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The war of the worlds

Author: Barré LyndonGeorge PalByron HaskinGene BarryAnn RobinsonAll authors
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Special collector's edView all editions and formats
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A Martian spacecraft lands near the small southern California city of Linda Rosa. Disaster ensues.
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Genre/Form: Science fiction films
Feature films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Film adaptations
Science fiction
Adaptation
Drama
Named Person: H G Wells; H G Wells
Material Type: Videorecording
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)
ISBN: 1415711666 9781415711668
OCLC Number: 61267478
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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A Martian spacecraft lands near the small southern California city of Linda Rosa. Disaster ensues.

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