Sunday, August 9, 2015

The War of the Worlds (1953)

Today on Far Future Horizons we are proud to present George Pals' film adaptation of H. G. Wells’ novel of the Martian invasion of Earth - The War of the Worlds (1953).

This film version of the H.G. Wells classic still remains my all time favorite. 

The War of the Worlds (also known in promotional material as H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds) is a 1953 American Technicolor science fiction film from Paramount Pictures, produced by George Pal, directed by Byron Haskin, and starring Gene Barry and Ann Robinson.

The film is a loose adaptation of the H. G. Wells novel of the same name, and is the first of five feature film adaptations of his famous 1898 novel concerning an invasion of Earth from the planet Mars. Large meteorite-spaceships come crashing down all over the Earth, disgorging Manta Ray-shaped Martian war machines armed with fearsome heat-ray and "skeleton" beam energy weapons; they slowly begin the rout of humanity wherever they move.

The War of the Worlds (1953) can be purchased direct from Amazon’s Instant Video.

The War of the Worlds Trailer (1953) (Direct Link To Film)
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