The Day The Earth Stood Still
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  • Rated: G
  • Genre: Drama, Classic, Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi
  • Year: 2008
English: Stereo / English, French, & Spanish: Mono
French & Spanish / Subtitled


The Day The Earth Stood Still depicts the arrival of an alien dignitary, Klaatu (Michael Rennie), who has come to earth with his deadly robot, Gort (Lock Martin), to deliver the message that earthlings must stop warring among themselves--or else. After being shot at by military guards, Klaatu is brought to a Washington, D.C. hospital, where he begs a sympathetic but frank Major White (Robert Osterloh) to gather all the world's leaders so he can tell them more specifically what he has come to warn them about. Losing patience, Klaatu slips into the human world, adapting a false identity and living at a boarding house where he meets a smart woman with a conscience and her inquisitive son. Both mother and son soon find themselves embroiled in the complex mystery of Klaatu, his message and the government's witch hunt for the alien.

Disc Information

Side 1:
*Commentary by Robert Wise and Nicolas Meyer
*Movie Tone news of the premiere events of 1951
*Theatrical trailerevents of 1951
*Theatrical trailer

Side 2:
*Making The Earth Stand Still documentary
*Restoration comparison
*6 Still galleries
*Trailers: Journey to the Center of the Earth, & One Million Years B.C.

Cast & Crew

Keanu Reeves ... Klaatu
Jennifer Connelly ... Helen Benson
Jon Hamm ... Dr. Michael Granier
Kathy Bates ... Regina Jackson
Jaden Smith ... Jacob Benson
John Cleese ... Professor Barnhardt
Kyle Chandler ... John Driscoll


Ann Hornaday Washington Post | December 12, 2008

Solemn, sober and efficient, The Day the Earth Stood Still gets the job done and moves on.

Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald | December 12, 2008

Even if you know the original by heart, the new Earth has a couple of surprises in store, although the message remains the same: Watch it, Man.


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