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Battle of the Worlds
Battle of the Worlds
Actors: Maya Brent, Billy Carter, Carol Denell, Jacqueline Derval, Giuliano Gemma
Director: Anthony M. Dawson
Genres: Indie & Art House, Science Fiction & Fantasy
UR     2005     1hr 23min

A stray planet on a collision course with Earth instead takes orbit around our blue marble. An offbeat scientist Professor Benson (Claud Rains) works around the clock with his team to try to save the earth. After careful...  more »


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Actors: Maya Brent, Billy Carter, Carol Denell, Jacqueline Derval, Giuliano Gemma
Director: Anthony M. Dawson
Genres: Indie & Art House, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Classics
Studio: Cheezy Flicks Ent
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/25/2005
Original Release Date: 01/01/1961
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1961
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 23min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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I love this movie
Greg Horn | waterford, wisconsin USA | 07/08/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Ok, it's a cheap B flick, and I've yet to find a really good copy of this movie, but I still love it. The movie simply works. The odd, erie music, the cardboard acting, the budget effects, all get pulled together in a fine Friday night sci fi space movie thanks to a great performance put in by Claude Rains. He really makes the movie, his acting simply transforms a typical 2 start budget sci fi into a 4 star gem. A must see for classic sci fi fans!"
Brainman | mARS | 09/12/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

From the beginning of the film, you know you are in store for what must be the most scratched film of all time - more than a car crash.
And half the time it's like a 3D film without the red side, without glasses - with green halos on the right of everything.
Sometimes there are more scratches than a cat's owner - vertical and otherwise and, yes they're green, instead of white.
Here's a clue: Near the end, I didn't know that was rain I was seeing until after a while. Yes, Claude Rains was in it.

The colour is always off, half the time like sepia tone, which is ironic because plants can't be green. It's not easy not being green. So, it truly looks like the first film ever made. This is confirmed by the special effects. No they were ok, but I found it really hard to watch the movie, although there weren't always more scratches than the stars in outer space.

I won't review the movie, because - I couldn't see the movie. No, one knows to always expect the expected.
But Claude Rains supreme, putting down all scientists but himself. There is actually 2 or 3 bits of unexpected humour. The true highlight is the spacey music, which isn't green.
If they opened up his chest they would find a formula where
bernie | Arlington, Texas | 01/06/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"A professor (Claude Rains), "the Old Man" needs no new fangled instrumentality to tell him what he can figure out by calculus. Yes a mysterious planet (planet means wanderer) from another galaxy is on a collision course with earth. However the math does not add up when the planet instead of just missing earth takes up orbit. What can this mean? The professor says we must destroy it immediately.

If the sci-fi thriller part is not enough we have budding love stories to boot.

If the love angle is not enough we have a poor little doggy looking up to see if his master will return.

Standard space movie with good guys (us) vs. bad guys (them) and they have a secret that only those that are not tone def can fathom.

They Came From Beyond Space"
W Miller | Somewhere!! | 05/08/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I NEED SAY NO MORE THAN MY TITLE. THE 2 STARS THAT I HAVE GIVEN THE FILM IS FOR THE PERFORMANCE GIVEN BY ACTOR, CLAUDE RAINS. HE WORKED WITH WHAT FEW THINGS HE HAD. The only reason rains was in the film, was to get a free holiday to Italy. I would not recommend this film, but if you are a Rains fanatic, then I would not recommend this distributor, except for maybe the Rains film The Evil Mind ("The Clairvoyant") (1935)."