Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet
  • 1956
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • U
  • Directed by: Fred M Wilcox
  • Cast: Walter Pidgeon, Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis

A classic sci-fi version of 'The Tempest' in deep space. Nielsen arrives on the remote planet and encounters the Prospero figure of Pidgeon, his daughter and their robot (Ariel). Soon all are plunged into the struggle against Caliban. Get the picture? Excellent special effects and acting make it worth seeing.

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Forbidden Planet

4 Jun 20075 stars

The best screen adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest (although Derek Jarman's punk opera 1979 version comes a close second) finally gets a decent DVD transfer with some formidable extras. Made in 1956, Fred M Wilcox's (Lassie Come Home, The Secret…

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