Forbidden Planet

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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


Studio Warner
SKU 202938115
UPC 012569691223
UPC 14 00012569691223
Format DVD
Release Date 11/8/2011
Rating Rating
Essential Cinema
Family (General)
Space Exploration
Editors Note
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.
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
Premiere "[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
Empire "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
Fred M. Wilcox
Warren Stevens
Anne Francis
Leslie Nielsen
Walter Pidgeon
Cast & Crew
Jack Kelly - Star
Earl Holliman - Star
Warren Stevens - Star
Jimmie Thompson - Star
Anne Francis - Star
Leslie Nielsen - Star
Harry Harvey Jr. - Star
George D. Wallace - Star
Richard Anderson - Star
Bob Dix - Star
James Drury - Star
Walter Pidgeon - Star
Louis Barron - Composer
Ferris Webster - Editor
Allen Adler - Source Writer
A. Arnold Gillespie - Special Effects
Cedric Gibbons - Production Designer
George Folsey Jr. - Editor
Robby the Robot - Featured Character (fictional)
Irving Reis - Special Effects
Nicholas Nayfack - Producer
George J. Folsey - Director of Photography
Joshua Meador - Special Effects
Bebe Barron - Composer
Cyril Hume - Screenwriter
Arthur Lonergan - Production Designer
Warren Newcombe - Special Effects
Walter Plunkett - Costume Designer
Irving Block - Source Writer
Fred M. Wilcox - Director
Technical Info
Catalog ID 66912
UPC 00012569691223
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 98 minutes
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.40:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Nielsen,Leslie
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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