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The war of the worlds [videorecording] / a Paramount picture ; screenplay by Barré Lyndon ; produced by George Pal ; directed by Byron Haskin
Alternate (uniform) Title War of the worlds (Motion picture : 1953)
War of the worlds (Radio program)
Special collector's ed
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, c2005
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  PR5774 .W311 2005    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Martians -- Drama
Human-alien encounters -- Drama
Space warfare -- Drama
Imaginary wars and battles -- Drama
Science fiction films
Fiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Physical Description 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD, region 1, NTSC; full screen format; Dolby digital 2.0 surround in English, Dolby digital mono. in English or French
Language In English or dubbed French, with optional English subtitles
Closed-captioned
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/Participant Commentary by Sir Cedric Hardwicke
Credits Director of photography, George Barnes ; edited by Everett Douglas ; music score by Leith Stevens
Note 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 Robinson & Barry; optional audio commentary by Dante and film historians Bob Burns & 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)
MPAA rating: G
Summary A Martian spacecraft lands near the small southern California city of Linda Rosa. Disaster ensues
Awards Oscar Winner, Best Special Effects, 1953
Alternate Author Lyndon, Barré, 1896-1972
Haskin, Byron, 1899-1984
Barry, Gene
Robinson, Ann, 1935-
Tremayne, Les
Hardwicke, Cedric, 1893-1964
Burns, Bob, 1935-
Warren, Bill, 1943-
Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946. War of the worlds
Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)

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