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Format: Blu-Ray DVD
Sku: 215959009
UPC: 883929114412
UPC 14: 00883929114412
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Editor's Note
Director Tim Burton unleashes MARS ATTACKS!, a vicious, affectionate, brightly-colored homage to 1950s alien invasion movies. When a shiny silver flying saucer lands in the Nevada desert, a group of skull-faced Martians exit the gleaming craft. Although they claim to be peaceful, they promptly "vaporize" a gathering of unfortunate Earthlings, kicking off a bizarre high-tech war with wild special effects. This studiously campy sci-fi spoof, based on a series of Topps bubble-gum cards, gleefully parodies not only schlock B-horror movies, but also overblown blockbusters such as INDEPENDENCE DAY. This subversive film is helped along by an all-star cast including Jack Nicholson in dual roles as both a clueless U.S. President (with First Lady Glenn Close) and a Las Vegas sleazebag. The film follows the wacky WAR OF THE WORLDS-like proceedings from the points of view of numerous colorful characters, from the inane U.S. Press Secretary (Martin Short) to a trailer-park family (Lukas Haas and Sylvia Sidney), to singer Tom Jones (as himself).

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Video Features Widescreen, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 7/24/2012
Video Play Time Running Time: 106 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1996
Video UPC UPC: 00883929114412
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

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Video Color Spec Video: Color
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review Mars Attacks! - Blu-Ray DVD Review
By: David R Perry Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 9/8/2010 12:44 PM
I hate to give too much of the plot away with this synopsis, but Mars does, at some point in the film, attack. And as the exclamation point might indicate, it’s not an overly subtle invasion. Mars Attacks! is somewhere in between a spoof and a tribute. It channels any number of alien invasion movies from the 50s and pits the U.S. (and we’ll just assume some other countries as well) against some diminuitive Martian invaders who communicate through a series of “Ack Ack” noises. But these aliens also have ray guns that disintegrate everything in their path, and that is actually what causes us a little more trouble....read the full review

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Danny DeVito
Video Cast Info Tom Jones
Video Cast Info Annette Bening
Video Cast Info Sarah Jessica Parker
Video Cast Info Jack Nicholson
Video Cast Info Lukas Haas
Video Cast Info Joe Don Baker
Video Cast Info Glenn Close
Video Cast Info Martin Short
Video Cast Info Natalie Portman
Video Cast Info Pierce Brosnan
Video Cast Info Christina Applegate
Video Cast Info Michael J. Fox
Video Cast Info Lisa Marie
Video Cast Info Wynn Thomas - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Woody Gelman - Story
Video Cast Info Jonathan Gems - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Peter Suschitzky - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Danny Elfman - Composer
Video Cast Info Larry J. Franco - Producer
Video Cast Info Wally Wood - Story
Video Cast Info Chris Lebenzon - Editor
Video Cast Info Len Brown - Story
Video Cast Info Norm Saunders - Story
Video Cast Info Tim Burton - Producer
Video Cast Info Bob Powell - Story
Video Cast Info Colleen Altwood - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Tim Burton - Director
Plot Summary
Tim Burton's MARS ATTACKS! is an all-star, high-tech (and subversive) spoof of those science-fiction films of the 1950s, such as THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL and THE WAR OF THE WORLDS.

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"...[A] giddily satiric epic....Escalates into full Burtonian madness..." -- Rating: B 12/20/1996 pp.58-9

Variety
"...[A] continually inventive, parodistic sendup of alien invasion movies....The technically brilliant picture possesses a quirkily, somewhat facetious insider tone..." 12/02/1996

USA Today
"[A] visually witty, Tim Burton's apparent takeoff on 1956's EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS stars everyone from Jack Nicholson to Tom Jones to Jim Brown." 06/28/2005 p.3D

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