You can relive a sci-fi classic on DVD and Blu-ray before the remake hits theaters. The Day the Earth Stood Still is being re-released in a two-disc special edition on December 2. This new release comes right on the heels of the new The Day the Earth Stood Still remake, which hits theaters on December 12. This new two-disc set will be priced at $19.99 SRP and the Blu-ray will be priced at $34.99 SRP. The original 1951 film stars Patricial Neal and Michael Rennie.


A spaceship lands in Washington D.C., capturing the attention of the world. But the alien emissary it brings refuses to reveal his mission to any single government, leaving the military, the politicians, and millions of ordinary people to wait in fear. Soon their distrust turns to calls for violence. But one young woman and her son befriend him…and soon realize that they may be all that stands between the human race and total destruction.

Special Features

- Commentary by Robert Wise and Nicolas Meyer

- New: Commentary by Film & Music Historians John Morgan, Steven Smith, William Stromberg and Nick Redman

- New: Isolated Score Track

- New: The Mysterious, Melodious Theremin

- New: The Day The Earth Stood Still Main Title Live Performance By Peter Pringle

- New: The Making of The Day the Earth Stood Still

- New: Decoding “Klaatu, Barada, Nikto”: Science Fiction as Metaphor Featurette

- New: A Brief History of Flying Saucers Featurette

- New: The Astounding Harry Bates Featurette

- New: Edmund North: The Man Who Made the Earth Stand Still Featurette

- New To Disc: Race To Oblivion: A Documentary Short Written And Produced By Edmund North

- New To Disc: Farewell To The Master: A Reading By Jamieson K. Price Of The Original Harry Bates Short Story

- New: Interactive Pressbook

- Fox Movietonews from 1951

- Theatrical Trailer

- Advertising Gallery

- Behind-The Scenes Gallery

- Portrait Gallery

- Production Gallery

- Spaceship Construction Blueprints

- Shooting Script

- New & Exclusive To BD: Interactive Thermin: Create Your Own Score

- New & Exclusive To BD: Gort Command: Interactive Game