Video Release: November 14, 2006
Rating: G (MPAA)
Studio: Warner Home Video
- Closed Captioned
- Runtime: 98 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in French, English, French, Spanish, English, English, Spanish
Shakespeare's "The Tempest" is transformed in this landmark science-fiction film with groundbreaking special effects. Space men travel to a planet ruled by expatriate Pidgeon who has built a kingdom with his daughter and obedient robot Robby. There the good doctor is plagued by his mad quest for knowledge through his "brain booster" machine, and by Freudian "monsters from the id" as his daughter discovers other men and learns to kiss.
Color by Eastmancolor. Shot in CinemaScope. "Electronic tonalities" by Louis and Bebe Barron. Joshua Meador, who worked on the special effects team, was loaned to MGM by Walt Disney Productions. The story is loosely based on Shakespeare's classic play "The Tempest." Rated BBFC U by the British Board of Film Censors.