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The Day the Earth Stood Still


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  • Actors: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe, Billy Gray
  • Directors: Robert Wise
  • Writers: Edmund H. North, Harry Bates
  • Producers: Julian Blaustein
  • Format: Black & White, Closed-captioned, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: G
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: March 2 2004
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (233 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005JKFR
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,782 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)


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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By stryper TOP 500 REVIEWER on Dec 5 2008
Format: DVD
First and foremost, this is a review for the 1951, black and white, 1.33:1 aspect ratio, 2-disc, special edition DVD and NOT for the remake (Gort! Keanu barada nikto :)

Okay so here's the lowdown; as I now have both this new edition and the original single, flipper disc, version, and having watched all of the bonus features on the new 2-disc set, I can tell you this: keep the old disc!

Why, because the 73 plus minute, making of, on the original disc is gone, replaced with a new 23 minute fluff piece that only skims the surface of the story, of the making of this film.

Gone are the lengthy on camera interviews with the producer, director and female lead, replaced instead with film historian's inane babble, with the odd snippet of voice recordings of the director and producer, taken from the 73 plus minutes, making of, from the original disc (without the on camera picture).

Also gone, is the very interesting, "Collectors", segment, tacked onto the end of the original making of, which had several prominent collectors showing off such treasures as the original flying saucer model and Gort statue, used in the actual film, with anecdotes about the film, and where the props they now owned, had ended up after the filming.

As for the extra stuff added to the 2-disc set, nothing is worth the non-inclusion of the original making of from the first disc (most of the new stuff has nothing to do with the film, but instead conveys the political tensions of the world at that time, which, although slightly of interest, is not worth upgrading for).
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Robert Busko on July 19 2004
Format: DVD
Where does one begin with such a classic film. The Day the Earth Stood Still is the definition of classic. Above average for its genre, the movie still hold its own even today.
Robert Wise did a masterful job directing the picture. Given the fact that he was directing a new and somewhat unknown lead actor in Michael Rennie, Wise did a superb job. Could anyone else have played Clatu other than Rennie?
The premise of the story, a visitation from another planetary system to warn us off our reckless advancement into the nuclear age is very timely even in 2004. Clatu, the alien traveler, needs to discuss the ramifications of our behavior with every nation on Earth but learns that such a meeting is impossible given the petty international squabbling and mistrust of the day. Clatu escapes his captivity in the hospital and moves around disguised as a Maj. Carpenter. He meets Helen Benson (Patricia Neal) and her son Bobby (Bill Gray) and learns about many of our human foibles. Also involved is Hugh Marlow's character, Helen Bensons male companion. Sam Jaffe is wonderful as Prof. Barnhardt.
Eventually, Clatu is shot (a second time) and killed. Gort, the robot, with the intervention of Helen revives Clatu and in a final climatic scene Clatu delivers his message. This is a marvelous film even after 53 years.
The DVD is also well worth the small investment. I purchased my copy at a discount store for $5.50....I should be arrested. I agree with an earlier reviewer that the number of extras devoted to this old film is remarkable.
If you get the chance grab this DVD. Even after all these years the movie is fresh and certainly timely. Also, a final observation. Given the paranoia in most modern movies dealing with aliens, The Day the Earth Stood Still is another perspective on the topic of alien visitations. Its amazing how perverted the whole genre has become. This is certainly a reflection of society as a whole.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark Feuer on May 11 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Even after 60+ years I still love this film. Although Michael Rennie and Patricia Neal are no longer with us, the moral of the film is still quite valuable. We all have to be able to get along with each other on this planet Earth before we can start branching out into space to bring our cultures to the other worlds.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ray on Sept. 9 2005
Format: DVD
I just recently watched this terrific DVD at a friend's home.
It has been years since I have seen this movie classic and what a treat this viewing has been. I forgot what a great movie this was. I am definitely adding this DVD to my collection and I vote it the all time best SF movie
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Format: Blu-ray
The Day The Earth Stood Still [Blu-ray] [2008] THE ORIGINAL SCI-FI MASTERPIECE

A spaceship lands in Washington D.C., capturing the attention of the world. But the peaceful alien emissary [Michael Rennie] it fails to earn the public's trust. When a young woman and her son befriend him, they soon realise they may be all that stands between the human race and total destruction.

Cast: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe, Billy Gray, Frances Bavier and Lock Martin

Director: Robert Wise

Writers: Edmund H. North and Harry Bates

Producer: Julian Blaustein

Cinematography: Leo Tover

Art Direction: Addison Hehr and Lyle Wheeler

Film Editor: William Reynolds

Composer: Bernard Herrmann

Audio: English: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English: 1.0 Mono, Spanish: 5.1 Dolby Digital, French: 5.1 Dolby Digital

Subtitled: English, Spanish, Cantonese and Mandarin (Traditional)

Resolution: 1080p B/W

Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 [Full Frame]

Region: A/1

Running Time: 92 minutes

Studio: 20th Century Fox

Andrew's Blu-ray Review - On a bright Washington D.C. day, a flying saucer lands on the grassy fields of a baseball complex, and from the belly of the craft comes Klaatu [Michael Rennie], a humanoid alien adorned in a space suit. Surrounded by military personnel and hundreds of civilians, Klaatu is wounded in an accidental shooting by an overzealous soldier wielding a Colt .45. A second, larger, more menacing figure then emerges from the craft, a robot, with the ability to vaporize the soldier's weapons. Klaatu is able to miraculously recover from his wounds while in the care of human doctors.
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