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Jeff Wayne's the War of the Worlds: The New Generation [DVD] [2012]

Liam Neeson    Exempt   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
Price: 5.00 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over 10. Details
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Product details

  • Actors: Liam Neeson
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 25 Nov 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00C97AXXQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,192 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Stage musical adaptation of H.G. Wells' alien invasion novel, recorded live at London's O2 arena in 2012. The reimagined story, which was first released in 1978 as a concept album by Jeff Wayne, is narrated by Liam Neeson and includes performances by Jason Donovan, Marti Pellow and Ricky Wilson.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good music 31 Dec 2013
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Went to see the 30th anniversary tour and loved it so when this came out decided to buy as am unable to get to London with ease. Great show, changed slightly but to good effect. Not too sure about Marti Pellow as voice not very strong but, there again, I have been spoiled by seeing the wonderful Justin Hayward in the original. Be warned ... it may take a while to get some of the songs out of your head.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars War of the worlds 16 Dec 2013
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The DVD is fab, of course if you have been to the live show its not quite the same but the music the actors and the whole feel of the show is still amazing, if you weren't lucky enough to get to see it and you love the recording, then this is a must see.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the money! 23 April 2013
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I love everythig about this album. Jeff Wayne has done a great job updating his classic album, and the artists are well-chosen. My only regret is that I couldn't get to see the live show.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars W o t W 30 Dec 2013
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Loved it, it is a great reminder of just how talented this man is and is a keepsake for all who love his work,and is the only thins that keeps to the story
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5.0 out of 5 stars A feast for both eyes and ears 29 Dec 2013
By S.J.M.
I think my Mum described it best - this recording of the new live WOTW show is an entertainment feast. The New Generation version is an augmentation, rather than a wholesale revision, of the original - so fans of the latter need not worry. The likes of Richard Burton, Phil Lynott and Justin Hayward are irreplaceable but the new cast performs gamely. As Jeff Wayne himself says in one of the interviews, the aim was for new interpretations, rather than attempts to copy the original vocals. The accompaniment of visual scenes and stage props (including the impressive Martian fighting machine) adds considerably to the audio narrative and is frequently integrated into the progression of the story with a high degree of artistry and cleverness. The centerpiece, however, remains the music and it is as joyous as ever. The band and orchestra (including veterans of the original album Herbie Flowers and Chris Spedding) are on fine form and hold you transfixed right from the opening bars of Eve of the War. It would particularly reward the use of a proper sound system, as the rich, multi-layered sonic complexity is inevitably truncated when heard through standard TV speakers.

DVDs that offer, pound-for-pound, this much enjoyment for the money are rare. I would strongly recommend it to both fans of the original and those who have yet to experience Jeff Wayne's masterpiece. Stunning.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent look forward to seeing it live 17 Dec 2013
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My wife and I love both the original and new generation, we have tickets to see the show live in 2014
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very well done 16 Dec 2013
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Wonderful, enjoyed every minute, saw the musical and watching DVD was just like being there again. Would buy again and recommend
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent dvd 28 Nov 2013
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watch it again and again a must see dvd will make a great christmas gift for anyone who loves a good musical
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great show
Saw this at the cinema. Interesting to see all the musician's music - fascinating. Always liked the music, this is a great show.
Published 20 hours ago by Steve Tullett
5.0 out of 5 stars Great present
I bought this for my dad's birthday present and he said it was very good and from him that's a real compliment!
Published 1 day ago by Jen
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent.
I have seen the films, I have the lp, I have read the book, this was by far the very best of the lot. Although without the voice of Richard Burton. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Ian Mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars good
bought this as xmas an a present love war of the worlds so I can rate it excellent am happy to give it a review 10/10
Published 5 days ago by Mr. Robert A. P. Colebourne
5.0 out of 5 stars i love WoTW and that is all :)
in 2013 , the event was planed in Poland but it was cancelled , i had 3 tickets (for me and my sons) shame :(
Published 26 days ago by Jerzy
5.0 out of 5 stars gift for husband
this was a gift for my husband who is going to see the live show in December and loves the show
Published 29 days ago by denise bustin
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing.Timeless.
The story is timeless and has over the years evolved into amazing music and visual presentation. This is an amazing piece of music and although I am 63 years old will never tire of... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Radar
5.0 out of 5 stars WOTW Fan
Best thing if you cant get or afford to go see the real show. Should have gone for BlueRay though but it's great on a high def TV.
Published 1 month ago by Linda
4.0 out of 5 stars stunning
Would have given it 5 but there was too many views of the band etc that it was a little spoilt
Published 1 month ago by Jenny Wigley
5.0 out of 5 stars war of thr worlds
brilliant and better than expected. Fantastic. for anyone who likes science fiction and musicals at the same time. The best DVD ever
Published 1 month ago by Darrol Paul Tourle
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