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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
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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