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The War of the Worlds (1953)

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Starring (View all)
Gene Barry Gene Barry
Dr. Clayton Forrester
Ann Robinson Ann Robinson
Sylvia Van Buren
Les Tremayne Les Tremayne
Maj. Gen. Mann
Robert Cornthwaite Robert Cornthwaite
Dr. Pryor
Sandro Giglio Sandro Giglio
Dr. Bilderbeck
Lewis Martin Lewis Martin
Pastor Dr. Matthew Collins
Houseley Stevenson Jr. Houseley Stevenson Jr.
Gen. Mann's Aide
Paul Frees Paul Frees
Second Radio Reporter / Opening Announcer


Written by
H.G. Wells H.G. Wells
(novel)


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Groundbreaking for the era, but noticeably dated

2 years, 3 months ago at Jun 20 16:37
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The first cinematic adaptation of H.G. Wells' renowned 1898 novel of the same name, The War of the Worlds endures as one of the most defining science-fiction films of the 1950s. Following in the shadow of The Day the Earth Stood Still and When Worlds Collide, but appearing before the likes of Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind in 1977, this ambitious 1953 production uses the premise ... read more

Monsters Mash #20 Alien Invader War of the Worlds

9 years, 12 months ago at Oct 2 2:15
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Now here we are with our 20th Monster reviews The War of the Worlds from H.G. Wells to Orson Welles to George Pal to Steven Spielberg, the book was written in 1898, it showed how alien spaceship from attack earth it was terrifying concept and the idea of giant extra-terrestrials marching around in giant war machine was an awesome idea where did you think the Imperial AT-AT walkers from Star Wars c... read more
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Description: Martian invade Earth in this 1953 adaptation of H.G. Wells' chilling novel. H. G. Wells' sci-fi classic about the invasion of Planet Earth by aggressive creatures from Mars. Arriving in green-glowing spaceships shaped like metallic ... Full Descriptionstingrays, the Martians blast their atomizing death beams through most of the major cities in the world. What can save the Earth? The answer is simpler than mankind might ever have guessed. H.G. Wells' 1901 novel of the invasion of the Earth by Martians is brought to the screen with dazzling special effects. Academy Award Nominations: 3, including Best Sound Recordin ... (more)
Release date: 26 August 1953
UPC: 097360530377
Tags: Sci-fi (17), Aliens (9), Horror (7), 1950s (7), 1953 (7), War (6), Invasion (6), Alien Invasion (6), Drama (5), Action (5), Thriller (4), Science Fiction (4), Alien (4), Based On Novel (4), Jeep (3), Twist In The End (3), H.G. Wells (3), Space (2), Usa (2)
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" Date: 5/2/2021 Viewed: Blu-ray Re-Watch Note: I recently bought the Criterion Blu-ray of War of the Worlds and I'm curious if the movie still holds up or not. The original War of the Worlds still holds up pretty well in my opinion. It may not be the best adaption of the book, but I still consider it to be a good movie in my opinion. The special effects are amazing with fantastic miniatures that still look awesome. I love how cool the spaceships for the Martians look because they are unique l"


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Groundbreaking for the era, but noticeably dated

“The first cinematic adaptation of H.G. Wells' renowned 1898 novel of the same name, The War of the Worlds endures as one of the most defining science-fiction films of the 1950s. Following in the shadow of The Day the Earth Stood Still and When Worlds Collide, but appearing before the likes of Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind in 1977, this ambitious 1953 production uses the premise of an alien attack to play on the Cold War-era paranoia about foreign invasion. There is no denying the historical or cultural significance of this original The War of the Worlds, with its groundbreaking special effects and a daring story about malevolent invaders which scared the living daylights out of audiences back in 1953. However, there is not much in the way of humanity or substance to this” read more

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