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War of the worlds / Paramount Pictures ; DreamWorks SKG ; Amblin Entertainment ; Cruise/Wagner Productions, a Steven Spielberg film ; produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Colin Wilson ; screenplay by Josh Friedman and David Koepp ; directed by Steven Spielberg.

Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946 War of the worlds. (Added Author). Spielberg, Steven, 1946- (Added Author). Kennedy, Kathleen, 1954- (Added Author). Wilson, Colin. (Added Author). Friedman, Josh. (Added Author). Koepp, David. (Added Author). Cruise, Tom, 1962- (Added Author). Fanning, Dakota, 1994- (Added Author). Chatwin, Justin. (Added Author). Otto, Miranda. (Added Author). Robbins, Tim, 1958- (Added Author). KamiƄski, Janusz, 1959- (Added Author). Freeman, Morgan. (Added Author). Williams, John, 1932- (Added Author). Dreamworks Pictures. (Added Author). Paramount Pictures Corporation. (Added Author). DreamWorks Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Justin Chatwin, Miranda Otto, Tim Robbins, Rick Gonzalez, Yul Vazquez. (Cast).

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  • 14 of 14 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 0 of 0 copies available at Kershaw County Library System.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 141705784X
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: [Widescreen edition].
  • Publisher: Universal City, CA : DreamWorks Home Entertainment, [2005]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the novel by H.G. Wells.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Janusz Kaminski ; narrator, Morgan Freeman ; editor, Michael Kahn ; music, John Williams ; costume designer, Joanna Johnston ; production designer, Rick Carter ; visual effects supervisor, Pablo Helman.
Participant or Performer Note:
Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Justin Chatwin, Miranda Otto, Tim Robbins, Rick Gonzalez, Yul Vazquez.
Summary, etc.:
Ray Ferrier is a working class man living in New Jersey. He has become estranged from his family and his life isn't in order. His small town life is shaken violently by the arrival of destructive intruders: Aliens which have come up from the ground, en masse, to destroy Earth and all the humans living on it. As the aliens plow through the country in a wave of mass destruction and violence, Ray must put aside thoughts of himself and come to the defense of his children. As the world fends for itself, it's inhabitants must save humanity from a far greater force that threatens to destroy it.
Target Audience Note:
HL670L Lexile
MPAA rating: PG-13; for frightening sequences of sci-fi violence and disturbing images.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, DTS 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Language Note:
English, or dubbed French dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject: Human-alien encounters > New Jersey > Fiction > Videodiscs.
Father and child > New Jersey > Fiction > Videodiscs.
Survival > Fiction > Videodiscs.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Teen films.
French language track.
Genre: Feature films.
Science fiction films.
Topic Heading: DVD

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