From DVD Talk, a reviewer known as DVD Savant (apparently a modest and unassuming guy named Glenn Erickson , as he rarely seems to write under his own name), has written a very enjoyable two-part review on Invaders From Mars (1953). Part One describes how the film is often derided as a low-budget kid’s movie. In Part Two (my favorite), Mr. Erikson explains why he calls the film “a Sci Fi classic that should be showing in the Louvre.”
“…of all 50s sci fi I think it is the most visually sophisticated, perhaps the most cinematic and a work worthy of the term ‘great art.’ If you hate writers who jam sub-Freudian meanings into movies, have no fear. My argument is based on the movie we all can see, and doesn’t try to conform the film to some graduate-student agenda. On the other hand, this article probably is more for confirmed Sci Fi aficionados than the general DVD Savant reader. I thank both for their patience.”
Elsewhere on DVD Talk, the Savant reviews the DVD released by Image Entertainment of the 50th Anniversary Special Edition of Invaders From Mars (2002).