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The Resource The war of the worlds, [presented by] Paramount Pictures ; produced by George Pal ; screenplay by Barré Lyndon ; directed by Byron Haskin. When worlds collide / Paramount Pictures presents a Paramount picture ; produced by George Pal ; screenplay by Sydney Boehm ; directed by Rudolph Maté, (videorecording)

The war of the worlds, [presented by] Paramount Pictures ; produced by George Pal ; screenplay by Barré Lyndon ; directed by Byron Haskin. When worlds collide / Paramount Pictures presents a Paramount picture ; produced by George Pal ; screenplay by Sydney Boehm ; directed by Rudolph Maté, (videorecording)

Label
The war of the worlds
Title
The war of the worlds
Statement of responsibility
[presented by] Paramount Pictures ; produced by George Pal ; screenplay by Barré Lyndon ; directed by Byron Haskin. When worlds collide / Paramount Pictures presents a Paramount picture ; produced by George Pal ; screenplay by Sydney Boehm ; directed by Rudolph Maté
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • War of the worlds: The residents of a small town are excited when a flaming meteor lands in the hills. That is until they realize that the Martians have landed a direct assault to our planet, with hundreds of invulnerable ships. The invasion takes place all over the world, and all the major cities are destroyed one after one, even the atomic bomb can't stop them. But, if the human intervention can't beat them, who can?
  • When worlds collide: When scientists discover a distant planet is on a catastrophic collision course with Earth, the government refuses to believe the evidence. It's now up to private citizens to finance and build a spaceship to carry a limited number of people and animals to another planet to begin a new civilization. Massive tidal waves, earthquakes, the impending destruction of our world and deciding who gets to live or die brings out the best and worst in people
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Member of
Awards note
  • War of the worlds - Academy Awards, USA, 1954: Oscar - Best Effects, Special Effects (Gordon Jennings).
  • When worlds collide - Academy Awards, USA, 1952: Oscar - Best Effects, Special Effects (Gordon Jennings).
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
War of the worlds: Music, Leith Stephens ; special effects, Gordon Jennings
Dewey number
791.43/75
Intended audience
MPAA rating: G (War of the worlds) ; MPAA rating: G (When worlds collide)
Language note
  • War of the worlds: English (Dolby 2.0, Dolby mono.) and dubbed French (Dolby mono.) dialogue, English subtitles; closed-captioned
  • When worlds collide: English (Dolby mono.) and dubbed French (Dolby mono.) dialogue, English subtitles; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1995.9.S26
LC item number
W37 2007
PerformerNote
  • War of the worlds cast: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne
  • When worlds collide cast: Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Peter Hanson, John Hoyt, Larry Keating, Judith Ames, Stephen Chase, Frank Cady, Hayden Rorke, Sandro Giglio
Runtime
167
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The war of the worlds, [presented by] Paramount Pictures ; produced by George Pal ; screenplay by Barré Lyndon ; directed by Byron Haskin. When worlds collide / Paramount Pictures presents a Paramount picture ; produced by George Pal ; screenplay by Sydney Boehm ; directed by Rudolph Maté, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • War of the worlds based on the novel by H.G. Wells
  • When worlds collide based on the novel by Edwin Balmer and Philip Wylie
  • War of the worlds originally released as a motion picture in 1953 ; When worlds collide originally released as a motion picture in 1951
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
War of the worlds (85 min.) -- When worlds collide (82 min.)
Control code
u1176230
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen.
Extent
1 videodisc (167 min.)
Isbn
9781415731420
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097361242644
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
12426
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o137341786
  • (OCoLC)137341786
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo. surround, Dolby Digital mono., NTSC
Terms governing use
This DVD is copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The war of the worlds, [presented by] Paramount Pictures ; produced by George Pal ; screenplay by Barré Lyndon ; directed by Byron Haskin. When worlds collide / Paramount Pictures presents a Paramount picture ; produced by George Pal ; screenplay by Sydney Boehm ; directed by Rudolph Maté, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • War of the worlds based on the novel by H.G. Wells
  • When worlds collide based on the novel by Edwin Balmer and Philip Wylie
  • War of the worlds originally released as a motion picture in 1953 ; When worlds collide originally released as a motion picture in 1951
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
War of the worlds (85 min.) -- When worlds collide (82 min.)
Control code
u1176230
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen.
Extent
1 videodisc (167 min.)
Isbn
9781415731420
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097361242644
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
12426
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o137341786
  • (OCoLC)137341786
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo. surround, Dolby Digital mono., NTSC
Terms governing use
This DVD is copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD

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