Forbidden Planet (2-DVD 50th Anniversary Edition)

Forbidden Planet (2-DVD 50th Anniversary Edition)
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DVD Features:

  • Deleted scenes and lost footage
  • 2 follow-up vehicles starring Robby the Robot: feature film The Invisible Boy, The Thin Man TV series episode "Robot Client"
  • 3 documentaries: TCM original "Watch the Skies!": "Science Fiction, the 1950s" and "Us
  • the all-new Amazing! Exploring the Far Reaches of Forbidden Planet"
  • Robby the Robot: Engineering a Sci-Fi Icon
  • Excerpts from The MGM Parade TV series
  • New digital transfer from restored picture and audio elements
  • Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Science-fiction movie trailer gallery
  • Languages: English & Français
  • Subtitles: English, Français & Español (feature film only)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: G
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1956
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case

Disc 2:

  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono 1.0 - French
    • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Bonus Footage: Deleted Scenes, Lost Footage
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
    • Featurette:
      1. "Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us"
      2. "Amazing!: Exploring the Far Reaches of Forbidden Planet"
      3. "Robby the Robot: Engineering a Sci-Fi Icon"

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Edited by &
Screenwriting by
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Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 09/16/1994
"...Sci-fi classic....[Nielsen does] a man's-gotta-do-what-a-man's-gotta-do..." -- Rating: A-
USA Today - 08/01/1997
"Filmed in CinemaScope and color and given a lofty sci-fi budget for its day....[A] perennially popular outer space variation on Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST..."
Premiere - 12/01/2006
"[A]n irresistible blend of the sublime and the silly....[With] magnificent galazy scapes...[and[ colorful futuristic interiors..."
Ultimate DVD - 08/01/2007
5 stars out of 5 -- "FORBIDDEN PLANET is a feast for the eyes....This definitive Science Fiction movie has really never looked better..."
Empire - 08/01/2008
"Over 50 years on, FORBIDDEN PLANET still looks like the future....An oddity that would change the face of science-fiction on film."
Total Film - 11/01/2010
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] sci-fi landmark....[With] ambitious FX and an innovative electro-score..."

Description by OLDIES.com:

A dutiful robot named Robby speaks 188 languages. An underground lair offers evidence of an advanced civilization. But among Altair-4's many wonders, none is greater or more deadly than the human mind.

Forbidden Planet is the granddaddy of tomorrow, a pioneering work whose ideas and style would be reverse-engineered into many cinematic space voyages to come. Leslie Nielsen plays the commander who brings his spacecruiser crew to the green-skied world that's home to Dr. Morbius (Walter Pidgeon), his daughter (Anne Francis)...and to a mysterious terror. Featuring sets of extraordinary scale and the first all-electronic musical soundscape in film history, Forbidden Planet is in a movie orbit all its own.

Product Description:

Forbidden Planet: 50th Anniversary Edition (Dbl DVD)

A dutiful robot named Robby speaks 188 languages. An underground lair offers evidence of an advanced civilization. But among Altair-4's many wonders, none is greater or more deadly than the human mind. Forbidden Planet is the granddaddy of tomorrow, a pioneering work whose ideas and style would be reverse-engineered into many cinematic space voyages to come. Leslie Nielsen plays the commander who brings his spacecruiser crew to the green-skied world that's home to Dr. Morbius (Walter Pidgeon), his daughter (Anne Francis)...and to a mysterious terror. Featuring sets of extraordinary scale and the first all-electronic musical soundscape in film history, Forbidden Planet is in a movie orbit all its own.

Source: Warner Home Video

Plot Keywords:

Classic | Essential Cinema | Family (General) | Monsters | Recommended | Robots / Cyborgs | Science-Fiction | Space Exploration

Production Notes:

  • Color by Eastmancolor. Shot in CinemaScope.
  • "Electronic tonalities" by Louis and Bebe Barron.
  • Joshua Meador, who worked on the special effects team, was loaned to MGM by Walt Disney Productions.
  • The story is loosely based on Shakespeare's classic play "The Tempest."
  • Rated BBFC U by the British Board of Film Censors.

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Customer Rating: Rating 4.6
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Rating 5.0 Forbidden Planet Movie Lover: from West Fork, AR US -- January, 12, 2009

This movie is a Great movie.My husband saw this movie for the first time a long time back and told me about it.Then we rented it many times and it became a family favorite.
We now own it,and we watch it with our grandchildren!It's truly a classic film for all.


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