The War of the Worlds (Criterion Collection) G

Mighty panorama of Earth-shaking fury as an army from Mars invades!
The War of the Worlds (Criterion Collection)
103K ratings
Price: $27
List Price: $29.95
You Save: $2.95 (10% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 3-5 business days
Format:  DVD
item number:  748WY
Brand New

DVD Details

  • Rated: G
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: July 7, 2020
  • Originally Released: 1953
  • Label: Criterion Collection

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , &
Performer: , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by
Composition by
Art Direction by &
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1953 - Best Special Effects: George Pal

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 29


User Ratings: 65,638
Too bad about the wooden cast, the tackily conventional romance, and a draggy religious message; but at least, given the time it was made, it isn't imbued with Cold War hysteria. Full Review
Time Out
Jan 26, 2006
...Dynamic fantasy holocaust, the INDEPENDENCE DAY of its day. -- Rating: A-
Entertainment Weekly
Sep 20, 1996
Watching the march of the Martian machines across our country, you're taken in not by the dazzling reality of the visual tricks but by their resourcefulness and charming artificiality.
Wall Street Journal
Mar 8, 2012
Rating: 4/5 -- Definitely a sci-fi classic from the 1950s...great George Pal effects.
Feb 22, 2008
Rating: 4/5 -- Although it never comes close to reproducing the panic generated by Orson Welles's famous 1938 radio broadcast, this is a splendid version of HG Wells's sci-fi classic. Full Review
Radio Times
Nov 27, 2019
Rating: 3.5/4 -- Though it's bogged down by a stiff cast, a yawn-inspiring conventional romance, and a sappy religiosity, it remains a landmark in the history of special effects. Full Review
TV Guide
Jun 8, 2007
Paramount's Technicolor was the era's most vibrant, and Gordon Jennings' now-primitive Oscar-winning effects still look cool in this George Pal production.
USA Today
Jun 28, 2005

Product Description:

H.G. Wells' 1901 novel of the invasion of the Earth by Martians is brought to the screen with dazzling special effects.


Similar Products


Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 2,469
  • UPC: 715515248716
  • Shipping Weight: 0.18/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm, (Eastern Time)