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Forbidden Planet

50th Anniversary Special Edition
Genre: Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 114 (Nov 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis & Leslie Nielsen

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Special features include 13 minutes of deleted scenes, nine minutes of lost footage, two old MGM excerpts, a 25-minute February 28, 1958 TV episode of The Thin Man: Robot Client, and theatrical trailers. Also, The Invisible Boy DVD is a bonus feature that comes with this Special Edition. Special features on The Invisible Boy include three featurettes: Watch The Skies!: Science Fiction, The 1950

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 66912
(MPAA Rating): G
(Rating Reason):

For all ages
(Retail Price): $26.99
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 98
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1956
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/14/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Fred McLeod Wilcox
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
This 50s science fiction classic is based on Irving Block and Allen Adler

DVD Picture:
With its very clean appearance that betrays its age, the anamorphically enhanced 2.20:1 image looks very good. Color fidelity is limited, although it does look better than many older films that have been transferred to DVD. Details are smeared, pixilation is noticeable at times, and blacks are often a milky gray, but for the age, this is an impressive picture. (Danny Richelieu)

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