The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

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Released 13-May-2003
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A spacecraft lands in Washington D.C. and an alien emerges, flanked by a menacing robot with destructive capabilities far beyond their imagination. So begins the science-fiction thriller The Day The Earth Stood Still, a classic "atomic movie" from the 50s that would go on to inspire alien-invasion films for decades to come. Rebuffed in his efforts to meet the world's leaders and warn them of the earth's impending doom, the alien, Klaatu (Michael Rennie), takes to the streets. Klaatu's plea for peace is embraced by a pretty, young woman (Patricia Neal) and an eminent scientist (Sam Jaffe), but the rest of humanity reacts with mistrust, fear and violence. With time running out, Klaatu is forced to demonstrate his awesome powers in a mind-boggling display, teaching all of mankind a lesson for the ages.
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Starring
Michael Rennie
Patricia Neal
Hugh Marlowe
Sam Jaffe
Directed by
Robert Wise
Music
Bernard Herrmann
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding RSDL
Science Fiction 1951 88:23 576i (PAL) 2 4
Video
Full Frame
Audio
English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s), French Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s), Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s), German Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s), Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s), English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Subtitles
English, English Audio Commentary, French, Dutch, Italian, German, Spanish, French Titling, Italian Titling, German Titling, Spanish Titling, French Audio Commentary, Italian Audio Commentary, German Audio Commentary, Spanish Audio Commentary
Extras
Audio Commentary-Robert Wise (Director) and Nicholas Meyer, Featurette-Movie Tone News 1951 (6:04), Theatrical Trailer-1.33:1, not 16x9 enhanced, Dolby Digital 2.0 (2:03), Featurette-Restoration Comparison (4:19)
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