The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)

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3 comments on “The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)”

  1. First and best This is one of the first of the 1950s flying saucer movies and arguably the best. The many extra features on the Blu-ray disc alone justify the purchase. According to the "making of" feature, the producers ultimately decided against casting Spencer Tracy and Claude Rains as Klaatu, preferring to use an unknown Michael Rennie which time has proven to be the right choice.The smooth simplicity of the saucer rendered it timeless even as much more recent, highly detailed movie...

  2. Still a classic; The Day The Earth Stood Still(1951) I first watched this excellent movie in the early 60's in black and white and it was a classic then as it is now.The remake is not exactly the same but is also good because of the special affects.About 11 years later I was 21 and went into the U.S. Secret Service and I got to see some of the actuallocations where that film was made. Especially since I worked at the White House and I could see theEllipse just south of the White House.Billy Gray is an excellent actor...

  3. Great restoration of a classic The Day the Earth Stood Still is a milestone in the history of sci-fi movies. It's one of the first to portray aliens in a positive light, and champions multilateral cooperation to boot! It was regarded by some as proof of Communist influence in the movie industry in that McCarthy-dominated era (one of its major actors was blacklisted.) My memory of seeing the movie as a child was being scared by the big robot, but in later years it's become a favorite. The Blu-Ray restoration brings out all...

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