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The War of the Worlds (1953) SCE (R2) in November

Paramount Home Entertainment

have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of The War of the Worlds (1953) Special Collector’s Edition for 14th November 2005 priced at £12.99. Released on DVD to coincide with the blockbusting Steven Spielberg remake, War of the Worlds fans will delight in this new Special Collector’s Edition of the original classic, packed with previously unseen footage. The new DVD release includes an excerpt of the original War of the Worlds radio play broadcast on Halloween 1938, a fascinating insight into the work of H G Wells and the lasting impact he’s had on literature and film, as well as cast and crew commentaries, a 30 minute making of featurette and a 10 page collector’s booklet.

Those features in full:

  • This Is Only A Story (audio feature) - H G Wells’ infamous opening line that began the ‘War of the Worlds’ radio play, originally broadcast by WABC & CBS on Halloween night 1938
  • H G Wells: The Father of Science Fiction: Examines his life works and lasting impact on literature and film
  • The Sky is Falling: The Making of…
  • Commentary be Ann Robinson and Gene Barry
  • Commentary by Joe Dante, Bob Burns and Bill Warren
  • Original Trailer
  • Trailer for new War of the Worlds

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