Paramount Presents: War of the Worlds & When Worlds Collide

The War of the Worlds and When Worlds Collide is a great George Pal double feature from Paramount Presents. This newly packaged double dose of 50s sci-fi is a wild trip of paranoia that only George Pal can administer. George Pal was the grandfather of modern science fiction. There is a certain charm to these movies that still hold the test of time.

Two of the most iconic science fiction epics come to Paramount Presents in this out-of-this-world limited-edition double feature from producer George Pal. Making its 4K UHD debut, WAR OF THE WORLDS is an Oscar-winning adaptation of the chilling H.G. Wells novel. The War of the Worlds delivers eye-popping thrills, laser-hot action and unrelenting, edge-of-your-seat suspense. No one who has seen the film’s depiction of the swan-shaped Martian machines-ticking and hissing menacingly as they cut their path of destruction-will ever forget their ominous impact!

Then, get ready for impending disaster, when a runaway star signals the destruction of Earth in WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE, included on Blu-ray remastered from the original film elements. Both are essential Technicolor masterpieces from the Golden Age of Hollywood, delivering eye-popping visual effects and unmatched sound design.

An impending collision with a runaway star signals the destruction of the earth. The government refuses to listen to scientists, but private industrialists finance the building of a spaceship, which will carry a limited number of people to another planet to begin a new civilization. As doomsday approaches, they race against time and the panic of those who will be left behind. The potential pulverizing impact of the collision, the massive tidal waves and devastating earthquakes and the final cosmic smashup make a chilling panorama of disaster. The balance between human and planetary drama is excellently maintained as the movie builds to its fascinating, unforgettable climax.

The government refuses to listen to scientists, but private industrialists finance the building of a spaceship, which will carry a limited number of people to another planet to begin a new civilization. As doomsday approaches, they race against time and the panic of those who will be left behind. The potential pulverizing impact of the collision, the massive tidal waves and devastating earthquakes, and the final cosmic smashup make a chilling panorama of disaster. The balance between human and planetary drama is excellently maintained as the movie builds to its fascinating, unforgettable climax.

  • Commentary by Actors Ann Robinson and Gene Barry
  • Commentary by Film Director Joe Dante, Film Historian Bob Burns, and Bill Warren, author of “Keep Watching The Skies”!
  • The Sky Is Falling: Making The War of the Worlds
  • H.G. Wells: The Father of Science Fiction
  • The Mercury Theatre On The Air presents The War of the Worlds Radio Broadcast
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

The estate of H.G. Wells was so pleased with the final product that it offered George Pal his choice of any other of Wells’ properties. Pal chose The Time Machine (1960).