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Is "The Day The Earth Caught Fire" worth buying?

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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   Stefan Pedersen

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Posted December 09 2001 - 02:36 PM

I have never seen this film. Is it any good? How is the DVD? Thanks!

#2 of 5 OFFLINE   Dick



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Posted December 09 2001 - 09:42 PM

You bet! Terrific, character-driven science-fiction film directed by Val Guest ("Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas"). 2.35:1 widescreen is vividly preserved, and includes opening and closing sequences tinted orange for the first time since theatrical showings. Well-acted (by the late Janet Munroe and a wonderful Leo McKern, among others), with athoughtful and intelligent screenplay. Not an action film, but a realistic glimpse at how humanity might handle the possible end of the world (see also the wonderful TWILIGHT ZONE episode, "Midnight Sun" for a similarly-themed story). Guest does a commentary for the disc. A great buy.

#3 of 5 OFFLINE   SteveGon


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Posted December 09 2001 - 10:09 PM

Yes, definitely pick up this disc! I rented it the other day and was amazed at how good a movie it is. I'm planning on picking it up myself asap.

#4 of 5 OFFLINE   Stefan Pedersen

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Posted December 10 2001 - 04:37 AM

Thanks for your replies! I´m buying it!!

#5 of 5 OFFLINE   John Koehler

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Posted December 10 2001 - 11:29 AM

DVD Savant sums up the enthusiasm deserved by this unusual scifi classic:


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