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War Of The Worlds: Looking Back on the Martian Apocalypse
by Staff Writers
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 03, 2013

WAR OF THE WORLDS THE TRUE STORY is presented as the eyewitness account of Bertie Wells, the last living survivor of the Earth/Mars War as he struggles to find his wife amidst the destruction of humankind at the hands of terrifying alien invaders.

Pendragon Pictures announces the release of WAR OF THE WORLDS THE TRUE STORY on DVD, a critically acclaimed Oscar contender featuring epic battles, giant robotic walking war machines, heat-ray weapons, frightening alien creatures, human loss, love and the triumph of spirit.

Years before Spielberg's production of War of the Worlds, in 2001, another large budget movie of the H.G. Wells story was in the works by director Timothy Hines. With a budget of $42 million and in negotiation with Charlize Theron and Michael Caine to star, the movie was abruptly halted along with a slew of action driven Hollywood pictures when the 9-11 terrorist attack occurred.

Following the shutdown, Director Timothy Hines and producer partners Susan Goforth and Donovan Le spent more than a decade to remount the movie and bring their unique epic version of the H.G. Wells classic to the screen.

Hines finally triumphs with his ambitious, breathtaking movie, WAR OF THE WORLDS THE TRUE STORY. Having played in select theaters across the United States to fan raves, critics' praise, and qualifying as an Oscar contender for the 85th Academy Awards, the movie is available now on DVD here.

Frank Sheck of The Hollywood Reporter called the movie, "Impressive," and said, "Director/Editor Hines weaves the various styles of footage together in expert fashion."

Critic Gary Goldstein of the Los Angeles Times said, "'War of the Worlds The True Story is clever like Wells. Hugely inventive and ambitious, a mock sci-fi docudrama packed with a truly impressive - and clever - mix of editing (a reported 3 1/2 years' worth), special effects, visual artistry and offbeat storytelling."

And Steven Rose Jr. for the Sacramento Examiner said, "'The True Story' carries the suspense and drama of both the 1953 movie and Spielberg's 2005 version but in a more realistic manner through its documentary style."

WAR OF THE WORLDS THE TRUE STORY, like Wells' classic book that was presented as a news reporter's first hand memoir, and the famous 1938 Orson Welles radio broadcast that caused Americans to believe an actual invasion was in progress, the movie treats the invasion as reality.

WAR OF THE WORLDS THE TRUE STORY is presented as the eyewitness account of Bertie Wells, the last living survivor of the Earth/Mars War as he struggles to find his wife amidst the destruction of humankind at the hands of terrifying alien invaders.

Unrated, 97 minutes. Extras: The Special Effects of featurette, The Moviemakers Talk, Screening at Chapman University after conversation with Professor Allen Levy, best selling sci-fi fantasy author and father of Steampunk, James P. Blaylock, director Timothy Hines and the audience. Also Hi-Definition Trailer and TV spots. You can find WAR OF THE WORLDS THE TRUE STORY DVD here.


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