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H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds (2005)

H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds (also known as The Classic War of the Worlds or simply as War of the Worlds) is one of three film adaptations of H. G. Wells' classic novel of the same name released in 2005, about a Martian invasion of Earth. This version was produced by the independent film production company Pendragon Pictures and unlike the other film adaptations which were set in current day in the United States, it was the first set in the book's original time period and location, in the Victorian era of the late 1890s in England. The film is shot entirely with colour schemes to resemble the film quality of the early 20th century, and has been noted for its "extreme faithfulness" to Wells' novel. It received mostly negative reviews by critics and was released on DVD in America. The movie has recently been released through GAGA on DVD in Japan. The film has altogether sold over half a million DVDs in the United States and Canada. Two additional versions of the 2005 film were released: a trimmed-down Director's Cut, and a Classic edition, re-edited with new footage. A full reboot of the film was released in 2012 titled War of the Worlds – The True Story, reframing Wells' story as actual history, set in a documentary discovering that history.

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Director: Timothy Hines
Distributor: Pendragon Pictures
Release date: June 14, 2005
Running time: 180 min.
Budget: $25 million (est.)

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