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Still shot from the movie: War of the Worlds (1953).

War of the Worlds (1953)

Gene Barry and Ann Robinson fend off Martian invaders in this cult-classic, science fiction adventure based on H. G. Well's novel. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 85
Theater Release: 27 Aug 1953
Video Release: 01 Nov 2005
MPAA Rating: G
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  Director Steven Spielberg takes a crack at the same story with his 2005 version of the War of the Worlds. George Pal, who directed the 1953 film, also adapted another H. G. Wells’ novel for the screen when he made The Time Machine in 1960.

Home Video Extra Features

You won’t learn anything more about the Martians from this DVD release, which only offers the feature presentation in Dolby Digital 2.0 mono and Closed Captioning.

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