Rent The War of the Worlds (1953)

3.7 of 5 from 95 ratings
1h 22min
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Synopsis:
An Oscar winner for Best Special Effects, 'The War of the Worlds' delivers eye-popping thrills, laser-hot action and unrelenting, edge-of-your-seat suspense. No one who has seen the film's depiction of the swan-shaped Martian machines - ticking and hissing menacingly as they cut their path of destruction - will ever forget their ominous impact!
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
George Pal
Voiced By:
Cedric Hardwicke
Writers:
H.G. Wells, Barré Lyndon
Others:
Loren L. Ryder, Paramount Studio, Everett Douglas
Studio:
Paramount
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Classics, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Thrillers
Awards:

1954 Oscar Best Special Effects

BBFC:
Release Date:
04/09/2000
Run Time:
82 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
85 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 2.0, English DTS 5.1
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Commentary
  • Documentary
  • Featurette
  • Photo Gallery

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Reviews (2) of The War of the Worlds

wow, they sure don't make them like they used to! - The War of the Worlds review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
11/01/2006

I can remember seeing this film for the 1st time when i was only 6, and it scared the hell out of me! I remember peeping behing the sofa, and wondering if this could really happen, and thinking "why have those spaceships got lamp posts on top??" But to watch this film, was a treat, and you can see quite clearly, where SS ripped this film off. But this is the ORIGINAL - no mistake about this one. My score 8 - 10!

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

It may unsettle adults too! - The War of the Worlds review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
17/06/2008

When I was a kid I used to love this film, partially because I was probably too young to watch it, and partly because it scared me so much.

Now, twenty or so years later I saw it again, and it shocked me. So many films today rely on CGI to prop up an otherwise mediocre production, this suffered none of that.

It's a well composed piece, each individual section hits the right notes, and the sum is remarkably sinister and powerful. It sums up the spirit of the original novel in ways that seem lost on todays film makers.

In summary this film is one of the best Sci-Fi films ever and should justly stand ashamed of it's modern peers.

"Parental Guidance - general viewing but some scenes..." etc etc. Some children will find it unsettling, but then again so will the adults.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.