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Madman Entertainment in Australia is going to be releasing The War of the Worlds (1953) on Blu-ray on 5/27. The 4K restoration was available on itunes for a time, but this marks the film's first physical release in 4k.

The limited edition (just 1500 units) is mastered from the new 4K restoration of the original camera negative and will include exclusive audio commentary by film critics Barry Forshaw & Kim Newman, audio commentary by actor Gene Barry and actress Ann Robinson, audio commentary by Joe Dante, Bob Burns, and Bill Warren.

Additional features include "The Sky is Falling: Making The War of the Worlds documentary", the "H.G. Wells: The Father of Science Fiction" featurette, The Mercury Theatre on the Air Presents: The War of the Worlds Radio Broadcast from 1938, and the film’s theatrical trailer.

Fair warning, this may or may not be region locked.

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