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Forbidden Planet R2 SE in June

Warner Home Video have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Forbidden Planet (50th Anniversary Two-Disc Special Edition) for 18th June 2007. This legendary science-fiction classic set a new standard for the genre when it was released in 1956 and its pioneering use of special effects influenced many cinematic space voyages that followed including George Lucas' Star Wars and TV series Star Trek. Loosely based on Shakespeare's The Tempest, Forbidden Planet features film sets of extraordinary scale and the first all-electronic musical soundscape in film history. This two disc special edition boasts a new digital transfer from restored picture elements, a re-mastered Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack, deleted scenes, a spin-off movie, three documentaries and more, so that audiences can experience this masterpiece as never before.

Features include:

  • Deleted Scenes (13 mins)
  • Lost Footage (10 mins)
  • Two follow-up vehicles starring Robby the Robot:
    • Feature Film The Invisible Boy (85 mins)
    • The Thin Man TV Series Episode Robot Client (25 mins)
  • Three Documentaries:
    • TCM Original Watch The Skies! Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us (55 mins)
    • New Documentary Amazing! Exploring the Far Reaches of Forbidden Planet (26 mins)
    • Robby The Robot: Engineering a Sci Fi Icon (14 mins)
  • Excerpts 27 and 28 from the MGM Parade TV Series (6 mins)
  • Science Fiction Movie Trailer Gallery featuring The Time Machine, The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, Them!, The invisible Boy and Forbidden Planet.
  • New Digital Transfer from Restored Picture Elements
  • Soundtrack Remastered to Dolby 5.1

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