War of the Worlds (2005)

War of the Worlds was released on DVD on November 22, 2005
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An ordinary man has to protect his children against alien invaders in this science fiction thriller, freely adapted from the classic story by H.G. Wells. Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise) is a dockworker living in New Jersey, divorced from his first wife Mary Ann (Miranda Otto) and estranged from his two children Rachel and Robbie (Dakota Fanning and Justin Chatwin), of whom he has custody on weekends. On one such visitation, looking after the kids becomes a little more difficult when, after a series of┬ástrange lighting storms hit his neighborhood, Ray discovers that a fleet of death-ray robotic spaceships have emerged nearby, part of the first wave of an all-out alien invasion of the Earth. Transporting his children from New York to Boston in an attempt to find safety at Mary Ann’s parents’ house, Ray must learn to become the protector and provider he never was in marriage. Also starring Tim Robbins, War of the Worlds was directed by Steven Spielberg, who had been planning the project for years, but set it aside until a wave of “alien invasion” films (led by Independence Day) had run its course.

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US DVD Release Date November 22, 2005
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
Australia DVD Release Date AU - Not announced

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Complete Movie Details

Run time 117 Minutes
Theater Release Date June 29, 2005
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date November 22, 2005
Actors Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Miranda Otto, Tim Robbins, Justin Chatwin, Rick Gonzalez, Yul Vazquez, Lenny Venito, Ann Robinson, Gene Barry, David Alan Basche
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Writer(s) ,
Studio Paramount Pictures
MPAA PG-13 (Rated PG-13 for frightening sequences of sci-fi violence and disturbing images)
Gross $234,280,354
Genre(s) Action, Adventure, Drama
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