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The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)

  • Country of origin: UK
  • Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
  • Director: Val Guest
  • Length: 99 min
  • IMDb rating: The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961) on IMDb
Poster of The Day the Earth Caught Fire

Selected disc options for The Day the Earth Caught Fire

Extras
Kino box art
Kino BD-ALL/US 2020
BFI box art
BFI BD-B/UK 2014
Anchor Bay box art
Anchor Bay DVD-1/US/OOP 2001
Audio Commentary by Director Val Guest, Moderated by Ted Newsom has extra has extra has extra
Audio Commentary by Richard Harland Smith has extra
Hot Off the Press: Revisiting “The Day the Earth Caught Fire” (33:21) has extra
“The Day the Earth Caught Fire”: An Audio Appreciation by Graeme Hobbs (8:45) has extra
The Guardian Lecture: Director Val Guest and Yolande Dolan - Interviewed by David Meeker (1998, 62:20) has extra
Interview with Actor Leo McKern (2001, 8:56) has extra
Stills Gallery [Anchor Bay] has extra
Stills Gallery [BFI] (6:52) has extra
Biography: Director Val Guest has extra
Theatrical Trailer (3:04) has extra has extra has extra
TV Spots (x4, 1:57) has extra has extra has extra
Radio Spots (x4, 2:08) has extra has extra
“Operation Hurricane” (Short, 1952, 33:03) has extra
“The H-Bomb” (Short, 1956, 21:15) has extra
“The Hole in the Ground” (Short, 1962, 29:46) has extra
“Think Bike” (Short, 1978, 0:49) has extra

Notes

  • BFI’s Blu-ray includes a 28-page booklet with writing by John Oliver and Marcus Hearn.
  • Anchor Bay’s DVD includes a booklet with writing by Mark Wickum.

Ultimate Edition

Combine the best digital presentation with a selection of choice extras for the ultimate edition.

Presentation Kino BD 2020
  • Video
    • File 1
      • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
      • Resolution: 1080p23.976
      • Overall bit rate: 37.72 Mbps
      • Aspect ratio: 2.24:1
      • Length:1:39:39.515
      • File size: 28.69 GiB
  • Audio
    • File 1
      • Language: English DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 1557 kbps
      • Bit depth: 16-bit
  • Subtitles
    • English
BFI BD 2014
  • Video
    • File 1
      • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
      • Resolution: 1080p
      • Aspect ratio: 2.38:1
  • Audio
    • File 1
      • Language: English LPCM 1.0
  • Subtitles
    • English
Extras Audio Commentary by Director Val Guest, Moderated by Ted Newsom Kino BD
Audio Commentary by Richard Harland Smith Kino BD
Hot Off the Press: Revisiting “The Day the Earth Caught Fire” (33:21) BFI BD
“The Day the Earth Caught Fire”: An Audio Appreciation by Graeme Hobbs (8:45) BFI BD
The Guardian Lecture: Director Val Guest and Yolande Dolan - Interviewed by David Meeker (1998, 62:20) BFI BD
Interview with Actor Leo McKern (2001, 8:56) BFI BD
Stills Gallery [Anchor Bay] Anchor Bay DVD
Stills Gallery [BFI] (6:52) BFI BD
Theatrical Trailer (3:04, 480i) Kino BD
TV Spots (x4, 1:57, 480p) Kino BD
Radio Spots (x4, 2:08) Kino BD
“Operation Hurricane” (Short, 1952, 33:03) BFI BD
“The H-Bomb” (Short, 1956, 21:15) BFI BD
“The Hole in the Ground” (Short, 1962, 29:46) BFI BD
“Think Bike” (Short, 1978, 0:49) BFI BD