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War of the Worlds (2005)

Released

Jun 26, 2005

Latest Home Video

Nov 21, 2005

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Cast

Tom Cruise
Justin Chatwin
Dakota Fanning.

Studio

Paramount Pictures

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Synopsis

In this Steven Spielberg adaptation of this classic H.G. Wells' novel, Tom Cruise takes on the role of a divorced dad trying to protect his children (played by Justin Chatwin and Dakota Fanning) from the unthinkable --an attack of aliens beings from another world.

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Why Is War of the Worlds (2005) Rated PG-13?

War of the Worlds (2005) is rated PG-13 for frightening sequences of sci-fi violence and disturbing images.

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Steven Spielberg also entertains alien visitors in his 1977 film Close Encounters of the Third Kind and his 1982 blockbuster E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Another H.G. Wells’ novel, The Time Machine, has found it’s way to the big screen at least twice, once in 1960 and as a remake in 2002.

Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
14A frightening scenes; coarse language
AB 14A Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended For Young Children
MB 14A VIOLENCE. DISTURBING CONTENT.
ON 14A VIOLENCE.DISTURBING CONTENT.
QC 13+
NB
NS
NL
PE
PG Frightening Scenes.

Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A

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DVD Release Date: November 21, 2005

UMVD/Dreamworks brings home the War of the Worlds in a wide or a full screen DVD version. But if you are a true fan of this alien invasion, you’ll want to get your tentacles on the 2 Disc Limited Edition—as this is the only one that allows you to attack the production from every angle. Bonus features include:
- Revisiting the Invasion: Introduction with Steven Spielberg
- Featurette: The H. G. Wells Legacy
- Steven Spielberg and the Original War of the Worlds
- Characters: The Family Unit
- Production Diaries: East Coast - Beginning
- Production Diaries: East Coast - Exile
- Production Diaries: West Coast - Destruction
- Production Diaries: West Coast - War
- Designing the Enemy: Tripods and Aliens
- We Are Not Alone
- Production Notes
- Galleries
- Scoring War of the Worlds

Audio Tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1 ES and Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), and French (Dolby Digital 5.1), with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.

War of the Worlds releases to Blu-ray on June 1, 2010.

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budgie says: Mar. 29, 2013

brilliant film - but be careful - my nine yr old son who loves spiderman/priates of the carrabean/lord of the rings /terminator was really excited about watching the film - 12 yr old daughter (who is usually frightened of everything ) was ok with it but it was my son who got upset and scared -and ended up sitting in the kitched crying - but then wanted to come and watch again was ok to watch the end and was then happy -(the good guys win) explanations of ‘its not real’ seemed to do the trick - the film is so realistic though - i would say 12 plus at least - there are no light hearted comedy scenes and you couldnt really have them in this film anyway ( unlike terminator ect)which i would say put it for the older kids -

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