Only 1 day left until the War starts !
By Andy McKeague
Nov 13, 2005, 7:00 GMT
(2005) A contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells's seminal classic, Steven Spielberg's sci-fi thriller reveals the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it.
Ray Ferrier (Cruise) is a divorced dockworker and somewhat less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife (Miranda Otto) and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie (Justin Chatwin) and young daughter Rachel (Dakota Fanning) for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm touches down. Moments later, Ray witnesses an extraordinary event that will change all their lives forever. A towering three-legged war machine emerges from deep beneath the earth; an ordinary day has suddenly become the most extraordinary event of their lifetimes - the first strike in a cataclysmic alien attack on Earth.
Ray scrambles to get his children away from this merciless new enemy, embarking on a journey that will take them across the ravaged countryside, where they become caught in the desperate tide of refugees fleeing from an extraterrestrial army of Tripods. But no matter where they run, there is no safety, no refuge: only Ray's unconquerable will to protect the ones he loves...
(1953) H. G. Wells' chilling novvel a Martain invasion of Earth becomes even more frightening in the 1953 film adpatation that's widely regarded as one of the greatest science fiction movies of all time. AN Oscar winnner for Best Special Effects, The War of the World delivers eye popping thrills, laser-hot action and unrelenting, edge-of-your-seat suspence. No one who has seen the film's depiction of the swan-shaped Martian machines-ticking and hissing mencingly as they cut their path of destruction-will ever forget their ominous impact!
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M&C launch 'The War of the Worlds' competition in assocation with Greenroom Digital and Paramount Home Entertainment, so for those only in the UK, you can win the 1953 Special Edition, the 2005 Special Edition and an ipod shuffle (runners up will receive the DVDs only).
'War of the Worlds (1953)' is available to buy now via Amazon
and for pre-order now via AmazonUK
'War of the Worlds (2005)' is available to pre-order now via Amazon
To be in with a chance of winning, just go to our competitions page
, fill in your details and Good Luck ! (UK only)
You can read more about the 1953 DVD in our database
You can read more about the 2005 DVD in our database