- Bildformat : 2.40:1
- Produkten har slutat tillverkas : Nej
- Paketets dimensioner : 18.6 x 13.6 x 1.6 cm; 99.79 Gram
- Tillverkarens referens : 7321900669122
- Körtid : 1 timme och 38 minuter
- Skådespelare : Walter Pidgeon, Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis, Jack Kelly, Earl Holliman
- Språk : Engelska (Dolby Digital 5.1), Tyska (Dolby Digital 1.0), Spanska (Dolby Digital 1.0)
- Studio : Warner Bros. Home Ent.
- ASIN : B000O3HFYM
- Antal skivor : 1
American sci-fi adventure starring Walter Pidgeon, Leslie Nielsen and Anne Francis. In the 23rd century, Altair IV is a planet populated only by the scientist Dr. Edward Morbius (Pidgeon), his daughter Altaira (Francis) and a droid named Robby the Robot. Morbius' obsession with discovering the secrets of the underground cities of the Krell and its long-dead inhabitants led him to kill all of his fellow explorers. However, his research is once again threatened with the arrival of another expedition, whose leader, Commander Adams (Nielson), is not deterred by the doctor's efforts to keep him away from either his adopted home or his daughter. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for its special effects.
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The Invisible Boy, Robbie the Robot's second starring role, may lack a bit of the scope of Forbidden Planet, but its a very fine film in its own right. Shot in glorious black and white, it starts off in a very light fashion, with little Timmie Merrinoe, who just wants to be a normal ten year old boy, being under constant scrutiny by his analytical father, computer programmer Dr Tom Merrinoe. His father can't understand why he can operate the most complex of computers, but can't teach his son simple maths or chess. Just to mention the computer Tom operates. Well, one evening the computer actually suggests that Timmie be brought to it, for accelerated learning. The father complies, and soon Timmie's whomping his dad at chess.
This is where things get slightly sinister. Timmie asks for a reward, for his sudden intelligence boost. What he wants is to come face to face with Robbie The Robot, currently gathering dust in a loft(Robbie's prescence is ingeniously explained with a couple of throwaway comments about time travel to the 23rd century). Timmie armed with all his new knowledge, rebuilds Robbie, and after a couple of adventures, takes him to the computer room. This has all been planned by the devious computer, who wants control of the immensly powerful Robbie to be a walking instrument, to carry out its evil plans, which it has been covertly planning since it was built. As for the 'Invisible Boy' of the title, well its something the computer suggests that Timmie undertakes, through the medium of Robbie, in order to be able to sneak him on board a rocketship, to be used as a bargaining tool. Will the computer achieve its plans for world domination?
This is an excellent film, and I do feel I should come to its defence, as it has been dismissed as a lesser feature in some reviews. Well, maybe when compared to Forbidden Planet, but few Science Fiction films are held in as high regard, as that title.
What 'The Invisible Boy' does possess, is a quirkiness and identity very much of its own. In fact its just plain weird at times, and I'm all for a bit of weird. Its part science fiction, part satire(witness the scene when the parents nonchalantly address their invisble son at the breakfast table), and the film even has moments verging on horror, as all those around Dr Tom, become mindless slaves of the super computer. Ah yes, that computer, a very sinister proposition indeed, issuing icy threats if it doesnt get compliance. A fantastic, highly underrated film.
So, to sum up, two great film on two DVD's, and a whole host of other fantastic extras. This should be a no brainer, but this is an essential purchase for anybody who enjoys robots, invisble boys, Freudian monsters or just Science Fiction films in general. 5 out of 5
The special features are great and the DVD looks brilliant. One for all Sci-fi Fans, Star trek fans, classics movie fans, animation fans if not everybody. If you don't have this DVD then you are missing out.
This film is a perfect example of the classic SCIFI creation. It is short on bells and whistles and long on thought. The true SCIFI fan will immediately recognise that what is being said is clearer and more profound than what we get from 99.999% of modern Hollywood blockbuster bunk "SCIFI".
It is both sad and refreshing to watch. Sad to consider how we have spun our wheels and slid backward for over half a century of SCIFI film making. Refreshing because it reminds us once again that most great works are about crisp clear ideas, the legacies of which are unrelated to short-term bucket loads of money and mindless marketing.
It entertained me and I presume it is of it's time, the film had another disc of extra's that I did not watch.
My friend however thought it was wonderful, and I am pleased for him.