Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: G
- Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
- Video: Black & White / Color
- Released: September 7, 2010
- Originally Released: 1956
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: 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
- TCM Original Documentary Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us
- 2 Featurettes: Amazing! Exploring the Far Reaches of Forbidden Planet
- Robby the Robot: Engineering a Sci-Fi Icon
- Excerpts from The MGM Parade TV Series
- Theatrical Trailers of Forbidden Planet and The Invisible Boy
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
- DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Leslie Nielsen &
George D. Wallace,
Harry Harvey, Jr.,
Bob Dix &
Robby the Robot
Fred M. Wilcox
George Folsey, Jr. &
Bebe Barron &
Director of Photography:
George J. Folsey
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..."
Essential Cinema |
Family (General) |
Robots / Cyborgs |
- 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.