The War of the Worlds (1953)
Genre: Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Country: USA | Director: Byron Haskin
Language: English | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv File)
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 85mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 986×720 – 23.976fps – 4.28gb
Audio 3: Commentary with Filmmaker Joe Dante,
Film Historian Bob Burns, and Author Bill Warren
H.G. Well’s classic novel is brought to life is this tale of alien invasion. The residents of a small town in California are excited when a flaming meteor lands in the hills. Their joy is tempered somewhat when they discover that it has passengers who are not very friendly. The movie itself is understood better when you consider that it was made at the height of the Cold War–just replace Martian with Russian….
For it’s day and, even this day, this is classic, almost perfect, masterpiece. Brilliant design work on the alien ships, incredible sound effects, and sharp, vivid colors. Pacing in this film is tight, and Barry’s performance as a scientist in giddy awe of the alien’s capabilities is masterful. Finally, the realism of the story telling is unrivalled in most modern science fiction films. All right, it’s not true to Wells’ original, but what’s wrong with updating the story, especially when it is this effective.