On December 2nd 2008, Fox Home Entertainment will release an all new Special Edition of the sci-fi classic The Day the Earth Stood Still on DVD & Blu-ray. One of the greatest sci-fi classic films of all time finally gets the special edition treatment it deserves before the remake hits theaters next month. The original 1951 film is on numerous Best Of Sci-Fi lists (including my own).
To celebrate the release, FilmFetish.com is getting 3 DVD copies for readers. This noir masterpiece is perfect to watch during the holidays, so you don’t want to miss your chance to own this on DVD or Blu-ray.
Both the Blu-ray and DVD versions of The Day the Earth Stood Still Special Edition feature all-new and exclusive bonus materials including legendary composer and Academy Award winner Bernard Herrmann’s isolated score; film and sci-fi featurettes – including a Making Of The Day The Earth Stood Still and Decoding Klaatu Barada Nikto: Science Fiction As A Metaphor – an audio presentation of the original short story; commentaries from Robert Wise and other film and music historians; and more.
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The fate of the world hangs in the balance when a mysterious alien and his robot land on Earth in The Day the Earth Stood Still, debuting as a Special Edition Blu-ray Disc and two-disc DVD on December 2nd 2008, from Twentieth Century Fox. Directed by two-time Academy Award-winning director Robert Wise (The Sound of Music, West Side Story) and starring Oscar®-winner** Patricia Neal (Hud) and Michael Rennie (Les Miserables), this 1951 classic story of hope and peace is widely acclaimed as one of the most influential and thought-provoking science-fiction films of all time and can now be seen like never before – in high definition.
The new release arrives just in time for the theatrical release of its 2008 remake starring Keanu Reeves (The Matrix) and Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind).
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.