I just received in the mail today from Amazon.com a copy of the new Special Collector’s Edition of the 1953 sci-fi classic film, War of the Worlds. This extraveganza of 1950’s ray guns, Martian fighting machines, and gorgeous Technicolor has been a favorite of mine for many years. It’s the only film I know, for example, that features the original jet powered Northrop Flying Wing in one of the military’s futile attacks on the Martians. And those manta ray shaped Martian machines with the flexible “cobra” weapons are just so cool!
But wait — there’s more.