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Forbidden Planet (Widescreen/Full Screen)


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  • Actors: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens, Jack Kelly
  • Directors: Fred M. Wilcox
  • Writers: Allen Adler, Cyril Hume, Irving Block, William Shakespeare
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English, French
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: G
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • Release Date: April 18 2000
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004RF9B
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #32,392 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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Special Features

Deleted Scenes and Lost FootageTwo Follow-Up Vehicles Starring Robby the Robot:1958 MGM Feature Film The Invisible Boy and The Thin Man TV Series Episode "Robot Client" TCM Original Documentary Watch the Skies! Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us Two Featurettes: Amazing! Exploring the Far Reaches of Forbidden Planet and Robby the Robot: Engineering a Sci-Fi Icon Excerpts from The MGM Parade TV Series Theatrical Trailers of Forbidden Planet and The Invisible Boy

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Kaczmarek on July 4 2004
Format: DVD
Like all good film science fiction, "Forbidden Planet" keeps its concepts simple but their ramifications grand, which is just one of the reasons it is a timeless classic. Made at a time when sci-fi was the junk that kept restless kids in theater seats on Saturday afternoons, this ambitious take on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" nonetheless also aims for adults that grew up on the pulp fiction of the 1920s and 30s. (Its delightful production design is a seamless mix of colors, forms, and shapes familiar from those imaginative magazine covers.) The premise is Star Trek a decade before Star Trek, as a military cruiser commanded by the hard-nosed but humane J.J. Adams (Leslie Nielsen doing an effective melodramatic turn) visits a world populated by a secretive scholar (a wonderful Walter Pidgeon), his curious daughter (a sometimes grating Ann Francis), their robot butler (the epitome of mechanical men) and a mostly unseen terror (illustrated by topnotch Disney animators). Beyond great special effects and an innovative musical score, the film also engages a firm--if now familiar--science fiction plot, unlike so many of the noisy and expensive but ultimately overwrought and empty-headed sci-fi movies of today.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Captain Canada on Jan. 5 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This is an absolutely brilliant cult classic movie featuring a very young Leslie Nielsen. It is light-years ahead of its time, well made, highly watchable and definitely one for any sci-fi buff's movie collection.

Now, sure, these days we have CGI and all that good bananas, so you have to remember that this was made nearly sixty years ago and, yes, it looks like it. But considering the technical limitations that they had to struggle with, it's a bloody masterpiece! Seriously, I can't believe they were doing effects work like it then and clearly these pioneering boys blazed the trail for Jurassic Park's digital dinos, Gollum, Avatar and so on that we enjoy today.

Story-wise, it's a kinda riff on Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' and Walter Pidgeon turns in a very solid performance as the main antagonist (even if subconsciously) notwithstanding the fact that the script—and his character in particular—seems to spend the time over-explaining stuff. But it's nonetheless highly watchable and an enjoyable ride.

I should point out that Forbidden Planet is not a restored version like the *superb* recent Jaws or slightly less jaw-dropping Lawrence of Arabia, but the image quality on Blu-Ray is very good nonetheless and the colors are pleasingly vibrant. Also, the disc contains a bunch of special features including deleted and lost footage, documentary material and a couple of additional Robby The Robot flicks, bringing good value to the package.

If you love movies, sci-fi, filmaking or man-in-suit robots, this movie is a must have. Highly recommended, add to cart. :-)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hitchclarke on Feb. 9 2011
Format: Blu-ray
A great gem of 1950's Sci-Fi. But let's not generalize. What you'll get is a great movie all around. Truly ahead of its time, you can see its influence on future films and TV, most notably "Star Trek". When compared to the 'giant monster/bug/reptile/anything features that passed themselves off as science fiction, you can't help but marvel at a studio backing, what is in some ways, a sci-fi version of Shakespeare's "The Tempest". Featuring an intelligent script that never insults the audience, memorable characters and great special effects, I can't recommend this film enough.

The film looks great on Blu-Ray, some great bonus features include an (all too short IMO) "Making Of" doc that contains interviews with an almost-complete cast, the designers of "Robby the Robot", and the musicians behind the unique score. Also included are some deleted scenes and rare lost footage, incredible for a 54 year-old film! There is a Turner Classic documentary of 50's Sci-Fi featuring directors Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ridley Scott and James Cameron. Fun stuff.

The only drawback is no commentary track. What a shame. With the cast assembled for the documentary, why no commentary ? Sad, with the passing of Leslie Nielsen and Anne Francis that this will not be possible in the future.

Otherwise, a must-own.
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planet altair 4 en 2257.le vaisseau spatial béllérophon et son équipage ne répondent plus.pour leur porter secours,une mission emmenée par le commandant adams est lancée:le vaisseauc57d décolle à son tour pour la mystérieuse planet.accueillis à leur arrivée par robby un robot à la pointe de la technologie, ils découvrent le docteur morbius et sa fille,seuls survivants du bellérophon.les révélations de ces derniers sont stupéfiantes:les krells, des etres dotés d'une intelligence exceptionnelle...qui jadis peuplaient cette planet
on mystérieusement disparus,laissant derriéreux un étrange vertige capable de fournir une quantité d'énergie impressionnante..cette étrange force qui élimina un à un les membres de l'équipage serait-elle à l'origine de la disparition des krells?
un fim defred mcléod vilcox.un film sortie au usa en 1956 en cinémascope EN COULEURE .des effets spéciaux super des couleurs flamboyantes,avec Walter pidgeon ,anne francis,leslie nielsen.

qui jadis peuplaient cette planéte,ont mysterieusement disparus, laissant derriere eux un étrange vertige capable de fournir une quantité d'energie impressionnante
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