It Came from Outer Space

It Came from Outer Space

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Director: Jack Arnold

Cast: Jack Arnold, Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake

     
 

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Jack Arnold's science fiction classic It Came From Outer Space comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible and the soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include aSee more details below

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Jack Arnold's science fiction classic It Came From Outer Space comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible and the soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by film historian Tom Weaver, a documentary about the making of the film, still photos, posters, production notes, and the theatrical trailer. This is a very entertaining disc from Universal Studios that should have broad appeal beyond just genre enthusiasts.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Richard Gilliam
It Came From Outer Space is a Cold War-era parable warning against the dangers of paranoia and xenophobia. The film works in large part because of writer Ray Bradbury's allegorical richness; his story was the basis for Harry J. Essex's screenplay, and it represents aliens as a giant, all-seeing eye. Notable as the first of several 1950s films to have visitors from outer space take human forms, It Came is an effective companion to such paranoia films as Quatermass II (1957) and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). Even if it can't be seen its original 3-D form, Clifford Stine's tightly composed cinematography conveys the characters' sense of fear and apprehensive curiosity. Director Jack Arnold allows the story's pace to build gradually, following the careful constructs of Bradbury's tale.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/21/2002
UPC:
0025192043529
Original Release:
1953
Rating:
G
Source:
Universal Studios
Presentation:
[B&W]
Time:
1:21:00
Sales rank:
16,214

Special Features

Original documentary; Feature commentary with film historian Tom Weaver; Photograph and poster gallery; Theatrical trailer; Production notes; Cast and filmmakers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Carlson John Putnam
Barbara Rush Ellen Fields
Charles Drake Sheriff Matt Warren
Russell Johnson George
Kathleen Hughes Jane
Joe Sawyer Frank Daylon
Dave Willock Bit
Alan Dexter Dave Loring
Morey Amsterdam Actor
Budd Buster Tom
Edgar Dearing Sam
George Eldredge Dr. Snell
Brad Jackson Snell's Assistant
Warren MacGregor Toby

Technical Credits
Jack Arnold Director
William Alland Producer
Glenn E. Anderson Sound/Sound Designer
Robert F. Boyle Art Director
Leslie I. Carey Sound/Sound Designer
Harry J. Essex Screenwriter
Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
Joseph E. Gershenson Musical Direction/Supervision
Irving Gertz Score Composer
Bernard Herzbrun Art Director
David S. Horsley Special Effects
Joseph E. Kenny Asst. Director
Ruby Levitt Set Decoration/Design
Henry Mancini Score Composer
Rosemary Odell Costumes/Costume Designer
Herman Stein Score Composer
Clifford Stine Cinematographer
Paul Weatherwax Editor
Bud Westmore Makeup
Ray Bradbury Source Author

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Writer (Main Title) [3:31]
2. A Meteor? [6:27]
3. The Alien Eye [4:29]
4. Some Kind of a Ship [3:20]
5. The Creature [2:38]
6. Reporters [1:53]
7. Skeptics [4:58]
8. Alien Takeover [4:43]
9. A Warning [9:33]
10. The Miners [2:13]
11. The Trouble With Ellen [8:24]
12. A Request For Help [3:08]
13. The Sheriff's Orders [1:07]
14. Desert Showdown [5:47]
15. Preparing For the End [4:44]
16. Putnam's Gambit [2:29]
17. They'll Be Back [3:06]
18. End Titles [2:14]

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