Day the Earth Stood Still/I, Robot

Day the Earth Stood Still/I, Robot

     
 

All of Washington, D.C., is thrown into a panic when an extraterrestrial spacecraft lands near the White House. Out steps Klaatu (Michael Rennie, in a role intended for Claude Rains), a handsome and soft-spoken interplanetary traveler, whose "bodyguard" is Gort (Lock Martin), a huge robot who spews forth laser-like death rays when danger threatens. After being wounded… See more details below

Overview

All of Washington, D.C., is thrown into a panic when an extraterrestrial spacecraft lands near the White House. Out steps Klaatu (Michael Rennie, in a role intended for Claude Rains), a handsome and soft-spoken interplanetary traveler, whose "bodyguard" is Gort (Lock Martin), a huge robot who spews forth laser-like death rays when danger threatens. After being wounded by an overzealous soldier, Klaatu announces that he has a message of the gravest importance for all humankind, which he will deliver only when all the leaders of all nations will agree to meet with him. World politics being what they are in 1951, Klaatu's demands are turned down and he is ordered to remain in the hospital, where his wounds are being tended. Klaatu escapes, taking refuge in a boarding house, where he poses as one "Mr. Carpenter" (one of the film's many parallels between Klaatu and Christ). There the benign alien gains the confidence of a lovely widow (Patricia Neal) and her son, Bobby (Billy Gray), neither of whom tumble to his other-worldly origins, and seeks out the gentleman whom Bobby regards as "the smartest man in the world" -- an Einstein-like scientist, Dr. Barnhardt (Sam Jaffe). The next day, at precisely 12 o'clock, Klaatu arranges for the world to "stand still" -- he shuts down all electrical power in the world, with the exception of essentials like hospitals and planes in flight. Directed by Robert Wise, who edited Citizen Kane (1941) and The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) for director Orson Welles before going on to direct such major 1960s musicals as West Side Story (1961) and The Sound of Music (1965), The Day the Earth Stood Still was based on the story Farewell to the Master by Harry Bates.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/05/2010
UPC:
0024543694137
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
3:38:00
Sales rank:
59,737

Special Features

Closed Caption

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- I, Robot
1. Opening Titles [:24]
2. Del Spooner [1:23]
3. Spoonerville [:06]
4. The Chase [1:36]
5. Police Station [2:48]
6. Dr. Lanning's Hologram [1:38]
7. Lawrence Robertson [2:22]
8. Susan Calvin's Tour of USR [:43]
9. Sonny [1:08]
10. Factory Floor [3:23]
11. Caught [2:12]
12. The Interrogation [4:19]
13. The Cafe [:43]
14. Lanning's House [3:22]
15. The End of a Long Day [:45]
16. NS-5 Rollout [6:12]
17. Following Bread Crumbs [:10]
18. "You Are Experiencing a Car Accident" [2:40]
19. One On One [3:47]
20. The Cavalry Arrives [1:22]
21. Two Sons [:09]
22. Spooner's Past [4:44]
23. The Bike [2:57]
24. Sonny's Dream [3:08]
25. Robertson's Office [:46]
26. Shall Game [2:21]
27. Ghosts In the Machine [:11]
28. Father and Son [2:57]
29. Ambush [1:34]
30. NS-5s Come On-Line [1:01]
31. Robot Wars [:54]
32. The Back Door [5:53]
33. The Standoff [:21]
34. Viki Level [2:06]
35. Unauthorized Entry [1:40]
36. "Save Her!" [1:12]
37. Reconciliation [3:36]
38. Sonny's Future [1:44]
39. End Titles [1:35]
Disc #2 -- Day the Earth Stood Still
1. 1928 (Main Titles) [5:23]
2. In Federal Custody [6:27]
3. Impact Location: Manhattan [3:53]
4. The Object Lands [5:37]
5. Shot Down [2:45]
6. Nothing to Fear [4:29]
7. Property of the US Government [2:55]
8. Taking Time to Adapt [2:45]
9. Run! [3:29]
10. You Should Let Me Go [3:49]
11. Observing Human Behavior [2:46]
12. A Huge Risk [3:05]
13. Any Other Ideas? [1:32]
14. To Save the Earth [2:14]
15. An Unreasonable Race [3:17]
16. All Over the World [4:46]
17. The Spheres Ascend [1:39]
18. It's An Ark! [5:38]
19. Not So Different [4:06]
20. On the Brink of Destruction [2:15]
21. In Control [4:34]
22. Eaten Alive! [4:12]
23. Let Me Try [2:18]
24. Everything is Transformed [3:11]
25. Just Give Us a Chance [:02]
26. At The Precipice [2:12]
27. The Earth Stands Still [5:06]
28. End Titles [3:47]

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