Forbidden Planet

Earthmen on a fabulous, peril-journey into outer space!
Forbidden Planet
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1956
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Additional scenes
    • Lost footage
    • Excerpts from the MGM Parade TV series
    • The Thin Man TV series Robot Client
    • Science-Fiction movie trailer gallery
  • Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French

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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..."

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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  • Sales Rank: 84,085
  • UPC: 883929164042
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