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War Of The Worlds (Special Edition) (Two Discs) (UK)

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Certificate: 12
Running Time: 112 mins
Retail Price: £24.99
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Stephen Spielberg`s contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells`s seminal classic reveals the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it.

Special Features:
Revisiting The Invasion - Spielberg and Cruise recount their on-set experiences. The H.G. Wells Legacy. Steven Spielberg And The Original War of the Worlds - Gene Barry and Ann Robinson, the stars of the original 1953 film, share their experiences. Characters: The Family Unit. Pre-Visualisation - Spielberg in pre-production. Production Diaries: East Coast. Production Diaries: West Coast. Designing The Enemy: Aliens and Tripods. Scoring War of the Worlds. We Are Not Alone. Photo Gallery.

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
DTS 5.1 English

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Directed By:
Steven Spielberg

Tim Robbins
Miranda Otto
Justin Chatwin
Dakota Fanning
Tom Cruise

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8 / 10
This latest version of the famous story sure takes advantage of today`s technology.
The well known story stays intact despite Cruise`s performance, which is adequate, at best.
The video transfer is very good. There are no compression signs to be seen and the CG animation is awesome.
The DD 5.1 and DTS soundtracks are both excellent. The surrounds are constantly used and provide a very rich sound envelope.
The menus are nicely animated with sound.
My rental version of the movie contained no extras, but the regular 2-disc set does.
Bottom line - a modern adaptation of a scary sci-fi story, which looks and sounds excellent. Enjoy!
posted by Zvi Josef on 21/11/2006 16:15