Forbidden Planet G

Earthmen on a fabulous, peril-journey into outer space!
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: December 7, 2010
  • Originally Released: 1956
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Additional scenes
    • Lost footage
    • Excerpts from the MGM Parade TV series
    • The Thin Man TV series Robot Client
    • Science-Fiction movie trailer gallery
  • Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh98%

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Total Count: 44

Upright85%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 21,403
Rating: 5/5 -- Offers some of the most amusing creatures conceived since the Keystone cops. Full Review
New York Times
Mar 25, 2006
Imaginative gadgets galore, plus plenty of suspense and thrills, make the production a top offering in the space travel category. Full Review
Variety
Jun 5, 2007
Rating: 4/4 -- A superb sci-fi flick, Forbidden Planet offers an unusually intelligent script, exciting direction by Wilcox and generally good acting from a decent if rather dull cast. Full Review
TV Guide
Jul 26, 2011
Rating: 5/5 -- There's a reason this film is called the granddaddy of all science fiction. Full Review
7M Pictures
Jan 19, 2014
An engaging 1956 science fiction gloss of Shakespeare's Tempest. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jul 26, 2011
Over 50 years on, FORBIDDEN PLANET still looks like the future....An oddity that would change the face of science-fiction on film.
Empire
Aug 1, 2008
5 stars out of 5 -- FORBIDDEN PLANET is a feast for the eyes....This definitive Science Fiction movie has really never looked better...
Ultimate DVD
Aug 1, 2007

Product Description:

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.

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Production Notes:

  • Color by Eastmancolor. Shot in CinemaScope.
  • "Electronic tonalities" by Louis and Bebe Barron.
  • Joshua Meador, who worked on the special effects team, was loaned to MGM by Walt Disney Productions.
  • The story is loosely based on Shakespeare's classic play "The Tempest."
  • Rated BBFC U by the British Board of Film Censors.

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 587
  • UPC: 883929164042
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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