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The Day The Earth Stood Still (2 Disc Cinema Reserve Special Edition) [DVD] [1951] £5.35 (With Discount Code) + Free Delivery @ Borders
The Day The Earth Stood Still (2 Disc Cinema Reserve Special Edition) [DVD] [1951] £5.35 (With Discount Code) + Free Delivery @ Borders

The Day The Earth Stood Still (2 Disc Cinema Reserve Special Edition) [DVD] [1951] £5.35 (With Discount Code) + Free Delivery @ Borders

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A hallmark of the science fiction genre as well as a wry commentary on the political climate of the 1950s, The Day the Earth Stood Still is a sci-fi movie less concerned with special effects than with a social parable. A spacecraft lands in Washington, D.C., carrying a humanoid messenger from another world (Michael Rennie) imparting a warning to the people of Earth to cease their violent behavior. But panic ensues as the messenger lands and is shot by a nervous soldier. His large robot companion destroys the Capitol as the messenger escapes the confines of the hospital. He moves in with a family as a boarder and blends into society to observe the full range of the human experience. Director Robert Wise (West Side Story) not only provides one of the most recognisable icons of the science fiction world in his depiction of the massive robot loyal to his master, but he avoids the obvious camp elements of the story to create a quiet and observant story highlighting both the good and the bad in human nature.

DVD Description
Special features:

A warning and an ultimatum
Making the earth stand still - 80 minute featurette
Restoration comparison
Movietone news of the premiere and events of 1951
Audio commentary by Robert Wise and Nicholas Meyer
Original theatrical trailer
Still galleries

10 Comments

:thumbsup: Great film

garbage456;4886748

thank god this isnt the tom cruise remake



Err...Dont you mean Keanu Reeves.:whistling:

Broxy;4887174

Err...Dont you mean Keanu Reeves.:whistling:



lol....!

Great Sci-Fi pic

Did you know that Michael Rennie was born in Bradford and died in Leeds

Fascinating Audio commentary on this DVD - how it was made - great for any student of cinema

I think most people will be sceptical about getting a discount from Borders after their last voucher. It might show a discount when you order but then you'll get charged full price!

fishfinger;4887150

Great film



Agreed. Definitely better than the remake! :-D

Great science fiction film

Frazzled;4887879

I think most people will be sceptical about getting a discount from … I think most people will be sceptical about getting a discount from Borders after their last voucher. It might show a discount when you order but then you'll get charged full price!



What's that all about then ?

garbage456;4886748

thank god this isnt the tom cruise remake



That was the not-particularly-good War of the Worlds remake Anyhow, hot price..

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martins_uk;4895012

That was the not-particularly-good War of the Worlds remake



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