H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds (2005 film)

  • Anthony Piana: the writer
  • Jack Clay: Ogilvy
  • John Kaufmann: the doctor
  • Darlene Sellers: Mrs. Elphinstone
  • Jamie Lynn Sease: Miss Elphinstone
  • James Lathrop: the gunner
  • Susan Goforth: the wife

HG Wells' The War of the Worlds (Eng. The War of the Worlds ) is a science fiction film with horror elements by Timothy Hines in 2005 and an adaptation of the novel by HG Wells.

This is the closest the novel adaptation, inter alia, is located in the 19th century and comes to a life of around 3 hours.


Martians attack in three-legged fighting machines to the United Kingdom to conquer from there the raw material and water- rich soil. The earthly military is inferior to the alien invaders hopeless and must watch the destruction of the cities. Only the bacteria on earth can defeat by their immune system is not adapted the Martians.


The planned for 2001 book faithful implementation of the movie director Timothy Hines with his small independent production company Pendragon Pictures has been stopped because of the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001. In 2004, the filming continued and with several years of delay ended ( due to budget problems) in March 2005. This film version is sold only as a " direct-to- DVD" compromise with Paramount's theater project and the rights - holders, at first only as a region -1 DVD with the possibility of a pan-European or worldwide DVD and Blu- Ray release soon.


There are four different versions:

  • 2005: " HG Wells' The War of the Worlds" (180 minutes Fullscreen)
  • 2006: "The Classic War of the Worlds" (125 Minutes, Widescreen )
  • 2007: " HG Wells' The War of the Worlds - Director's Cut - We Can not Stop Them " (135 Minutes, Widescreen )
  • 2012: "The War of the Worlds - The True Story" ( found-footage style)


The first reviews spoke of a " truly sensational 1:1 - the Victorian style of the 19th century, true - word for word, scene by scene book - rich reaction with 180 minutes running time ." The majority of the audience, however, fell from a very negative reviews, saying the director every talent for telling a story from.