This is Ray Bradbury's classic science fiction tale of an alien spaceship that accidentally crashes to Earth in the remote California desert. Its completely alien inhabitants abduct a cross-section of the local inhabitants to help them quietly repair their damaged ship, but not without various unforeseen complications that nearly leads to their destruction. Their only goal is to get off our primitive alien world and continue their journey to the stars. But soon fear and xenophobia begin to override reason, and the locals only want to destroy these star voyagers. The foresight and quick actions of the film's two leads are able to stand against these blind, unreasoning earthly emotions, ultimately preventing a "First Contact" tragedy from happening. Thereafter, the aliens are able to leave Earth and continue their journey.
'"John, are they really gone?"
"Yes, for now, the time wasn't right for us to meet. But there will be other nights, other stars for us to watch. They'll be back."
Universal's first polarized 3D black-and-white feature film is loving restored via digital Blu ray to the way it looked and sounded in movie theaters more than 65 years ago. The polarized 3D effect is amazing and not overly done like today on so many modern 3D CGI effects films. This alone makes this Blu ray a "Must Buy" for any home film library. It Came from Outer Space has also been restored with its original three-track *stereo* soundtrack, a breakthrough theater sound technology of that film era. A regular "flat" version of the film, in mono sound, is also included, as are both 3D and flat versions of its theatrical movie trailers. Also included is a documentary on Universal's science fiction films of that era and a voice-over commentary that plays over the film on a separate track.