Boy, was I shocked when I went to the local CVS pharmacy to get a prescription filled only to look at their bargain DVDs and saw the new Pendragon 1898 version of War of the Worlds on DVD! And it was $9.99. Now, were they originally supposed to release the DVD at the same time it hit theaters? Or did they know it was going to be such a huge flop that they went ahead and put it out now? This movie has to be the worst piece of crap I have ever seen! Ed Wood meets John Waters doing a pseudo psychedelic silent film. Definitely an "art" film and way over the top! An absolute bore! If anyone can tell me that this low budget (they can't even afford real fire)film is true to the book? Eric BTW... it is distributed on DVD by Sterling Entertainment, is widescreen, has the trailer and a couple of static extras. UPC: 0 84296 40760 6. My copy is a bit choppy during quick side movement but the bitrate is almost a constant 10.0.