Pal from 1970; The sky is falling, a 2005 documentary on the film; Wells and Welles (the Mercury Theatre on the Air radio adaptation from 1938, and, the KTSA radio program from 1940 featuring a discussion between H.G. Wells and Orson Welles); trailer; essay by J. Hoberman.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, George Barnes ; art direction, Hal Pereira, Albert Nozaki ; edited by Everett Douglas ; costumes, Edith Head ; music score by Leith Stevens.
Cast: 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; commentary, Sir Cedric Hardwicke.
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.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: G.
System Details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.37:1); Dolby digital mono and 5.1 surround.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
For private home use only.
In English.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Haskin, B., Pal, G., Lyndon, B., Barnes, G., Stevens, L., Douglas, E., Pereira, H., Nozaki, A., Head, E., Barry, G., Robinson, A., Tremayne, L., Cornthwaite, R., Giglio, S., Martin, L., Stevenson, H., Frees, P., Phipps, W., Rich, V., Brandon, H., Kruschen, J., Hardwicke, C., & Wells, H. G. 1. (2020). The war of the worlds (DVD special edition.). The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Byron Haskin et al.. 2020. The War of the Worlds. The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Byron Haskin et al.. The War of the Worlds The Criterion Collection, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Haskin, Byron, et al. The War of the Worlds DVD special edition., The Criterion Collection, 2020.

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