Forbidden Planet details
|Formats:||PG DVD, 15 Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Warren Stevens, Leslie Nielsen, Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis|
|Director:||Fred McLeod Wilcox|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|Run time:||1 hour 34 minutes|
|Rental release:||18 Jun 2007|
|Subtitles:||English, Dutch, German, Polish, Spanish, Turkish, Portuguese|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English, German|
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The Benchmark...By David Wilkinson from Durham, England , 11 Aug 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]...against which all other 50's sci-fi films are gauged. Based loosely on Shakespeare's Tempest it was by far the most sophisticated up to that point and the special effects, though dated today, were cutting edge. It is a serious and imaginative story given extra sparkle by gloriously over the top acting.
A lot of future science fiction films would plunder it's plot and characters for inspiration. And not forgeting Robbie. Probably one of the most recognisable and famous robots in film history.
I don't like using the term 'must see', but your life may have just a little more grey than it needs if you don't get to see this.
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I managed not to laughBy chrismc2 (21 reviews) from York , 25 Dec 2009... at Leslie Nielsen. I can't watch him without thinking of Drebbin and continually expecting him to do something silly.
That apart, this really is an excellent film for it's age. It's special effects can't match today's technology but that's part of its charm. Despite its age the quality of the recording is very good.
The story itself is quite powerful and the extras on the DVD are interesting (deleted scenes etc).
forbidden planetBy meinkampf (14 reviews) from Birmingham , 13 Nov 2009Still a good film despite its date of 1956,but exciting enough to be kept in any ones library.
A sci fi film that is different although the technical jargon is very dated but what do you expect.
MONSTERS FROM THE IDBy candid (223 reviews) from TUNBRIDGE WELLS, ENGLAND , 08 Sep 2009A visually-impressive old-time sci-fi movie hampered by leaden direction and somewhat banal acting. The only exception here is Anne Francis who really enjoys her role of both ingénue and virginal intriguer.
The story is an old one of the alleged subconscious having an effect in the actual world as an old man's daughter discovers her sexuality upon meeting fit young men from the space corps. His id wants to destroy them and prevent them from taking his daughter away as his conscious mind still loves her. This leads to an explosive climax that cannot be beaten.
sci-fi that just doesn't get any betterBy a customer from Redditch, England , 03 Sep 2009Fan-tas-tic. Robbie the Robot, monters from the id, leslie neilson in a serious role. It has never got any better than this.
Planet solventBy BarryNormski (44 reviews) from Derby , 29 Jul 2009This is nothing like the comic store but a sweet movie nonetheless. It has metal mickey playing his first roll as bob the robot and is clear to see he was destined for bing tings, should of got best supporting oscar. My only gripe with the film is that it is not suitable for young children. I found Anne Francis costume were a bit too revealing and some of the scenes rather risqué.