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Forbidden Planet G

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

  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: December 7, 2010
  • 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:

Certified Fresh98%

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Total Count: 44

Upright85%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 21,403
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
hoganreviews.co.uk
Feb 7, 2019
An engaging 1956 science fiction gloss of Shakespeare's Tempest. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jul 26, 2011
Rating: 5/5 -- A smart script and-ahead-of their-time effects elevate this one from a cult classic to a landmark of the genre. Full Review
Film4
Jul 26, 2011
5 stars out of 5 -- FORBIDDEN PLANET is a feast for the eyes....This definitive Science Fiction movie has really never looked better...
Ultimate DVD
Aug 1, 2007
[A] nifty interstellar meller. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Jul 26, 2011
Rating: 5/5 -- The tragicomic tone would have done the Bard proud, and at even only 98 minutes, Forbidden Planet is positively epic. Full Review
Suite101.com
Oct 12, 2011
Rating: 4/5 -- Classic '50s sci-fi flick is campy fun. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Dec 24, 2010

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.

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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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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 2,832
  • UPC: 883929164042
  • Shipping Weight: 0.15/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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