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War of the Worlds (Documentary)
War of the Worlds
Genres: Documentary
NR     2005     2hr 14min

Two of Hollywood?s most bankable talents, Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise, team up in a remake of the classic "The War of the Worlds". This release is by far the most anticipated of the summer. Release Date: 6/29/2005 With...  more »

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Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Documentary
Studio: Goldhill Home Media
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 07/05/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 2hr 14min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

War of the Worlds - an historical retrospective
J. A. Dolan | The holy city of Brooklyn | 06/30/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Disc one is an historical retrospective. It's dull. Nothing in it that we didn't know already. Tape quality is very good. Archival footage they could have used they didn't. Not one science fiction writer interviewed. Clips from the 1938 broadcast wasn't used. Instead the narrator tells you about it. Too general."
Bore of the Worlds
L. Waid | Meadville, PA | 07/04/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This documentary is a total bore. There are no clips from the movies, no excerpts from the radio program, no interviews with anybody important and the interviews there are go on forever. You won't learn anything you don't already know about H. G. Wells or the "War of the Worlds". Very disappointed."
Fun Set, #2 Best
Gloria Lum | 12/13/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Got this despite a couple of so-so reviews... and was impressed with both disks. I am not a fanatic about The War of the Worlds, so maybe it's a bit different for me (if there are any errors in the historical piece, I didn't see them). Enjoyed the history of Wells. Lots of trivia, some more interesting that others but all worthwhile.

Disk 2, the science of Mars stuff ("100 Years of Exploration"), was really good. Best Mars doc I have seen anywhere- including some of the cable offerings. For my money, the inexpensive cost of the set is worth it for that disk alone.

Remember, YMMV.

Well Done!
Mr. Wells | CA | 08/10/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this just after I saw the Spielberg film. I must say that overall I liked the DVD set a lot. While I would have liked to hear more of Orson Welles on the 1938 radio show, there was a lot of interesting stuff in disk 1 about Welles and the later panic broadcasts I had never seen. Overall, very interesting and informative.

Disk 2 is a Mars science piece with some amazing animations I have never seen. Overall, I'd have to say that it ranks high when compared to some of the other shows on DVD about Mars. Lots of interesting stuff and be sure to look At the Mars Expedition Rover animation. I don't know who did it, but it rocks.

I'd give them a combined 4 of 5. Next time be sure to get the Welles voice!"