The War of the Worlds
Paramount Pictures (1953)
Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller
In Collection
Seen ItNo
IMDB   7.1
85 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   G (General Audience)
Gene Barry Dr. Clayton Forrester
Ann Robinson Sylvia Van Buren
Les Tremayne Maj. Gen. Mann
Robert Cornthwaite Dr. Pryor
Sandro Giglio Dr. Bilderbeck
Lewis Martin Pastor Dr. Matthew Collins
Houseley Stevenson Jr. Gen. Mann's aide
Paul Frees Second Radio Reporter/Opening Announcer
William Phipps Wash Perry
Vernon Rich Col. Ralph Heffner
Henry Brandon Cop at Crash Site
Jack Kruschen Salvatore
Cedric Hardwicke Commentary
Byron Haskin
Producer George Pal
Frank Freeman Jr.
Writer H.G. Wells
Barré Lyndon
Cinematography Georges Barnes
Musician Leith Stephens

H.G. Well's classic novel is brought to life is this tale of alien invasion. The resisdents of a small town are excited when a flaming meteor lands in the hills. Thier joy is tempered some what when they discover it has passengers who are not very friendly. The movie itself is understood better when you consider it was made at the height of the Cold War - just replace Martian with Russian.
Edition Details
Edition Special Collector's Edition
Distributor Paramount Pictures
Release Date 11/1/2005
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Subtitles English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

H.G. Wells: The Father Of Science Fiction The Mercury Theatre on the Air presents The War Of The Worlds Radio Broadcast