On the Beach

The Biggest Story of Our Time!
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item number:  3A37S
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 14 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: August 26, 2014
  • Originally Released: 1959
  • Label: KL Studios Classics
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 21


User Ratings: 4,360
Director Kramer's drama is a bleak and heart wrenching tale of the end of the world... Full Review
Cinema Crazed
Jul 9, 2016
Rating: 5/5 -- As scary a horror film as any you will find.
Film Threat
Mar 31, 2005
Rating: 4/5 -- While heartbreaking and touching, it's hard to imagine that riots aren't rampant and that martial law isn't required, but hey, it's a movie, and quite a good -- if overlong -- one, at that.
Jan 26, 2006
Rating: 5/5 -- The great merit of this picture, aside from its entertaining qualities, is the fact that it carries a passionate conviction that man is worth saving, after all. Full Review
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Rating: B- -- Kramer's apocalyptic drama is too verbose, replete with "message" speeches, but the text is intelligent, reflecting the Cold War mentality, and well-acted by Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire (in his first nonmusical role) and Anthony Perkins. Full Review
Aug 7, 2005
Rating: C+ -- Gloomy doomsday film that is more talky, melodramatic and numbing than imaginative. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Mar 6, 2008
Rating: 2.5/4 -- A powerful, well-acted, deftly photographed film. Full Review
TV Guide
Nov 7, 2007

Product Description:

After the entire Northern Hemisphere is destroyed by a nuclear war, a group of survivors in Australia prepare for their own inevitable demise. As a deadly cloud of radiation creeps toward the continent, some survivors cling to hopes that life as they know it has continued somewhere, hopes that are fed by the discovery of a mysterious, erratic radio signal emanating from San Diego. Others, such as Astaire's sardonic, race-car driving physicist and Gardner's world-weary, tippling party girl, throw their energies into squeezing the last drops from their lives. A grim, unflinching clarion call for sanity that inches along at a maddeningly deliberate and suspenseful pace. Based on the novel by Nevil Shute. Academy Award Nominations: 2, Best Editing (Frederic Knudtson) and Best Score (Ernest Gold).

Plot Synopsis:

This gripping, anti-nuclear drama imagines the world after the H-bomb is dropped.
The only survivors are in Australia, waiting for the clouds of radiation to blow their way. Along with the Australians, is an American submarine crew that was undersea when the bomb exploded. The film tells a tale of human beings copping with imminent death and the final destruction of the earth.


Production Notes:

  • Premiered simultaneously in 18 cities on 7 continents.
  • Linus Pauling, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning chemist, said about the film, "It may be that some years from now we can look back and say that ON THE BEACH is the movie that saved the world."

Product Info

  • UPC: 738329136321
  • Shipping Weight: 0.15/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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