War of the Worlds - Blu-ray Disc

War of the Worlds - Blu-ray Disc

War of the Worlds - Blu-ray Disc

Jun 01, 2010

An ordinary man has to protect his children against alien invaders in this science fiction thriller, freely adapted from the classic story by H.G. Wells.

Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise) is a dockworker living in New Jersey, divorced from his first wife Mary Ann (Miranda Otto) and estranged from his two children Rachel and Robbie (Dakota Fanning and Justin Chatwin), of whom he has custody on weekends. On one such visitation, looking after the kids becomes a little more difficult when, after a series of strange lighting storms hit his neighborhood, Ray discovers that a fleet of death-ray robotic spaceships have emerged nearby, part of the first wave of an all-out alien invasion of the Earth.

Transporting his children from New York to Boston in an attempt to find safety at Mary Ann's parents' house, Ray must learn to become the protector and provider he never was in marriage. Also starring Tim Robbins, War of the Worlds was directed by Steven Spielberg, who had been planning the project for years, but set it aside until a wave of "alien invasion" films (led by Independence Day) had run its course. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

Features Include:

    Note: Revisiting the Invasion
    The H.G. Wells Legacy
    Steven Spielberg and the Original War of the Worlds
    Characters: The Family Unit
    Production Diaries:
    East Coast-Beginning
    East Coast-Exile
    West Coast-Destruction
    West Coast-War
    Designing the Enemy: Tripods and Aliens
    Scoring War Of The Worlds
    We Are Not Alone
    Sketches by Costume Designer Joanna Johnston
    Production Stills
    Behind the Scenes
    Production Sketches
    Theatrical Teaser Trailer (HD)