The war of the worlds

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Summary
Byron Haskin's genre-defining sci-fi classic, an Oscar-winning adaptation of the novel by H.G. Wells, is both an influential triumph of visual imagination and a still-disquieting document of the wonder and terror of the atomic age.
Additional Information
Series Criterion collection ; 1037.
Subjects Martian meteorites -- United States -- Drama.
Martians -- United States -- Drama.
Space vehicles -- Drama.
Scientists -- United States -- Drama.
Human-alien encounters -- Drama.
Science fiction films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Action and adventure films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher [New York, New York] :2020
Edition DVD special edition, Full screen.
Other Titles War of the worlds.
Contributors Pal, George, film producer.
Haskin, Byron, 1899-1984, film director.
Lyndon, BarreĢ, 1896-1972, screenwriter.
Barry, Gene, actor.
Robinson, Ann, 1929- actor.
Tremayne, Les, actor.
Stevens, Leith, 1909-1970, composer.
Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946. War of the worlds.
Paramount Pictures Corporation, presenter, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne.
Other Contributors Cinematograher, George Barnes ; editor, Everett Douglas ; costumes, Edith Head ; music score, Leith Stevens.
Language English
In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Notes Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1953.
Based on the novel by H.G. Wells.
Accompanying material may include folded insert featuring an essay by film critic J. Hoberman.
Special features: Audio commentary from 2005 featuring filmmaker Joe Dante, film historian Bob Burns, and author Bill Warren; Movie archeologists; From the archive; audio interview with George Pal from 1970; The sky is falling, a 2005 documentary; The Mercury Theatre on the air radio adaptation from 1938; radio program from 1940 featuring a discussion between H.G. Wells and Orson Welles; trailer.
System Details DVD; NTSC; region 1; full screen (1.37:1) presentation; Dolby audio monaural and 5.1 surround.
Description 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781681437392
1681437392
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