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Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet

Walter Pidgeon
Director: Fred Wilcox Cast: Walter Pidgeon
Walter Pidgeon
, Anne Francis
Anne Francis
, Leslie Nielsen
Leslie Nielsen
Fred Wilcox
Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet

Walter Pidgeon
Director: Fred Wilcox Cast: Walter Pidgeon
Walter Pidgeon
, Anne Francis
Anne Francis
, Leslie Nielsen
Leslie Nielsen
Fred Wilcox

Blu-ray (Color / Black & White / Wide Screen)

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MGM's first big-budget science fiction film, Forbidden Planet, combined state-of-the-art special effects with a storyline based on Shakespeare's The Tempest. In the 23rd century, Cmdr. J.J. Adams (Leslie Nielsen) guides United Planets cruiser C-57-D on a rescue mission to faraway planet Altair-4. Twenty years earlier, Earth ship Bellerophon disappeared while en route to Altair-4. Only the ship's philologist, Dr. Morbius (Walter Pidgeon), survived; in the intervening decades, Morbius has created an Edenlike world of his own, for the benefit of himself and his nubile young daughter, Altaira (Anne Francis). His private paradise is zealously guarded by Robby the Robot, a piece of technology far in advance of anything on Earth. When Adams and his crew land on Altair-4, Morbius announces that he has no intention of being rescued and returned to Earth. When Adams attempts to contact home base, he finds that his radio equipment has been smashed by some unseen force. Holding Morbius responsible, Adams confronts the scientist, who decides to tell all. At one time, according to Morbius, Altair-4 was populated by the Krel, a wise, intellectually superior race. Using leftover Krel technology, Morbius has doubled his intellect and gained the ability to shape a new world to his own specifications. Forbidden Planet was a big influence on future sci-fi outer-space efforts, especially Star Trek.

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/07/2010
UPC: 0883929114436
Original Release: 1956
Rating: G
Source: Warner Home Video
Presentation: [B&W, Wide Screen, Color]
Time: 1:38:00
Sales rank: 1,025

Special Features

Deleted Scenes and Lost Footage; 2 Follow-Up Vehicles Starring Robby the Robot: Feature Film The Invisible Boy; The Thin Man TV Series Episode Robot Client; ; TCM Original Documentary Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us; ; 2 Featurettes: Amazing! Exploring the Far Reaches of Forbidden Planet ; Robby the Robot: Engineering a Sci-Fi Icon; ; Excerpts from The MGM Parade TV Series; Theatrical Trailers of Forbidden Planet and The Invisible Boy

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Walter Pidgeon Dr. Edward Morbius
Anne Francis Alta Morbius
Leslie Nielsen Commander John J. Adams
Warren Stevens Lt. "Doc" Ostrow
Jack Kelly Lt. Farman
Richard Anderson Chief Quinn
Earl Holliman Cook
George Wallace Bosun
Bob Dix Grey
Jimmy Thompson Youngerford
James Drury Joe Strong
Harry Harvey Randall
Roger McGee Lindstrom
Peter Miller Moran
Morgan Jones Nichols
Richard Grant Silvers
Robby the Robot Actor
Frankie Darro Robby the Robot
Marvin Miller Robby
James Best Crewman
William Boyett Crewman
Les Tremayne Narrator

Technical Credits
Fred Wilcox Director
Allen Adler Original Story
Louis Barron Score Composer
Bebe Barron Score Composer
Irving A. Block Original Story
George Folsey Cinematographer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Arnold A. Gillespie Special Effects
Cyril Hume Screenwriter
Hugh Hunt Set Decoration/Design
Arthur Lonergan Art Director
Joshua Meador Special Effects
Nicholas Nayfack Producer
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Walter Plunkett Costumes/Costume Designer
George Rhein Asst. Director
Irving G. Ries Special Effects
Helen Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
William J. Tuttle Makeup
Ferris Webster Editor
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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