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

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). Otto, Miranda. (Added Author). Robbins, Tim, 1958- (Added Author). Kamiński, Janusz, 1959- (Added Author). Freeman, Morgan. (Added Author). Williams, John, 1932- (Added Author). Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946 War of the worlds. (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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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria BLU 266 (Text) 37521530526963 AMPL Blu-Ray Disc Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle BLU-RAY SCIENCE FICTION WAR (Text) 39231031910249 Audiovisual Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1415754012
  • ISBN: 9781415754016
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Universal City, CA : DreamWorks Pictures, 2010.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the novel by H.G. Wells.
Special features: Revisiting the invasion; The H.G. Wells legacy; Steven Spielberg and the original War of the worlds; Characters: the family unit; Previsualization; Production diaries; Designing the enemy: tripods and aliens; Scoring War of the worlds; We are not alone; Galleries; Theatrical teaser trailer HD.
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:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for frightening sequences of sci-fi violence and disturbing images.
System Details Note:
Blu-ray disc requires Blu-ray player.
Language Note:
English, French, Portuguese or Spanish dialogue; Spanish, French, English or Portuguese subtitles.
Subject: Human-alien encounters > New Jersey > Drama.
Father and child > New Jersey > Drama.
Survival > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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