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
When the Writer is showing his wife the planet Mars, the bottom half of the frame is quite obviously bathed in hot summer sunshine, and yet the top half, depicting a matted-in CGI sky, is dark and filled with stars. See more
The Copyright date is given as "MMDCCLVIII", which is the year 2758. See more
In response to the criticisms over the 3-hour running time, a Director's Cut released that excises approximately 45 minutes of the original version. See more
Version of The War of the Worlds