Forbidden Planet - 50th Anniversary 2 Disc Special Edition DVD £4.18 + Free Delivery @ Amazon
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Forbidden Planet - 50th Anniversary 2 Disc Special Edition DVD £4.18 + Free Delivery @ Amazon

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Found 18th Nov 2009Made hot 18th Nov 2009
Ahead of its time in many, many ways, Forbidden Planet has been cemented in its role as a science fiction classic over the past few decades, to the point where its 50th birthday is being marked with this special DVD release.

Whats more, the iconic film has never looked better. The print of Forbidden Planet has been buffed up to a terrific standard, and while its a clich?o report that its never looked better, we challenge anyone to disagree.

The film too is just as compelling. Set in the 23rd century, on a far and distant star Professor Morbius, his daughter and Robby the Robot are seemingly alone, until a space craft from Earth arrives. This sets events in motion that bring a real human core to a genre where such a factor, right to this day, is often lacking.

But its not just that which makes Forbidden Planet continually worthy of attention. The special effects, for instance, are astounding given the era in which the film was made, while the ideas and ambition that underpin the production are equally of merit. At heart, though, it was and is an utterly compelling movie, which has had a long and profound influence on the genre as a whole.

This 50th anniversary edition also comes armed with extra features, notably several documentaries. But after all these years, its still the film thats the star, and you simply wouldnt wager against it enduring for another 50 years after this


Special Features

* Deleted Scenes and Lost Footage.
* Feature Film: The Invisible Boy.
* 'Robot Client' Episode from The Thin Man TV Series.
* 'Watch The Skies! Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us' documentary.
* 'Amazing! Exploring the Far Reaches of Forbidden Planet' documentary.
* 'Robby the Robot: Engineering a Sci-Fi Icon' documentary.
* Excerpts from The MGM Parade TV Series.
* Science-Fiction Movie Trailer Gallery.

11 Comments

Classic, I paid £15:99 and its worth every penny

The ID monster lit up by the laser fence and guns was a life changing experience as young lad.
Fair blew my mind.

Classic movie, great price. Thanks Andy - much appreciated!
+ Heat and Rep

Danger Will Shakespeare! they are stealing your script.
Great film and musical.

One of my favourite films! Heat!

Great film and a great price.

Threlly;6934056

The ID monster lit up by the laser fence and guns was a life changing … The ID monster lit up by the laser fence and guns was a life changing experience as young lad.Fair blew my mind.



Yup, same here.

The restoration work they did on this DVD is amazing, excellent sound & picture quality!

Danger Will Shakespeare! they are stealing your script.


That made me laugh. Sad isn't it?
Ordered a copy

Yeah, it looks less dated than sci fi films that were made twenty years ago and I've recently found the soundtrack on Spotify which was also years ahead of it's time!

Sweet. Just ordered one. I remember selling my copy of this last year for £40, when they became pretty rare. Although there's a good chance the BD will be released next year I certainly don't mind getting the DVD at this price.
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