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The day the Earth stood still

Author: Michael RenniePatricia NealHugh MarloweJulian BlausteinRobert WiseAll authors
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Bluray Video : Videodisc : Blu-ray disc   Visual material : English : Blu-ray, full-frame edView all editions and formats
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A spaceship lands in Washington, D.C., capturing the attention of the world. But the peaceful alien emissary it brings fails to earn the public's trust. When a young woman and her son befriend him, they soon realize they may be all that stands between the human race and total destruction.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Feature films
Science fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Rennie; Patricia Neal; Hugh Marlowe; Julian Blaustein; Robert Wise; Edmund H North; Harry Bates; Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.; Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.
OCLC Number: 285603988
Language Note: English, French or Spanish dialogue; Spanish, English, Cantonese or Mandarin subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1951.
Based on a story by Harry Bates.
Special features: Interactive theremin: create your own score and Gort command!; interactive game; commentary by director Robert Wise and Nicholas Meyer; all-new commentary by film and music historians John Morgan, Steven Smith, William Stromberg and Nick Redman; isolated score track; all-new featurettes: The mysterious, melodious theremin ; Main title live performance by Peter Pringle ; The making of The day the Earth stood still ; Decoding "Klaatu barada nikto" ' Science fiction as metaphor ; A brief history of flying saucers ; The astounding Harry Bates ; Edmund North: the man who made the Earth stand still; Race to oblivion, documentary short; Farewell to the master: a reading by Jamieson K. Price of the original Harry Bates short story; Fox movietonews (1951); trailers, interactive pressbook and still galleries.
Credits: Director, Robert Wise.
Cast: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe.
Target Audience: Rating: G; CHV rating: G.
Description: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: Blu-ray Disc; 5.1 DTS-HD master audio, mono (English), 5.1 Dolby Digital (French, Spanish); requires Blu-ray player.
Responsibility: Twentieth Century Fox ; produced by Julian Blaustein ; directed by Robert Wise ; screenplay by Edmund H. North.

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A spaceship lands in Washington, D.C., capturing the attention of the world. But the peaceful alien emissary it brings fails to earn the public's trust. When a young woman and her son befriend him, they soon realize they may be all that stands between the human race and total destruction.

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