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This review is from: Forbidden Planet [Blu-ray]  [Region Free] (Blu-ray)This is possibly the only 1950s sci-fi classic movie which still holds up in terms of believable special effects and in vibrant colour on blu-ray the film looks as great as ever. But what made Forbidden Planet so exceptional was the cast, the attention to detail, the plot (based on Shakespeare's The Tempest,) and the way it was all believably transferred to a different planet. (And of course Robbie the Robot became a star in his own right.)
The eventually revealed origin and nature of the beast which threatens them all lends further weight and dignity to what could have been an escapist potboiler.
As it is, this is not just the best sci-fi movie of the 50s but one of the best sci-fi movies of all time.