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|Genre/Form:||Science fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
|Named Person:||H G Wells|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Barré Lyndon; George Pal; Byron Haskin; Gene Barry; Ann Robinson; Les Tremayne; Robert Cornthwaite; Sandro Giglio; Lewis Martin; Houseley Stevenson; Paul Frees; William Phipps; Vernon Rich; Henry Brandon; Jack Kruschen; Cedric Hardwicke; Bob Burns; Bill Warren; H G Wells; Paramount Pictures Corporation.; Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
|Language Note:||In English or dubbed French, with optional English subtitles. Closed-captioned.|
|Notes:||Based on the novel: The war of the worlds / by H.G. Wells.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1953.
Special features: optional audio commentary by actors Ann Robinson and Gene Barry; optional audio 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; "The war of the worlds" episode of the radio program "Mercury Theatre on the air" (originally broadcast on Oct. 30, 1938).
|Credits:||Director of photography, George Barnes ; edited by Everett Douglas ; 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.|
|Performer(s):||Commentary by Sir Cedric Hardwicke.|
|Awards:||Oscar Winner, Best Special Effects, 1953.|
|Target Audience:||MPAA rating: G.|
|Description:||1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Details:||DVD, region 1, NTSC; full screen format; Dolby digital 2.0 surround in English, Dolby digital mono. in English or French.|
|Other Titles:||War of the worlds (Motion picture : 1953)
War of the worlds (Radio program)
|Responsibility:||a Paramount picture ; screenplay by Barré Lyndon ; produced by George Pal ; directed by Byron Haskin.|
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