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The day the Earth stood still

Stoff, Erwin

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.

MPAA rating: PG-13; for some sci-fi disaster images and violence.|||CHV rating: PG; violence, coarse language.|||adult

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.

Based on the screenplay by Edmund H. North which was based on a story by Harry Bates.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.

Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Jaden Smith, John Cleese, Jon Hamm, Kyle Chandler, Kathy Bates.

1951 version cast: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe, Billy Gray, Frances Bavier, Lock Martin.

DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital mono.

(2008 version): English (Dolby 5.1), dubbed French (Dolby 5.1) or dubbed Spanish (Dolby 5.1) dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed captioned.

(1951 version): English (Dolby 5.1, Dolby mono.), dubbed French (Dolby mono) or dubbed Spanish (Dolby mono.) dialogue; English or Spanish subtitles.

(2008 version): edited by Wayne Wahrman ; director of photography, David Tattersall ; music, Tyler Bates.

(1951 version): music, Bernard Herman ; director of photography, Leo Toder ; film editor, William Reynolds.

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