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Science fiction films
Videorecordings for the hearing impaired
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
National Film Registry
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Julian Blaustein; Robert Wise; Edmund H North; Michael Rennie; Patricia Neal; Hugh Marlowe; Sam Jaffe; Billy Gray; Frances Bavier; Lock Martin; Harry Bates; Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.; Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
|Language Note:||English, Spanish, and French language soundtracks; English and Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.|
|Notes:||"Includes sneak peek of the new film"--Container.
Based on the story "Farewell to the master" by Harry Bates.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1951.
|Credits:||Photographer, Leo Tover ; editor, William Reynolds ; music, Bernard Hermann.|
|Cast:||Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe, Billy Gray, Frances Bavier, Lock Martin.|
|Awards:||Named to the National Film Registry in 1995 by the Library of Congress.|
|Target Audience:||Not rated.|
|Description:||2 videodiscs (92 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Details:||DVD, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; NTSC region 1; dual layer; Dolby digital.|
|Contents:||Special features: Full frame format --
disc 1. Commentary by director Robert Wise and Nicholas Meyer ; All-new commentary by film and music historians John Morgan, Steven Smith, William Stromberg and Nick Redman ; Isolated score track ; All-new featurettes: "The mysterious, melodious Theremin;" "Main title live performence" by Peter Pringle; "The making of The Day the Earth Stood Still;" "Farewell to the master:" A reading by Jamieson K. Price of the original Harry Bates short story ; Fox Movietonews (1951) ; Trailers --
disc 2. All-new featurettes: "Decoding 'Klaatu Barada Nikto': Science fiction as a metaphor;" "A brief history of flying saucers;" "The astounding Harry Bates;" "Edmund North: The man who made the earth stand still" ; Race to oblivion documentary short ; Interactive pressbook and still galleries.
|Other Titles:||Day the earth stood still (Motion picture : 1951)|
|Responsibility:||Twentieth Century Fox presents ; produced by Julian Blaustein ; directed by Robert Wise ; screenplay by Edmund H. North.|
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In this influencial sci-fi classic produced in the early 50s, a spaceship lands in Washington, D.C. capturing the attention of the world. But the alien emissary it brings refuses to reveal his mission to any single government, leaving the military, the politicians, and millions of ordinary people to wait in fear. Soon their distrust turns to calls for violence. But one young woman and her son befriend him ... and soon realize that they may be all that stands between the human race and total destruction.
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