Monday, March 26, 2012

Forbidden Planet [Blu-ray] (1956)

Price: $12.99

Product Details

Actors: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens
Directors: Fred Mcleod Wilcox
Format: NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G (General Audience)
Studio: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: September 7, 2010
Run Time: 98 minutes

Special Features

Deleted Scenes and Lost Footage
Two Follow-Up Vehicles Starring Robby the Robot:1958
MGM Feature Film The Invisible Boy and The Thin Man TV Series Episode "Robot Client"
TCM Original Documentary Watch the Skies! Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us
Two Featurettes:
Amazing! Exploring the Far Reaches of Forbidden Planet and Robby the Robot: Engineering a Sci-Fi Icon Excerpts from The MGM Parade TV Series
Theatrical Trailers of Forbidden Planet and The Invisible Boy

Product Description

Forbidden Planet is the granddaddy of tomorrow, a pioneering work whose ideas and style would be reverse-engineered into many cinematic space voyages to come. Leslie Nielsen plays the commander who brings his spacecruiser crew to Planet Altair-4, home to Dr. Morbius (Walter Pidgeon), his daughter (Anne Francis), a dutiful robot named Robby…and to a mysterious terror. Featuring sets of extraordinary scale and the first all-electronic musical soundscape in film history, Forbidden Planet is in a movie orbit all its own.

Yes my friends there is love in every corner of the galaxy even in a place as remote as Altair 4.

Hey movie moshers it's time yet once again for yet another movie on Blu Ray and today I have what could be legitimately argued as the best sci fi film of all-time "Forbidden Planet". Now as most of you already know this cinematic treasure features a mature plot, great special effects, one of filmland's most memorable monsters (Monster From The Id) and of course Robby the Robot. Also at the heart of the story of "Forbidden Planet" is a love story ... actually a love triangle to be precise, between the only female resident of planet Altair 4, Altaira who was played by the late Anne Francis and two intergalactic rocket jocks played by Jack Kelly and Leslie Nielson (yes, the funny old guy from the Naked Gun movies). essential video

This 1956 pop adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest is one of the best, most influential science fiction movies ever made. Its space explorers are the models for the crew of Star Trek's Enterprise, and the film's robot is clearly the prototype for Robby in Lost in Space. Walter Pidgeon is the Prospero figure, presiding over a paradisiacal world with his lovely young daughter and their servile droid. When the crew of a spaceship lands on the planet, they become aware of a sinister invisible force that threatens to destroy them. Great special effects and a bizarre electronic score help make this movie as fresh, imaginative, and fun as it was when first released.

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