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The Resource The war of the worlds, a Paramount picture ; screenplay by Barré Lyndon ; produced by George Pal ; directed by Byron Haskin, (videorecording)

The war of the worlds, a Paramount picture ; screenplay by Barré Lyndon ; produced by George Pal ; directed by Byron Haskin, (videorecording)

Label
The war of the worlds
Title
The war of the worlds
Statement of responsibility
a Paramount picture ; screenplay by Barré Lyndon ; produced by George Pal ; directed by Byron Haskin
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Commentator
Composer
Cinematographer
Director
Film editor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
A Martian spacecraft lands near the small southern California city of Linda Rosa. Disaster ensues
Member of
Awards note
Oscar Winner, Best Special Effects, 1953.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, George Barnes ; edited by Everett Douglas ; music score by Leith Stevens
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: G
Language note
  • In English or dubbed French, with optional English subtitles
  • Closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.W37 2005
PerformerNote
Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Bob Cornthwaite, Sandro Giglio, Lewis Martin, Housely Stevenson Jr., Paul Frees, Bill Phipps, Vernon Rich, Henry Brandon, Jack Kruschen
Runtime
85
Technique
live action
Label
The war of the worlds, a Paramount picture ; screenplay by Barré Lyndon ; produced by George Pal ; directed by Byron Haskin, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel: The war of the worlds / by H.G. Wells
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1953
  • Special features: optional audio commentary by actors Ann Robinson and Gene Barry; optional audio commentary by film director Joe Dante, film historian Bob Burns, and author (of "Keep watching the skies!") Bill Warren; "The sky is falling! : making 'The war of the worlds'" featurette; "H.G. Wells : the father of science fiction" featurette; original theatrical trailer; "The war of the worlds" episode of the radio program "Mercury Theatre on the air" (originally broadcast on Oct. 30, 1938)
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Control code
ocm61267478
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special collector's ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (85 min.)
Isbn
9781415711668
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 883929304585
  • 097360263947
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
02639
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)61267478
System details
DVD, region 1, NTSC; full screen format; Dolby digital 2.0 surround in English, Dolby digital mono. in English or French
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The war of the worlds, a Paramount picture ; screenplay by Barré Lyndon ; produced by George Pal ; directed by Byron Haskin, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel: The war of the worlds / by H.G. Wells
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1953
  • Special features: optional audio commentary by actors Ann Robinson and Gene Barry; optional audio commentary by film director Joe Dante, film historian Bob Burns, and author (of "Keep watching the skies!") Bill Warren; "The sky is falling! : making 'The war of the worlds'" featurette; "H.G. Wells : the father of science fiction" featurette; original theatrical trailer; "The war of the worlds" episode of the radio program "Mercury Theatre on the air" (originally broadcast on Oct. 30, 1938)
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Control code
ocm61267478
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special collector's ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (85 min.)
Isbn
9781415711668
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 883929304585
  • 097360263947
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
02639
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)61267478
System details
DVD, region 1, NTSC; full screen format; Dolby digital 2.0 surround in English, Dolby digital mono. in English or French
Video recording format
DVD

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