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The Day the Earth Stood Still Reviews

James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
July 7, 2009
Sara M. Fetters
February 17, 2009
Watching this [Blu-ray] disc is almost like seeing the movie for the very first time, the image so crisp and clean it's downright breathtaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
December 29, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic

Entertainment Weekly
December 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: A
Dan Goldwasser
December 11, 2008
With an exceptional score, great visual transfer, healthy slew of new extras and a pretty inexpensive price tag, this Blu-ray is well worth picking up. Just be sure to hold on to your old "Studio Classics" release for the missing featurettes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine
December 2, 2008
Supplying even screenwriter North's translation of "Klaatu barada nikto," this classic's new package has all a fan needs save for a model ship.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
September 18, 2008
It's a film light years ahead of its time that, strangely enough, couldn't have been realised at a more perfect time.

American Cinematographer
September 18, 2008

Empire Magazine
June 9, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Mark Bourne
April 15, 2006
[Fox Studio Classics edition] gets the blue-ribbon DVD treatment ... fully restored from a new 35mm print created from original elements, a labor of love that involved two fine-grain positives -- one for this DVD and a second for the Fox vaults.

Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006
September 28, 2005
| Original Score: 3/4

DVD Beaver
March 13, 2005
Doug Maclean
January 15, 2005
Kelly Parks
Feo Amante
September 22, 2004
Klaatu is likable in many ways but make no mistake: this is not a nice guy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

February 4, 2004
David Annandale
January 24, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Sci-Fi Weekly
July 9, 2003

June 19, 2003
Terry Kemp
May 18, 2003