At the end of the 19th century a large cylinder falls on the English countryside. A young writer is among those who witnesses the event. But soon the cylinder opens and a group of Martians appear. It soon becomes apparent the Martians intend to attack. The writer soon finds himself fighting for his own survival as the military fights to stop the Martians, society collapses, and as the human race fights to win the war of the worlds.
The first authentic movie adaptation of the 1898 H.G. Wells classic novel.
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Did You Know?
According to the website owned by one of the the providers of the horses used in the film, the portion of the production involving their horses was shot on a horse ranch outside of Seattle. Other horses and carriages were shot at other ranches with large green-screen setups over eight weeks. See more
The Scientist tells the writer early in the movie that Mars is 40 million miles closer to the Sun than the Earth is. Earth is closer to the Sun than Mars is. See more
The Copyright date is given as "MMDCCLVIII", which is the year 2758. See more
After even more re-cutting, there is now a third version available to the international, non-US market, under the title "Classic War of the Worlds". It is 125 minutes and has (slightly) retooled effects. See more