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Forbidden Planet [Blu-ray]
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A word of warning though, the Ultimate Collector's Edition is a bit of a rip off. The included Robby the Robot toy was the main reason I bought this set and it's much smaller (and less detailed) than the images lead you to believe. I haven't opened mine, but it looks like it's not even articulated. Definitely not worth the extra money I had to pay. The lobby card reporductions are nice, as is the tin case, but unless you plan to display these it's hard to justify the added cost.
Be smart, skip the Ultimate Collector's Edition and buy the 50th Anniversary Edition. You'll get just the exact same transfer and bonus material without the cheap toy and lobby cards.
The Ultimate Collector's Edition metal box set is described on its' outer, partial card stock cover--and be careful when removing this as it's tricky and can be easily torn--as being made of a "unique metal alloy." (Hmm. Indestructible Krell metal perhaps???) Frankly, this deluxe set is everything I had hoped it would be, though I do have some quibble(see below). Overall, though, it's a beautiful package. One of the best super-deluxe DVD sets ever produced. It even includes a proper *gunmetal gray* 3.5" Robby (not black, as some supposed "film experts" have asserted for years) and a set of smallish FP lobby card reproductions in a printed sleeve. As an extra bonus for this release, you also get Robby's other 50s science fiction film "The Invisible Boy" and a set of smallish lobby card repros for it, too.
At last this science fiction masterpiece (classic just isn't good enough) has gotten the super-deluxe treatment--and complete digital restoration--it has long deserved. The digital picture and 5.1 sound are a marvel. FP has never looked or sounded this good--ever!Read more ›
The story is about a spacecraft sent to learn what exactly happened to a previous spacecraft and its' crew, which had been deployed many years prior, and has since not been heard from in some time. This current mission is under the command of Commander John J. Adams (Nielsen), and soon find themselves on approach to the destination planet of the now lost ship. On their arrival, they get an ominous message, from the planet, issued by a member of the original crew, Dr. Edward Morbius (Pidgeon). Despite his warnings, they land and are soon met by a robot named Robby, who escorts them to Morbius' rather posh abode. Here we learn all the members of that fated crew have been killed off, except for Morbius and his daughter (whom Morbius had when he procreated with another member of the original crew), Altaira (Francis), by some unseen, yet completely nasty, force, to which Morbius and his daughter seem immune.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a classic. I remember seeing this at the theater as a kid. Yeah, I'm a geezer.Published 1 day ago by Tim
Not the best transfer of this classic film. What is worse is the sub-standard bluray packaging, flimsy plastic box (unlike the solid DVD release). Read morePublished 1 day ago by tv21
A true sci-fi classic that has held up well over the years. Many of the new movies could learn much by watching this movie. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Chuck
Great movie and this provides it in a format that is as good as the original movie.Published 4 days ago by azidkid
I purchased this DVD because of the newly Remastered Sound Track that is now in Dolby 5.1What you get for this low, low price is outstanding. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
One of the Best classic sci-fi ever! Mandatory viewing for any sci-fi buff. Introducing Robbie the Robot! Walter Pidgeon & Leslie Nielsen - who knew. Read morePublished 7 days ago by CoCo
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