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Format: DVD
Sku: 202938115
UPC: 012569691223
UPC 14: 00012569691223
Rating: Game Rating Code
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A dutiful robot named Robby speaks 188 languages. An underground lair offers evidence of an advanced civilization. But among Altair-4's many wonders, none is greater or more deadly than the human mind. 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 the green-skied world that's home to Dr. Morbius (Walter Pidgeon), his daughter (Anne Francis)...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.Running Time: 98 min.Format: DVD MOVIE
Editor's Note
Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST is transformed in this landmark science-fiction film. Spacemen travel to a planet ruled by Dr. Edward Morbius (Walter Pidgeon), who has built a kingdom with his daughter and obedient robot Robby. The good doctor is plagued by his mad quest for knowledge through his "brain booster" machine, and by Freudian "monsters from the id" as his daughter discovers other men and learns to kiss.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.40:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 11/8/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 98 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1956
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 66912
Video UPC UPC: 00012569691223
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 2

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review Forbidden Planet - 50th Anniversary Edition
By: Rafe Telsch Cinema Blend DVD Reviews
Published on: 12/10/2006 12:17 PM
Every classic movie fan has that one movie that they really favor; something from the classic age that will never be recaptured because "they don't make them like that anymore." As a science fiction fan, for me that film is Forbidden Planet, an outer space story of love and adventure loosely based on William Shakespeare's The Tempest. the full review

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Jack Kelly
Video Cast Info Earl Holliman
Video Cast Info Warren Stevens
Video Cast Info Jimmie Thompson
Video Cast Info Anne Francis
Video Cast Info Leslie Nielsen
Video Cast Info Harry Harvey Jr.
Video Cast Info George D. Wallace
Video Cast Info Richard Anderson
Video Cast Info Bob Dix
Video Cast Info James Drury
Video Cast Info Walter Pidgeon
Video Cast Info Louis Barron - Composer
Video Cast Info Ferris Webster - Editor
Video Cast Info Allen Adler - Source Writer
Video Cast Info A. Arnold Gillespie - Special Effects
Video Cast Info Cedric Gibbons - Production Designer
Video Cast Info George Folsey Jr. - Editor
Video Cast Info Robby the Robot - Featured Character (fictional)
Video Cast Info Irving Reis - Special Effects
Video Cast Info Nicholas Nayfack - Producer
Video Cast Info George J. Folsey - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Joshua Meador - Special Effects
Video Cast Info Bebe Barron - Composer
Video Cast Info Cyril Hume - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Arthur Lonergan - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Warren Newcombe - Special Effects
Video Cast Info Walter Plunkett - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Irving Block - Source Writer
Video Cast Info Fred M. Wilcox - Director

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"...Sci-fi classic....[Nielsen does] a man's-gotta-do-what-a-man's-gotta-do..." -- Rating: A- 09/16/1994 pp.126-8

USA Today
"Filmed in CinemaScope and color and given a lofty sci-fi budget for its day....[A] perennially popular outer space variation on Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST..." 08/01/1997 p.3D

"[A]n irresistible blend of the sublime and the silly....[With] magnificent galazy scapes...[and[ colorful futuristic interiors..." 12/01/2006 p.130

Ultimate DVD
5 stars out of 5 -- "FORBIDDEN PLANET is a feast for the eyes....This definitive Science Fiction movie has really never looked better..." 08/01/2007 p.83

"Over 50 years on, FORBIDDEN PLANET still looks like the future....An oddity that would change the face of science-fiction on film." 08/01/2008 p.161

Total Film
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] sci-fi landmark....[With] ambitious FX and an innovative electro-score..." 11/01/2010

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Nielsen,Leslie
Product attributeLabel:   Warner Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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