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  • Published: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, c2002.
  • Year Published: 2002
  • Description: 1 videodisc (double-sided) (ca. 92 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD
  • Rated: Not Rated

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  • 024543050056


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The day the earth stood still 1951

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Call number: DVD Science-Fiction Day

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Videodisc release of the 1951 motion picture.

Based on the story "Farewell to the master" by Harry Bates.

Bonus features (not rated or closed captioned): Audio commentary by Robert Wise and Nicolas Meyer ; 70-minute "Making the Earth stand still" documentary ; Movietone newsreel (1951) ; restoration comparison ; 5 still galleries ; shooting script ; theatrical trailer.

Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe, Billy Gray, Frances Bavier, Lock Martin.

"A spaceship lands in Washington, D.C., capturing the attention of the world. But the alien emissary (Michael Rennie) it brings refuses to reveal his mission to any single government, leaving the military, the politicians, and millions of ordinary people to wait in fear. Soon their distrust turns to calls for violence. But one young woman and her son (Patricia Neal, Billy Gray) befriend him ... and soon realize that they may be all that stands between the human race and total destruction"--Container.

DVD, THX ; Full screen.

Contents: Farewell to the master.

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classic sci-fi film

Great Intro to Sci-fi!

This film was groundbreaking when it came out in the 1950s. There was nothing else like it and it sparked interest in space travel and in science fiction. It's low tech, but high in message. Great film and must not to be confused with the one that came out later.


This was one of the great movies of its time. Its about an alien that comes to earth to warn of nuclear destruction.

Major Suckfest

More like the day my brain stood still uggg

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