The War Of The Worlds: Collector's Edition DVD

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H.G. Wells' chilling novel of a Martian invasion of Earth becomes even more frightening in this 1952 film adaptation that's widely regarded as one of the greatest sci-fi movies of all time. An Oscar. winner for Best Special Effects. Also available is the first season of the TV series: The attempted Martian invasion of the Earth in the 1950s was thwarted when the aliens fell foul of the common cold virus. But rather than die the invaders went into hibernation and 30 years later they are revived and a second invasion attempt begins. The Martians can now possess human bodies and are opposed by a small band of resistance fighters.
Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 85 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Studio: Paramount Catalog
  • DVD Release Date: January 1, 2013
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Dolby Digital Mono
Reviews
21 Reviews
4.8

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NoneThe War Of The Worlds: Collector's Edition DVD
 
4.8

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Pros

  • Engaging characters (16)
  • Entertaining (16)
  • Original (14)
  • Great cinematography (11)
  • High production value (8)

Cons

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  • Travel (6)
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5.0

Iwould buy it again if I need to

By David

from San Jose, Ca

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Pros

  • Great Cinematography

Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about this product:

    I see this at home

     
    5.0

    Could wtach over and over

    By Grammee

    from Sacramento CA

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        • Adult Viewers
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        Comments about this product:

        This is the best version of War of the Worlds.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        The War of The Worlds

        By Mona

        from St. Could, MN

        About Me Movie Buff

        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • Great Cinematography
        • Informative
        • Original

        Cons

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          Comments about this product:

          This is a 1952 Science-Fiction movie. It is H.G. Wells story come to the screen. Orson Wells 1930's Mercury Theater radio broadcast scared half the nation that did not tune in early enough to the announcement, this is a play! His had to apologize to his listeners later.

          The special effects was super amazing for the 1950's,
          (won 1953 Oscar). If any CGA nitwit tries to tell different, throw the boy into a well. It was very real to me. The rays and sound-effects was superb, (nominated for best editing and best sound recording). The fact it is in color, the studio spent unnecessary money. Remember folks, color was extremely expensive at that time.

          Plus, the acting by Gene Barry and Ann Robinson. One commentator said she reacted too much. I will bet that fellow will yell and if he encountered a real evil invaders into his hiding place. Pout? Silly, she is deathly afraid.

          It may since silly now, but back then we really believed that Mars had intelligent life. Actually, we wanted another planet in this solar system to have life, just not violent. Did you ever see the TV program, "My Favorite Martian"?

          I invite to watch this classic, it is entertaining and scary.

           
          5.0

          Classic !!

          By Bruno

          from Saint Louis

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          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining
          • Great Cinematography
          • High Production Value
          • Original

          Cons

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            • At Home

            Comments about this product:

            I have seen this movie many times on TCM. The color on this DVD really looks great. One of the sci fi movies of the Fifties.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Well earned Oscar.

            By Amateur Cosmologist

            from Toronto, ON

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            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining
            • Great Cinematography
            • High Production Value
            • Original

            Cons

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              Comments about this product:

              I loved the sound effects!

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great science fiction classic!

              By koalamom

              from Locust Valley, NY

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              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Great Cinematography
              • High Production Value
              • Original

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • At Home
                • Perfect Gift

                Comments about this product:

                I watch this DVD at home. It is such a classic science fiction movie with great actors, a great plot and a great ending. I could watch this movie every day of the week and not get tired of seeing it.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                One of my favorite movies

                By Tee the classic movie lover

                from Milwaukee WI

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                Pros

                • Entertaining
                • Great Storyline
                • High Production Value

                Cons

                • Suspenseful

                Best Uses

                • At Home
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                Comments about this product:

                I grew up watching this movie, a very good sci-fi movie. My parents talked about the first broadcasted announcement of the movie and how life like it was. It put everyone on the edge of their seat!

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

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                By jim

                from Schenectady,New York

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                Pros

                • Entertaining
                • Original

                Cons

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                  Comments about this product:

                  it's a great story.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  New is not always better

                  By Bunny Sruce

                  from Nazareth.pa 18064

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                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Entertaining
                  • Original

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                      Comments about this product:

                      I love this movie..Keep the remakes, they are so dull and overly violent that it become boring..Love the color and the simple and not so gory film.

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      First Class all the way

                      By Big John

                      from Indianpolis, IN

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                      Pros

                      • Engaging Characters
                      • Entertaining
                      • Original

                      Cons

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                        Comments about this product:

                        This is one of the finest Sci-Fi films produced. Characters are believeable. Imaginiative special effects from the elevation of the original story using entirely mechanical machines to futuristic machines employing electro motive forces to lift, move and shield; with a veriety of phaser and laser type weapons. The story is well scripted and creates a mood of urgency and fear

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        ALWAYS pleases me to watch this film!

                        By Moviemom

                        from Nottingham, MD

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                        Pros

                        • Engaging Characters
                        • Entertaining
                        • Great Cinematography
                        • High Production Value
                        • Original

                        Cons

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                          • Adult Viewers
                          • At Home
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                          Comments about this product:

                          I like the "science" behind it. It's not so far from the truth about microorganisms and the effects on "alien" species. The story never lost interest and kept things very life real about how people would react. The one and only thing about this movie that drove me crazy was the female lead either being pouty or screamy. It was just a tad over the top. I absolutely love this film.

                           
                          5.0

                          The Classic Version with Gene Barry

                          By Sam

                          from Indianapolis area

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                          Pros

                          • Engaging Characters
                          • Entertaining
                          • Great Cinematography
                          • High Production Value

                          Cons

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                            • Adult Viewers
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                            Comments about this product:

                            Great telling of the classic story (not as scary as the Mercury Theater radio broadcast, much better than the remake with Tom Cruise), despite some sterotypes with the workers, the reverend, etc.

                             
                            5.0

                            Classic Sci-Fi

                            By garbnzo2

                            from Santa Clara, Ca

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                            Pros

                            • Engaging Characters
                            • Entertaining
                            • Original

                            Cons

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                              • At Home

                              Comments about this product:

                              Truly classic Sci-Fi!

                               
                              5.0

                              Loved it

                              By Joni

                              from Charlotte, NC

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                              Pros

                              • Engaging Characters
                              • Entertaining
                              • Great Cinematography
                              • Original

                              Cons

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                                • At Home

                                Comments about this product:

                                One of my favorite movies and so much better in the DVD version. Appreciate the English subtitles.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great movie watched it many times!

                                By Beachcomber

                                from Seaside,Or

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                                Pros

                                • Engaging Characters
                                • Entertaining
                                • Original
                                • Wonderful Special Affects

                                Cons

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                                  • At Home
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                                  Comments about this product:

                                  Love the older sy fy movies

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  outstanding classic

                                  By Former theatre manager

                                  from Worcester MA

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                                  Pros

                                  • Engaging Characters
                                  • Entertaining

                                  Cons

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                                    Comments about this product:

                                    Fantastic special effects given the development of same in the 50's. Holds interest.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Fantastic Sci-fi Movie

                                    By Sci-fi fan

                                    from Liverpool, NY

                                    About Me Casual Viewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Engaging Characters
                                    • Great Cinematography

                                    Cons

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                                      • Adult Viewers
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                                      Comments about this product:

                                      One of the greatest if not the greatest Sci-fi movie of all time! The '52 version is FAR superior to any remakes out there. The only movie adaptation that does H.G.Wells novel justice!

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Needed to have this one.

                                      By Louie

                                      from S F, CA

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                                      Pros

                                      • THE Original

                                      Cons

                                      • none

                                      Best Uses

                                      • At Home

                                      Comments about this product:

                                      Needed this one for my collection. If it's available, TCM will have it. Thanks

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Great H.G. Well's Adaptation

                                      By OriginalTinkerBell

                                      from Nebraska

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                                      Pros

                                      • Engaging Characters
                                      • Great Cinematography
                                      • High Production Value
                                      • Original
                                      • Oscar Winner

                                      Cons

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                                        Comments about this product:

                                        This is Original Adaptation of a H.G. Well's Classic. The cast is superb, the cinematography is great.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Found it at last

                                        By Dude

                                        from Drexel Hill, PA

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                                        Pros

                                        • Engaging Characters
                                        • Entertaining
                                        • Great Cinematography
                                        • High Production Value
                                        • Original

                                        Cons

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                                          • At Home

                                          Comments about this product:

                                          Been looking for Sci-Fi movies from the 40's and 50' Etc... Best site to find what I've been looking for, along with the other type of movies that I have found hard to find.

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