Forbidden Planet (50th Anniversary Edition) (2-DVD) G

Earthmen on a fabulous, peril-journey into outer space!
Forbidden Planet (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: November 14, 2006
  • 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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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh98%

Total Count: 44


User Ratings: 21,403
Rating: 5/5 -- Offers some of the most amusing creatures conceived since the Keystone cops. Full Review
New York Times
Mar 25, 2006
[A] nifty interstellar meller. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Jul 26, 2011
Rating: A+ -- Forbidden Planet (1956) is one of the more influential, classic and ground-breaking science-fiction space-opera adventures ever made - it was the first science-fiction film in color and CinemaScope. Full Review
AMC Filmsite
Sep 29, 2019
Rating: 4/4 -- A superb sci-fi flick, Forbidden Planet offers an unusually intelligent script, exciting direction by Wilcox and generally good acting from a decent if rather dull cast. Full Review
TV Guide
Jul 26, 2011
Rating: 4/5 -- No wonder so many sci-fi writers have cited it as an inspiration, I can see how this film would spark a lot of imagination back then, or even now. Great stuff. Full Review
Feb 7, 2019
Rating: 5/5 -- There's a reason this film is called the granddaddy of all science fiction. Full Review
7M Pictures
Jan 19, 2014
An ingenious script, excellent special effects and photography, and superior acting, make it an endearing winner. Full Review
Time Out
Jan 26, 2006

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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:

Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST is transformed in this landmark science-fiction film. Spacemen travel to a planet ruled by Dr. Edward Morbius (Walter Pidgeon), who has built a kingdom with his daughter and obedient robot Robby. The good doctor is plagued by his mad quest for knowledge through his "brain booster" machine, and by Freudian "monsters from the id" as his daughter discovers other men and learns to kiss.


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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Forbidden Planet Movie Lover: from PLANO, TX US -- September, 2, 2016

Forbidden Planet-after this movie every little boy wanted a Robbie the Robot and every teen-aged boy wanted an Anne Francis-both for obvious reasons.
Commander Adams (Leslie Nielson) and his crew arrive at an earth colony established years earlier only to find the only survivors are Dr. Morbius (Walter Pidgeon) and his daughter Altairia (Anne Francis). They are doing well with the help of Robbie the Robot, a machine built by Morbius despite his lack of education in robotics. The rest of the party were killed by some evil force years earlier. We also discover the planet was home to the Krell, an advanced race that disappeared suddenly 200,000 years earlier.
The mystery gradually unravels in this classic psychological sic-fi

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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  • UPC: 012569691223
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