Despite its come-on title, The Day the Earth Caught Fire is an intelligent, disturbing piece of speculative fiction. Through the eyes of British reporter Peter Stenning (Edward Judd), we learn that both the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. have simultaneously set off nuclear explosions to test their efficiency. The twin blasts have caused the Earth to go off its axis. The result is a disastrous upheaval in the balance of nature; floods and fires being the principal plagues. With the end of the world staring everyone in the face, chaos ...

The Day the Earth Caught Fire 2001, British Lion Films / Columbia Pictures

UPC: 013131142990

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The Day the Earth Caught Fire 1961, British Lion Films / Columbia Pictures

UPC: 5027626213848

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