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The War of the Worlds (1953)

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Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Actors Ann Robinson and Gene Barry Rating:7.2/10 (4 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by marktobias on January 21st, 2009:Find all reviews by marktobias
Gene Barry only contributes about ten sentences to this commentary with Ann Robinson talking most of the way through it. She gives a few interesting facts about the process of making the film. But as this is pretty much an elderly lady talking about a film she made 50 years ago it's probably for fans only. Most people would prefer the other commentary track as there's a lot more going on.
Commentary 2: Filmmaker Joe Dante and film historians Bob Burns and Bill Warren Rating:7.9/10 (9 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by zombking on January 20th, 2008:Find all reviews by zombking
This may surprise you, but these guys know quite a lot about War of the Worlds. They know too much, but that's all right. They spend the whole running time sharing some great information about the film, while Joe Dante (film director) manages to moderate excellently. He keeps everyone on track, and no one bothers to read into the film too deeply, which is great. Overall, for fans of WotW, it's a worthwhile commentary track to listen to.
Reviewed by frankasu03 on January 28th, 2012:Find all reviews by frankasu03
Great commentary. Burns and Warren's knowledge on the subject of '50s "Sci-Fi" is so rich and informative, you might need 2 listens. Joe Dante moderates well and is equally adept in his knowledge of Old Hollywood. He seems capable of identifying every actor on the screen and what other projects they've been involved in. I always approach Dante tracks with hopes that "Tales from the Backlot" will be told. Again, the acclaimed director doesn't disappoint.