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On June 29th, 2005, Earth goes to war. From Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures comes "War of the Worlds," directed by Steven Spielberg and starring international superstar Tom Cruise. A contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells's seminal classic, the sci-fi adventure thriller reveals the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it. The film also stars Dakota Fanning, Miranda Otto, Justin Chatwin, and Tim Robbins.

Cruise stars as Ray Ferrier, a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife (Miranda Otto) and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie (Justin Chatwin) and young daughter Rachel (Dakota Fanning) for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm touches down.

Moments later, at an intersection near his house, Ray witnesses an extraordinary event that will change all their lives forever. A towering three-legged war machine emerges from deep beneath the earth and, before anyone can react, incinerates everything in sight. An ordinary day has suddenly become the most extraordinary event of their lifetimes – the first strike in a catastrophic alien attack on Earth.

Ray scrambles to get his children away from this merciless new enemy, embarking on a journey that will take them across the ravaged countryside, where they become caught in the desperate tide of refugees fleeing from an extraterrestrial army of Tripods.

But no matter where they run, there is no safety, no refuge … only Ray's unconquerable will to protect the ones he loves.

DVD Features

  • Available Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS 5.1 ES), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Revisiting the Invasion: Introduction with Steven Spielberg
  • Featurette: The H. G. Wells Legacy
  • Production Diary: Part I - Filming on the East Coast , Part A
  • Production Diary: Part II - Filming on the West Coast, Part A
  • Pre-Visualization
  • Designing the Enemy: Tripods and Aliens

Cast

Tom CruiseRay Ferrier
Dakota FanningRachel Ferrier
Miranda OttoMary Ann
Justin ChatwinRobbie
Tim RobbinsHarlan Ogilvy
Rick GonzalezVincent
Yul VazquezJulio (as Yul Vázquez)
Lenny VenitoManny the Mechanic
Lisa Ann WalterBartender
Ann RobinsonGrandmother
Gene BarryGrandfather
David Alan BascheTim
Roz AbramsHerself
Michael BrownleeTV Reporter, Osaka
Camillia Sanes MonetNews Producer (as Camillia Sanes)
Marlon YoungNews Cameraman
John EddinsNews Van Driver
Peter GeretyHatch Boss / Load Manager
David HarbourDock Worker
Miguel Antonio FerrerBrazilian Neighbor
January LaVoyBrazilian Neighbor's Wife
Stephen GevedonNeighbor with Lawnmower
Julie WhiteWoman
Marianne EbertHysterical Woman (as Marianni Ebert)
Rafael SardinaMechanic's Assistant
Amy RyanNeighbor with Toddler
Ed VassalloIntersection Guy
Michael ArthurIntersection Guy
Danny HochIntersection Guy Cop
Sharrieff PughMan Studying Street
Erika LaVonnPhotographer
Christopher Evan WelchPhotographer
John Michael BolgerMan Holding Woman
Omar JermaineMan Holding Woman
Robert CicchiniGuy in Suit
Jim HannaBus Driver
Tracy HoweCrowd Onlooker
Adam Lazarre-WhiteCrowd Onlooker
Vito D'AmbrosioCrowd Onlooker
Laura Zoe QuistCrowd Onlooker
Ana Maria QuintanaCrowd Onlooker
Lorelei LleeCrowd Onlooker
Mark ManleyFerry Worker
John ScurtiFerry Captain
Becky Ann BakerDisaster Relief Volunteer
Mariann MayberryMother
Ty Simpkins3 Year Old Boy
Jerry WalshSmart Guy
Tommy GuiffreNational Guardsman
Daniel FranzeseNational Guardsman
Ed SchiffOlder Man
Ellen BarryWoman from Upstate
Amy HohnPanicky Woman
Dan ZiskieInformative Guy (as Daniel Ziskie)
David ConleyIll-Informed Guy
Daniel Eric GoldConspiracy Buff
Booker T. WashingtonConspiracy Debunker
Maggie LaceyUpset Mother
Eric ZuckermanDoomsday Guy
Daniel A. JacobsYounger Man
Asha R. NanavatiWoman in Crowd
Joaquin Perez-CampbellYoung Soldier in Tank
Dendrie TaylorWell Meaning Mother
James DuMontWell-Meaning Father
Travis Aaron WadeWar of the Worlds Soldier
Benjamin CiaramelloWar of the Worlds Soldier (as Benny Ciaramello)
Ricky LunaWar of the Worlds Soldier
Columbus ShortWar of the Worlds Soldier
Kent FaulconWar of the Worlds Soldier
Kevin CollinsMarine Major
Terry ThomasMarine Major
Clay BringhurstAirforce Pilot
Jorge-Luis PalloArmy Private
Suanne SpokeBusinesswoman
Kirsten NelsonBusinesswoman
Melody GarrettOlder Woman
Lauri JohnsonOlder Woman
Takayo FischerOlder Woman
Shanna CollinsTeenager
Elizabeth Jayne HongTeenager
Art ChudabalaMan in Basket
Jeffrey HutchinsonMan in Basket
Dempsey PappionMan in Basket
Chris ToddMan in Basket
Johnny KastlBoston Soldier
Juan Carlos HernándezBoston Soldier
Bruce W. Derdoski Jr.Boston Soldier
John N. MoralesBoston Soldier
Morgan FreemanNarration (voice)

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Ah, War of the Worlds. Being a fan of Action films and pretty interested in some of...

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Spielberg uses his considerable talents, and, for the first time relies on a lot of...

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War of the Worlds stars Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning and is a remake of the previous...

  • Genre: Sci-Fi Movies
  • Theme(s): Sci-Fi (Futuristic)
  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Producer: Paramount Pictures
  • Length: 116 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJun 29, 2005
    EuropeJul 1, 2005
    JapanJun 29, 2005
    AustraliaJun 29, 2005
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
    Europe12A
    AustraliaM
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaJun 1, 2010
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaNov 1, 2005
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