The original 1953 science fiction film adaptation of H.G. Wells‘ “The War of The Worlds“ appears to be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray for the first time on September 27th via Paramount Home Entertainment, according to numerous retailers.
The film, directed by Byron Haskin, starred Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Robert Cornthwaite, Sandro Giglio, William Phipps, and Jack Kruschen.
The 2-disc set release will also include the 1951 science fiction film “When Worlds Collide” directed by Rudolph Maté. It starred Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Peter Hansen, John Hoyt, Larry Keating, Rachel Ames, and Stephen Chase. That film will be included on a Blu-ray in 1080p HD “remastered from the original film elements” according to a description over on Amazon (listed below).
“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. 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.”
You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon, as well as retailer Target. The tech specs and info regarding bonus materials have not been detailed, as this release has not yet been officially announced but stay tuned for an update as this story develops.