The Day The Earth Stood Still DVD £2.99 + Free Delivery @ HMV
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The Day The Earth Stood Still DVD £2.99 + Free Delivery @ HMV

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Found 8th Sep 2009Made hot 8th Sep 2009
Not the recent twaddle; this is the classic way superior original at a well nice price

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Beginning with a documentary style that immediately hooks the viewer, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, based on the Harry Bates short story FAREWELL TO THE MASTER, becomes as much a human interest story as it does a sci-fi B-movie classic. The film soberly depicts the arrival of an alien dignitary, Klaatu (Michael Rennie), who has come to earth with his deadly robot, Gort (Lock Martin), to deliver the message that earthlings must stop warring among themselves--or else. After being shot at by ignorant, panicky military guards, Klaatu is brought to a Washington, D.C., hospital, where he begs a sympathetic but frank Major White (Robert Osterloh) to gather all the world's leaders so he can tell them more specifically what he has come 250 million miles to warn them about. Losing patience, Klaatu slips into the human world, adapting a false identity and living at a boarding house where he meets a smart woman with a conscience, Helen Benson (Patricia Neal), and her inquisitive son, Bobby (Billy Gray). Both mother and son soon find themselves embroiled in the complex mystery of Klaatu, his message, and the government's witch hunt for the alien. Made during the cold war--when Americans were obsessed with the destructive capabilities of the atomic bomb--THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, thanks to its beautiful pacing, excellent dialogue, and haunting score by Bernard Herrmann, is still a treat for contemporary audiences.

11 Comments

cheap!

also agree with the twaddle remark..

I can't believe how dreadful the remake was - worst film of this year!

This is quite special though.

A masterpiece of SCI-FI, well worth adding to your collection.

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maybe i didnt say every last syllable..

Saw this for the first time a couple of months ago and it's still superb; a classic for many good reasons.

I was enthralled by this film as a child and having watched it recently still thoroughly enjoyed it.

I haven't seen the remake and from the comments here about how bad it is, I won't bother.

I did see the War of the Worlds remake with tom shortarse cruise and was amazed at how truly dreadful that remake was.

Oh, and here's a little freebie bonus--one of my favourite albums, mixed by Dj PAIN, entitled ]The Day the Earth Stood Still. Listen online or download and keep legitimately.

It's like a Breaks mix audio play of the film, and if you like Dj Shadow you'll love this.

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I was enthralled by this film as a child and having watched it recently … I was enthralled by this film as a child and having watched it recently still thoroughly enjoyed it.I haven't seen the remake and from the comments here about how bad it is, I won't bother.I did see the War of the Worlds remake with tom shortarse cruise and was amazed at how truly dreadful that remake was.



It is worse - difficult to picture but it is true!! :w00t:

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Oh, and here's a little freebie bonus--one of my favourite albums, mixed … Oh, and here's a little freebie bonus--one of my favourite albums, mixed by Dj PAIN, entitled ]The Day the Earth Stood Still. Listen online or download and keep legitimately.It's like a Breaks mix audio play of the film, and if you like Dj Shadow you'll love this.



Thanks for sharing

The remake was ok, seen worse suppose best bits were Jennifer Connelly

Good deal, thanks
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