Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The War of the Worlds|
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: Kc Sales Release Date: 12/13/2005
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S.D. S. (jamgypsy) from FROSTBURG, MD
Reviewed on 11/8/2010...
This is not the 2005 Steven Spielberg version that I thought it was. The story line is all in a "breaking news" format and is somewhat cheesy. However, this 3-disc set does contain interesting footage of real Mars exploration and an audio CD of the original "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast.
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Gloria Lum | 11/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've seen a preview of this disk set. It's not your run-of-the-mill docu.
First, there is a 60-minute "docudrama" in which a network newscrew and in-studio anchor witness the invasion of Earth by Martians. The acting is (mostly) quite good, lots of mystery and old-fashioned tension. No special effects to speak of. It's a bit of theater, with one FX shot to pay off at the end. Fun.
Then there is "Ms. Intergalactic..." Hard to know how to summarize this. About 20 minutes, a funny (sometimes very much so) comic piece about an intergalactic beauty pageant. Unfortunately, the contestants are clips from old monster movies, so no booty-call for the men in the audience. But's it's a fun thing to watch.
Then there are the obligatory 90 minutes of Mars science film (courtesy of NASA), and finally a mini-doc about the Jeff Wayne muscial version, with some interviews with sci-fi fans before and after (these people, obviously at an SF convention, are almost as scary as the musical version of the WOTW!).
Altogether a lot of fun, but if you are expecting a traditional doc it's probably wiser to go with the others listed here by Goldhil, etc."