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The Day the Earth Stood Still

(DVD - 2009 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Day the Earth Stood Still
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Governments and scientists race to unravel the mystery behind a visitor's appearance. Dr. Helen Benson is a renowned scientist who finds herself face-to-face with an alien called Klaatu. Klaatu has traveled across the universe to warn of an impending global crisis. She quickly discovers the deadly ramifications of Klaatu's claim that he is a 'friend to the Earth.' Now, she and her yourng stepson must find a way to convince the entity who was sent to destroy humans that mankind is worth saving, but it may be too late.
Statement of Responsibility: Twentieth Century Fox presents a 3 Arts Entertainment production in association with Dune Entertainment ; produced by Erwin Stoff, Gregory Goodman, Paul Harris Boardman ; screenplay by David Scarpa ; directed by Scott Derrickson
Title: The day the Earth stood still
[videorecording]
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2009
Edition: Widescreen
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2008
Based on the screenplay by Edmund H. North which was based on a story by Harry Bates
Contents: Disc 1: The day the Earth stood still (2008 version)
Disc 2: The day the Earth stood still (1951 version) / Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation ; produced by Julian Blaustein ; story by Harry Bates ; screenplay by Edmund H. North ; directed by Robert Wise
Credits: (1951 version): music, Bernard Herman ; director of photography, Leo Toder ; film editor, William Reynolds.
Performers: ["1951 version cast: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe, Billy Gray, Frances Bavier, Lock Martin.<br/>", "Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Jaden Smith, John Cleese, Jon Hamm, Kyle Chandler, Kathy Bates.<br/>"]
Summary: Governments and scientists race to unravel the mystery behind a visitor's appearance. Dr. Helen Benson is a renowned scientist who finds herself face-to-face with an alien called Klaatu. Klaatu has traveled across the universe to warn of an impending global crisis. She quickly discovers the deadly ramifications of Klaatu's claim that he is a 'friend to the Earth.' Now, she and her yourng stepson must find a way to convince the entity who was sent to destroy humans that mankind is worth saving, but it may be too late.
Audience: CHV rating PG violence, coarse language
MPAA rating PG-13 for some sci-fi disaster images and violence
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital mono
Other Language: (1951 version): English (Dolby 5.1, Dolby mono.), dubbed French (Dolby mono) or dubbed Spanish (Dolby mono.) dialogue; English or Spanish subtitles
(2008 version): English (Dolby 5.1), dubbed French (Dolby 5.1) or dubbed Spanish (Dolby 5.1) dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed captioned
Subject Headings: Bates, Harry, 1900-1981 Film and video adaptations Life on other planets Drama. gsafd Científicos United States Teatro. bidex Científicos Estados Unidos Teatro. bidex Extraterrestres Teatro. bidex Mothers and sons United States Drama Human beings Drama Nature Effect of human beings on Drama Women scientists United States Drama Human-alien encounters Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films
Film remakes
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Science fiction films
Feature films
Feature films-United States
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Science fiction films
Life on other planets-Drama
Film adaptations
Topical Term: Life on other planets
Científicos
Científicos
Extraterrestres
Mothers and sons
Human beings
Nature
Women scientists
Human-alien encounters
Publisher No: 2256968
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE D
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Retitled - "The Day The Earth Got Stupid And Went to McDonalds"_____ Put bluntly, to compare this dreadful remake to the glowing, 1951 original would be like comparing a bucket of steaming vomit to, say, a garden of delicate violets, or something to that general effect._____ Do you suppose that the filmmakers of this stinkin' excuse for a remake were so bloody conceited as to believe that they were actually improving on the original?_____ Like, how many new levels of sheer stupidity can one movie stoop to before it falls flat on its face?_____ It totally killed me that this hypocritical, little flick actually preached that well-worn cliche which warns us all that "Violence is not the answer to our problems" - And, yet, all that this film was about was excessive violence (for it own sake?)._____ And, how fitting it was that an all-important meeting (of profound significance) which took place between Klaatu and a fellow alien-being was done over cokes in a crappy, old McDonalds._____ Doesn't actor Keanu Reeves know any other facial expressions besides that of a blank stare?_____ And actor Jaden Smith (Will Smith's no-talent son) was a despicable, snot-nosed suck who made my skin just crawl. -

Nov 17, 2013
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Retitled - "The Day The Earth Got Stupid And Went to McDonalds"_____ Put bluntly, to compare this dreadful remake to the glowing, 1951 original would be like comparing a bucket of steaming vomit to, say, a garden of delicate violets, or something to that general effect._____ Do you suppose that the filmmakers of this stinkin' excuse for a remake were so bloody conceited as to believe that they were actually improving on the original?_____ Like, how many new levels of sheer stupidity can one movie stoop to before it falls flat on its face?_____ It totally killed me that this hypocritical, little flick actually preached that well-worn cliche which warns us all that "Violence is not the answer to our problems" - And, yet, all that this film was about was excessive violence (for it own sake?)._____ And, how fitting it was that an all-important meeting (of profound significance) which took place between Klaatu and a fellow alien-being was done over cokes in a crappy, old McDonalds._____ Doesn't actor Keanu Reeves know any other facial expressions besides that of a blank stare?_____ And actor Jaden Smith (Will Smith's no-talent son) was a despicable, snot-nosed suck who made my skin just crawl.

Aug 28, 2013
  • zipread rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The Day the Earth Stood Still DVD Starring Keanu Reeves. This is a 2006 remake of the 1951 movie by the same name. Posters for the original film (which has been included in this two disc set) featured the ominous extraterrestrial giant who has a supporting role in this video. Is it a good watch? Sure. Even if some of the story is implausible --- but then that’s the nature of the sci-fi beast. Are the special effects good? Oh yes, they are that. It’s a story with a message. The world is being destroyed by a cancerous humanity and the aliens are here to fix it. ‘Nough said. P.S. Are those critters related to the SG1 replicators?

special effects made it more interesting. The only negative was Will Smith's kid. Why is he acting. He's terrible and always has that stupid smirk on his face like he's doing eveyone a favor by being in the film. Wish I could delete him on the dvd.

May 11, 2012
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Day the earth stood still (Motion picture : 1951) A++ this one only gets a C+____its a so so dvd
This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. “Not too bad---good performance”. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

Aug 16, 2011
  • tj_is_cool rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Not as good as the original

May 21, 2011
  • docjnsuss rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

As others have pointed out this is a remake of the 1951 black and white movie of the same name. The original has more punch in terms of drama and storyline. In this remake, the storyline is changed to include an environmental aspect. Specifically that we earthlings are not taking proper care of the planet. Alas, there's not even a chant of Klaatu, Veradu, Nickto (or something to that effect). Watch the original movie, it's much better.

Jan 22, 2011
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The original black and white in 2nd disc has better story line but the 2009 remake has decent special effects.

Sep 22, 2010
  • fmaack rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

'Whoa, Dude, I'm an alien'.

A horrible adaption of the 1950s movie of the same name. This movie is horrible. Do not watch it under any circumstances. Why on Earth does Keanu Reeves keep getting roles?

Sep 06, 2010
  • jdneochi rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This movie was lame. Really, it was. For starters, the trailer for the movie makes it look all action-y and like an aliens invasion and all out war. But lets just say the main plot involves the love of the earth and a giant cool looking robot that sits around and does nothing. Lots of people shoot at it, but does it fight back? Does it activate a cool laser and kill everyone like the trailer makes you believe? Nope, just disarms stuff... Seriously, why go to the trouble of building an indestructable robot if you're not going to add lasers to it, or atleast a cool gun. But I digress, this is a Drama that a hippy probably wrote regarding how important it is to save the earth and avoid pollution. The ending is particularly lame.

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May 29, 2013
  • h3chiu rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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Jan 18, 2010
  • bluedragon123 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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Ahhh.......im scared

Nov 29, 2011
  • Sunnchilde rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Are you aware of an imminent attack on the planet Earth?" "You should let me go."

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