Before the remake hits theaters, check out the influential 1951 sci-fi film. When a spaceship lands in Washington, D.C. the world is riveted – and suspicious of their visitor’s motives. Soon their fears and suspicions turn to violence.

As one of the first examples of science fiction being used as metaphor, it’s a landmark film. But for modern audiences it feels like a “Twilight Zone” episode stretched into two hours, as you know where it’s headed from the opening scene.

This edition comes loaded with retrospective featurettes, including one on the Theremin – the otherworldly instrument used in practically every sci-fi movie ever made.

Grade: A-

The Day The Earth Stood Still (Two-Disc Special Edition) is currently available.