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Classic 50's Sci Fi Movie,
This review is from: When Worlds Collide [DVD]  (DVD)
Made in 1951, This pioneering sci fi movie tells the story of an impending collision with the earth, involving a fast approaching star.
Surprisingly, the government refuses to listen to warnings, so industrialists decide to finance the building of a rocketship, which is hoped will carry a chosen few to a newly discovered planet, In hope that it will support life.
Those involved in the building of the ship will be allocated a "raffle" ticket, and the limited lucky winners will gain a place on the voyage, Joining an already chosen few.
Spectacular special effects (for the time) provided by George Pal (War Of The Worlds, The Time Machine) showing storms, tidal waves, floods and earthquakes, the rocket finally blasts off, with the scenes of the collision behind it.
This is an excellent slice of 50's sci fi, Highly recommended.
The 4:3 full frame colour picture is very good, with various soundtrack and subtitle languages, Including English. Also included is the Theatrical trailer.