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The War of the Worlds (1953)

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Byron Haskin

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About the Movie

H.G. Wells' chilling novel of a Martian invasion of Earth becomes even more frightening in this 1952 film adaptation that's widely regarded as one of the greatest sci-fi movies of all time. An Oscar. winner for Best Special Effects, The War of the Worlds delivers eye-popping thrills, laser-hot action and unrelenting, edge-of-your-seat suspense. No one who has seen the film's depiction of the swan-shaped Martian machines-ticking and hissing menacingly as they cut their path of destruction-will ever forget their ominous impact!

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Go Martians

This original version is still more superior in more then one way then the new version,so do your self a favour and watch it you might be surprised.


It should have got the oscar for best sound recording (it was nominated for it). Yes, i know the special effects are nothing compared to today, but it's a great, fun film to watch, and i realy enjoy watching it. And the suond effects of the heat-ray are yet to be matched by any movie i've ever seen...... :D


A great book to movie adaptation. It does miss out on certain things that are not in the book, but what conversion doesn't? It is a lot closer to the original story compared to the newer one.

The music in this movie is fantastic! Definitely not one to be missed.

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