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The War of the Worlds

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  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • H.G. Wells' 1901 novel of the invasion of the Earth by Martians is brought to the screen with dazzling special effects.

    Academy Awards Best Special Effects 1953 George Pal Producer/Director/Effects

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  • Credits
    Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Jack Kruschen, Houseley Stevenson, Paul Frees, Henry Brandon, Pierre Cressoy
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Dynamic fantasy holocaust, the INDEPENDENCE DAY of its day." -- Rating: A-
    Entertainment Weekly

    "Paramount's Technicolor was the era's most vibrant, and Gordon Jennings' now-primitive Oscar-winning effects still look cool in this George Pal production."
    USA Today

    "...George Pal's primitive but Oscar winning special effects still look 'cool' in THE WAR OF THE WORLDS..."
    USA Today

    "Watching the march of the Martian machines across our country, you're taken in not by the dazzling reality of the visual tricks but by their resourcefulness and charming artificiality."
    Wall Street Journal

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