The Day The Earth Stood Still details
|Formats:||U DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||L, Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe, Billy Gray, Frances Bavier, Lock Martin, Frank Conroy, Edith Evanson, Tyler McVey, Drew Pearson|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
The Day The Earth Stood Still
|Run time:||1 hour 28 minutes|
|Rental release:||27 Feb 2006|
|Dubbed:||German, French, Spanish, Italian|
|Subtitles:||Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English, German|
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Ahead of its timeBy Welshslider (34 reviews) from Cwmbran , 30 May 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]The Day the Earth Stood Still directed by Robert Wise of 'The Sound of Music' fame quite simply created a classic that is way ahead of its time. During a time when B-movies were all about aliens wanting to invade Earth and take our woman this film changes the genre and instead the alien quite simply is here to give us a warning. The suspense is always high and the acting is adequate and believable. For a film created in 1951 the special effects are still surprisingly good and the UFO landing in Washington is still impressive. Watch out for Gort the menacing robot that assists the alien (Klaatu). simple design and yet effective. The music also adds to the suspense and like the film it has become something of a cult hit. Defintely one to watch and enjoy.
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Gripping storylineBy a customer from Wallasey, England , 01 Jun 2010We saw this one years ago and decided to watch it again. The storyline is quite gripping for its time and holds your attention. Michael Rennie plays the alien Klaatu very well portraying him as a sympathetic being who really does care. (Even to the point of sending the heroine to intevene with Gort). Not too much violence in this film, unlike the re-make doesn't really seem to hold real agasint this early masterpiece. All in all, a good old-fashioned film. Worth watching.
the day the earth stood stillBy a customer from Newcastle upon Tyne , 01 May 2010nothing like the old black and white classsic films and micheal rennie played a good part as KLAATU this is the best one of the day the earth stood still the newer version with keano reeves isnt as good as the first one micheal rennie
the day the earth stood stillBy Douglas58 (11 reviews) from Ashford , 17 Jan 2010Good to see and old film special efects good fot
the year it was made worth watching if you not
The reason why classics cannot be betteredBy itstinks (703 reviews) from North of Reading , 24 Aug 2009Ok the special effects may seem laughable now but to the audience of the time they were as eye-opening as bullet time was to us. The story, direction and acting are so much better than the remake that one only hopes that inspired people to watch this as well. Iconic enough to provide inspiration in a whole host of areas including hilariously in Evil Dead 3 -Army of Darkness.
much better then the remakeBy a customer from Glasgow , 02 Aug 2009
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideAlthough this film was made in the 50's, its message is still relevant today and was way ahead of its time. It struck a chord due to the recent ending of WII and the start of the Cold War, with its message of working together and stopping further violence or facing the consequences.
To have the idea of the giant robot and the 'universe police' was, for its time, fairly gobsmacking.
It is far superior to the remake in terms of plot and characterisation - a much more satisfying film unless all you're looking for are special effects.