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Special Edition that's well worth a purchase,
This review is from: The War of the Worlds (Special Edition) (1953) [DVD] (DVD)
War of the Worlds, the good version. Lovely deep colours, unique designs, terrifying sounds (I still get goose-bumps from the hiss the martian heat ray makes as it surveys its surroundings) and inspired effects add up to a terrific movie.
It has a terrific package to go with it -- two commentaries by people who really know their stuff, a couple of neat documentaries (what a shame about the original models!) and a clear, sharp picture. So sharp, in fact, that the support cables are all too visible, unfortunately.
Still the best film of Wells' novel. Steven Spielberg, eat your heart out.
As I write this, it's only £6. You'd be a fool not to.