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The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

Street Date:
December 2nd, 2008
Movie Release Year:
MPAA Rating:
Fox Home Entertainment
92 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Science Fiction


Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe


Robert Wise

Plot Synopsis:

An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.

Technology specifications:

• Audio Commentary by Robert Wise and Nicolas Meyer
• Audio Commentary by Film & Music Historians John Morgan, Steven Smith, William Stromberg and Nick Redman
• Isolated Score Track
• The Mysterious, Melodious Theremin
• The Day The Earth Stood Still Main Title Live Performance by Peter Pringle
• Documentary: "The Making of The Day the Earth Stood Still"
• Featurettes: "Decoding 'Klaatu, Barada, Nikto': Science Fiction as Metaphor," "A Brief History of Flying Saucers," "The Astounding Harry Bates," "Edmund North: The Man Who Made the Earth Stand Still"
• "Race To Oblivion: A Documentary Short" Written and Produced by Edmund North
• " Farewell To The Master": A Reading By Jamieson K. Price of the Original Harry Bates Short Story
• Still Galleries: "Advertising Gallery," "Behind-The Scenes Gallery," "Portrait Gallery," "Production Gallery," "Spaceship Construction Blueprints," "Shooting Script," " Interactive Pressbook"
• Fox Movietonews from 1951
• Theatrical Trailer

Exclusive HD Content

• Interactive Thermin: Create Your Own Score
• Gort Command: Interactive Game

Technical Specs

  • Blu-ray
  • BD-25 Single-Layer Disc

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 1080p/AVC MPEG-4

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • 1.33:1

Audio Formats

  • English DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 5.1 Surround
  • French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround


  • English SDH
  • French Subtitles
  • Spanish Subtitles
  • Mandarin Subtitles
  • Cantonese Subtitles


  • Audio Commentaries
  • Documentary
  • Featurettes
  • Still Galleries
  • Short Film
  • Theatrical Trailers

Exclusive HD Content

  • Featurette
  • Interadtive Game