September 30, 2023

The 1950s classics The War Of The Worlds and When Worlds Collide will hit Blu-ray on November 7th as a double feature.

The science fiction genre still remains one of the best in the movie world. After suffering a lull, it has hit back in a big way. But despite all the improved visual effects, and bigger budgets, they still can’t hold a candle to the classic 1950s science fiction movies. Two of these classics have been brought together by Paramount Home Entertainment in a double feature that will be released on Blu-ray this November.

The first, ‘When Worlds Collide’ will make its Blu-ray debut in the set. The other, one of my all-time favorites, ‘The War Of The Worlds’ will be making its 4K Ultra HD debut. The pair will be released together in a double feature set as well as a limited edition collectible set that includes both films alongside some neat collectible extras.


Enjoy two of the most iconic science fiction epics in one package: THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (1953) makes its 4K Ultra HD™ debut and is accompanied by, the new to Blu-ray™ WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE.

The limited-edition collectible release will also be available and includes THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (1953) 4K UHD™ WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE Blu-ray™, a digipack sleeve housed in a slipcase with 8 photo cards, 5 art cards, and 2 magnets.


The 1953 adaptation of H.G. Wells’ acclaimed novel, THE WAR OF THE WORLDS was nominated for three Academy Awards® and won for Best Special Effects. Experience the genre-defining Technicolor classic fully remastered in eye-popping 4K Ultra HD™ for the first time. The disc also includes the infamous 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds narrated by Orson Welles, and more. Bonus content is detailed below:

Commentary by actors Ann Robinson and Gene Barry

Commentary by film director Joe Dante, film historian Bob Burns, and Bill Warren, author of Keep Watching The Skies!

The Sky Is Falling: Making The War of the Worlds

H.G. Wells: The Father of Science Fiction

The Mercury Theatre On The Air presents The War of the Worlds radio broadcast

Original Theatrical Trailer



1951’s WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE was nominated for two Academy Awards and won for Best Special Effects. Both this film and THE WAR OF THE WORLDS were produced by George Pal, a Hungarian-American animator, director, and producer who was a leading figure in sci-fi filmmaking. Experience this thrilling classic remastered from the original film elements and on Blu-ray for the first time ever.


Release Date: November 7, 2022

Run Time: 167 Minutes

UK Rating: PG – Contains mild violence and horror

IE Rating: PG

Both films are worthy of purchase alone. But being brought together as a double feature makes this set a must-buy for all science fiction fans worldwide. I have already preordered mine. And you can order either set or both here.

Are you a fan of these movies? Will you be buying one or both of these sets? Which one is your favorite? Sound off in the comments section below!

Source: Paramount Home Entertainment

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