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Ray  Bradbury
Movies,  Plays  &  Other  Media

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short profile
short stories
other works
works about Ray Bradbury
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movies, TV & video
RECENT movies & coming soon

plays & operas

audio & e-books

Motion Pictures, Television & Videos
Ray Bradbury's movie & TV credits [since 1951] at Internet Movie Database

"The Twilight Zone": several episodes written by Ray (of 156)

"The Rocket" [1952 tv show]
kinescope not available • credits at IMDb

Beast From 20,000 Fathoms movie poster  "The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms" [June 1953]
based on the Ray Bradbury story "The Foghorn"
Warner b&w VHS [8/94] for $14.95
full credits from IMDb
It Came From Outer Space video  "It Came From Outer Space" in 3-D! [Universal June 1953]
A fireball goes down near an abandoned mine outside a small town; locals begin disappearing and then return, seeming strangely altered; one of the townsmen sneaks aboard the spaceship seeking peace, while the sheriff goes into the mine with an armed posse. Directed by Jack Arnold; screenplay by Harry Essex, based on a story treatment by Ray Bradbury; starring Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake, Joe Sawyer, Russell Johnson & Kathleen Hughes
Universal Studios b&w DVD [5/2002] for $9.99
Universal b&w VHS [4/97] out of stock/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"You Bet Your Life" [NBC-TV 1955]
Ray Bradbury matched wits with Groucho Marx on an episode of Groucho's hit TV series in 1955; Ray was really nervous,
and he and his partner won some money but not the contest • series credits at IMDbwatch segment video [3:42] on IO9.com

Moby Dick video  "Moby Dick" [1956]
Directed by John Huston; script by Ray Bradbury, John Huston & Norman Corwin, based on the epic 1851 novel by Herman Melville; starring Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn, Royal Dano & Orson Welles
MGM/UA DVD [6/2001] for $16.99
MGM/UA VHS video [8/99] for $13.99
full credits from IMDb

King of Kings video  "King of Kings" [Oct 1961]
Directed by Nicholas Ray; narration written by Ray Bradbury
MGM/UA VHS video [3/96] for $22.48
MGM/UA widescreen VHS [3/96]for $22.48
full credits from IMDb

"Icarus Montgolfier Wright" [1962 animated short]
Oscar Nomination: Best Animated Short • credits from IMDb

"The Fox and The Forest" [1965 BBC tv movie]
video not available • full credits from IMDb

"El Marciano" [1965 Spanish short feature]
video not available • full credits from IMDb

Fahrenheit 451 video  "Fahrenheit 451" [Anglo/Vineyard Nov 1966]
Directed by François Truffaut [1932-84]; starring Oskar Werner, Julie Christie & Cyril Cusack
Universal widescreen color DVD [4/2003] for $10.49
Image Ent. widescreen color DVD [3/98] out of stock/used
Universal color VHS [6/96] out of stock/used
full credits from IMDb

The Illustrated Man poster  "The Illustrated Man" [S.K.M./Warner Bros. March 1969]
A tattooed man searches for the woman who used his skin for her magical illustrations, which anyone can experience by staring at a tattoo; three stories from the anthology are included: "The Last Night of The World", "The Long Rain" & "The Veldt". Produced & written by Howard B. Kreitsek; directed by Jack Smight; music by Jerry Goldsmith; starring Rod Steiger, Claire Bloom & Robert Drivas
Warner widescreen color DVD [12/2006] for $17.49
Warner color VHS [12/93] out of prodn/many used
Film Score Monthly soundtrack CD [1/2005] for $19.98
full credits from IMDb
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $9.99

"The Picasso Summer" [1969 Warner/Seven Arts feature film]
Directed by Serge Bourguignon & Robert Sallin; script by Ray Bradbury; starring Albert Finney
& Yvette Mimieux; video not available | full credits from IMDb

"Melodrama Infernal" [1969 Spanish short feature]
video not available | full credits from IMDb

"The Screaming Woman" [1972 ABC tv movie]
Starring Olivia de Havilland, Ed Nelson, Joseph Cotten & Walter Pidgeon
video not available | full credits from IMDb

"The Murderer" [1976 short feature]
video not available | full credits from IMDb

Martian Chronicles video  "The Martian Chronicles" [1979 tv mini-series]
Directed by Michael Anderson; script by Richard Matheson; starring Rock Hudson, Gayle Hunnicutt, Bernie Casey, Christopher Connelly, Darren McGavin, Roddy McDowall, Berna-dette Peters, Joyce Van Patten, Maria Schell, Fritz Weaver, Jon Finch & Barry Morse
M.G.M. Home Ent. DVD [9/2004] 2 disks for $9.99
Anchor Bay color VHS [10/95] for $8.00
Republic VHS video [7/98] 5 episodes - out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

"Any Friend of Nicholas Nickleby Is A Friend of Mine" [1981 tv movie]
Monterey Home Video color VHS [3/93] for $24.99
full credits from IMDb

"The Electric Grandmother"
[1982 tv movie based on story "I Sing The Body Electric"]
video not available | full credits from IMDb

"All Summer In A Day" [1982 PBS tv movie]
video not available | full credits from IMDb

"Savannen" [1983 Swedish tv version of story "The Veldt"]
video not available | full credits from IMDb

"The Quest" [1983 short feature based on story "Frost and Fire"]
video not available | full credits from IMDb

Ray Bradbury Theater  "Ray Bradbury Theater" 65-episode TV series [Showtime 1985-92]
Echo Bridge Home Ent. color DVD set [1/2005] 5 disks for $14.99
Platinum Disc color DVD [1/2005] 2 disks - out of prodn/used
Echo Bridge color DVD Vol 1. [8/2004] for $6.99
Echo Bridge color DVD Vol 2. [8/2004] for $6.99
won 7 of 19 Cable Award nominations; full credits at IMDb
SciFi Channel Episode GuideEPguides.com list of 65 episodes
Something Wicked This Way Comes video  "Something Wicked This Way Comes" feature film [1983]
Directed by Jack Clayton; starring Jason Robards Jr., Jonathan Pryce, Diane Ladd & Royal Dano
Anchor Bay letterbox DVD [9/99] for $21.49
Anchor Bay VHS video [6/2000] for $9.99
Anchor Bay letterbox VHS video [9/99] for $13.99
full credits from IMDb
tv documetary "The Making of SWTWC" [1983]

"Walking On Air" [1986 'Wonderworks' tv episode]
video not available | full credits from IMDb

"Veld" [1987 Russian version of story "The Veldt"]
video not available | full credits from IMDb

"Trinadtsatyj Apostol" [1988 Russian version of "Martian Chronicles"]
video not available | full credits from IMDb

Ray Bradbury American Icon video   "Ray Bradbury: An American Icon" [47-minute documentary 1992]
Directed by Robert Duncan
Monterey Home Video VHS [9/97] for $21.99
no entry on IMDb
Little Nemo video   "Little Nemo In Slumberland" [Aug 1992]
based on a concept by Ray Bradbury
Hemdale Releasing VHS [10/94] for $13.99
full credits from IMDb
Halloween video   "The Halloween Tree" [1993 Cartoon Network program]
Hanna-Barbera VHS video [9/96] for $13.99
full credits from IMDb
Outer Space II video  "It Came From Outer Space II" TV movie [1996]
Universal color VHS [10/96] out of stock/used
full credits from IMDb

"Vino Iz Oduvanchikov" [1997 Russian version of "Dandelion Wine"]
video not available | full credits from IMDb

Ice Cream Suit video  "The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit" [Touchstone Jan 1998]
Barrio con-man Gomez convinces four strangers to pool $20 each to buy a luminescent vanilla ice-cream-colored suit; he intends to split for El Paso, well-dressed. The first night, each gets the suit for an hour, and each is transformed: Dominguez with his guitar & voice charms women who dance in a parade through the plaza; Martinez's turn gets his lovely neighbor's attention; street poet Villanazul captures a crowd with his political and economic vision. The suit makes Gomez a better man, so he may not bolt; but then, what do they do with the last partner, the filthy ¡Vamanos!, whose juicy-taco-eating, wine-drinking habits could ruin the suit?
Directed by Stuart Gordon; script by Ray Bradbury, based on his story & stageplay; starring Edward James Olmos, Joe Mantegna, Esai Morales, Clifton Collins Jr. & Gregory Sierra
Walt Disney Video color DVD [8/99] out of prodn/scarce
Touchstone color VHS [8/99] out of prodn/many used
Bantam pb playscript [1972] out of print/used
full credits from IMDb

"Frost and Fire" script for producer Charles M. Fries
article at 'Salon' August 2001

Sound of Thunder poster  "A Sound of Thunder" [Crusader/Warner Bros. Sept 2005]
Alas, this film is quite the clunker, centering around cheesy CGI effects and bad casting; inclusion here is merely for ardent fans who want a complete display of Ray's works.
Directed by Peter Hyams; based on the 1952 short story in "R Is For Rocket"; starring Edward Burns, Armin Rohde, Jemima Rooper, Ben Kingsley & Catherine McCormack
Warner widescreen DVD [3/2006] for $9.99
official movie websitefull credits at IMDb
"A Sound of Thunder & Other Stories" [2005]
Harper 8¼x6¼ movie tie-in pb [9/2005] for $11.16
A Piece of Wood short  
"A Piece of Wood" 12-minute short [Nov 2005]
Script by Ray Bradbury, based on his story included in the "Long After Midnight" anthology
video not available; credits at IMDb

"The Small Assassin" [indep color short March 2007]
Co-written & directed by Chris Charles; starring David Marcotte, Lois Mathilda Atkins
& Robert Breuler; video/DVD not available; full credits at IMDb

"Fahrenheit 451" remake [scheduled for release in 2008 = maybe someday]
Co-written & directed by Frank Darabont; latest credits at IMDb

Announced 8/2011: Mike Medavoy & Doug McKay of Phoenix Pictures will produce a feature film adaptation
of Bradbury’s classic 1957 novel “Dandelion Wine”. R.G.I. Productions is also signed, with Natasha Shliapnikoff as
producer and Rodion Nahapetov as screenwriter • still not listed on IMDb

"From The Dust Returned" [M.G.M. 2013?]  
Announced 5/2012: Ray's collection of short stories focusing on a seemingly average boy named Timothy who is adopted
into a family of monsters; Denise Di Novi & Alison Greenspan plan to produce • not yet listed on IMDb

Stage & Radio Plays, Operas, Cantatas

Pandemonium Theater: Ray's very offline theatre company [est. 1964]
Pandemonium Teatro in Bergamo, Italy [est. 1988]

"Ray Bradbury's Wisdom 2116" musical play [2009]
performances at Fremont Centre Theater in South Pasadena, CA in Dec 2009 & Jan 2010

"Drunk and In Charge of A Bicycle" 2 plays [2004]
Jan-Feb 2004 production at Theatre West, Los Angeles CA

"Something Wicked This Way Comes" [2003]
Oct-Nov 2003 production at Edgemar, Santa Monica CA

"The Time of Going Away" 3 plays on death [2003]
March-April 2003 production at Court Theater, West Hollywood CA

"Fahrenheit 451" [2002]
Oct-Nov 2002 world premiere at Falcon Theater, Burbank CA
Nov 2002 L.A. Weekly review by S.L. Morris

"Bradbury: Past, Present & Future" 3 plays [2002]
July-Aug 2002 production at Court Theater, West Hollywood CA

Bradbury X 2: "To The Chicago Abyss" and
"Any Friend of Nicholas Nickleby's Is A Friend of Mine" [2002]
March 2002 production at Theatre West, Los Angeles CA

"Falling Upward! or To Eire Is Human, To Forbid Divine
(A Comedic Irish Fable)" [1988]
Sept-Oct 2001 production at Theatre West, Los Angeles CA

"Ray Bradbury On Stage: A Chrestomathy of Plays" [1991]
Donald Fine Books pb [10/91] out of print/used
Donald Fine Books hardcover [11/91] out of print/used

"Forever and The Earth" [radio drama 1984]
Croissant hardcover [5/84] out of print/used

"Bradbury 13" [1984 radio series]

"Dandelion Wine: The Musical" [1981]
Revised play produced in Mount Dora FL, January 2002

"The Pillar of Fire and Other Plays" [1975]

"The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit" & Other Plays [1972]
Bantam pb [1/72] out of print/used
1998 tv movie: Touchstone color VHS [8/99] for $19.99
2006 production in Albuquerque, NM: local review + venue

"The Day It Rained Forever": A Comedy In One Act [1966]
Samuel French pb [6/91] for $5.50

"A Device Out of Time" [1965]

"The Pedestrian" [1964]
Croissant & Co. pb [6/84] out of print/used

all Ray Bradbury audio at Amazon

Longer Audio Books

Chronicles audio   "The Martian Chronicles" [1950 bestseller]
Chivers UNABR audio [3/86] for $44.98
Chivers Audio [3/97] for $56.94
BooksOnTape audio [9/87] out of stock/used
F 451 audio   "Fahrenheit 451" [1953]
BooksOnTape audio [9/88] out of stock/used

ABRIDGED audio read by Ray Bradbury
Harper Audio [10/2001] for $18.16
Harper Audio CD [10/2001] for $20.96

Greatest SF radio   "Greatest Science Fiction Shows Selected by Ray Bradbury" [2001]
Radio Spirits audio [4/2001] for $59.98
Radio Spirits audio CD [4/2001] for $69.98
Dust Returned audio   "From The Dust Returned: A Family Remembrance" [2001]
Harper ABR audio read by Ray Bradbury [10/2001] for $8.99
October audio   "The October Country" [1955]
BooksOnTape audio [5/90] out of stock/used
DWine audio   "Dandelion Wine: A Novel" [1957]
BooksOnTape UNABR audio [8/87] for $65.99
DeathLB audio   "Death Is A Lonely Business" [1985]
BooksOnTape audio [8/90] for $24.00
Illustrated Man audio   "The Illustrated Man" [1951]
Recorded Books UNABR audio [6/99] for $63.99
BooksOnTape audio [2/88] out of stock/used
RB Himself   "Ray Bradbury Himself":
19 stories read by Ray Bradbury

Audio Partners UNABR audio [6/99] 6 tapes for $17.46
Tales audio   "Tales of Fantasy" read by Ray Bradbury
"The Illustrated Man", "The Veldt", "The Foghorn", "The Smile", "There Will Come Soft Rains", & "The Pedestrian"
Listening Library audio [9/91] 2 tapes out of print/used
Fantastic audio   Fantastic Tales of Ray Bradbury [14 stories 1986]
Listening Library UNABR audio [3/86] out of stock/used

Ray Bradbury: Science Fiction Theater
DH Audio ABR [9/98] for $17.49

"Long After Midnight"
BooksOnTape UNABR audio [1/91] for $49.99

"Long After Midnight" & "The Halloween Tree"
BooksOnTape audio [8/90] out of stock/used

Shorter Audio Tapes

Kaleidoscope / Woman audio   "Kaleidoscope" & "There Was an Old Woman"
DH Audio [9/98] for $5.39
Thunder / Collect audio   "A Sound of Thunder" & "Night Call, Collect"
DH Audio [12/94] for $5.39
Man / Happiness Machine audio   "The Man" & "The Happiness Machine"
DH Audio [7/94] for $4.99
Ravine / Tigers audio   "The Ravine" & "Here There Be Tigers"
DH Audio [7/94] for $4.99
Wind / Veldt audio   "The Wind" & "The Veldt"
DH Audio [9/94] for $4.99
Dark & Golden / Fox audio   "Dark They Were and Golden Eyed" & "The Fox and The Forest"
DH Audio [12/94] out of stock/used

"Night Call, Collect" & "The Ravine"
Soundelux audio [1/87] out of stock/used

"Fantasy and Reality": Ray Bradbury Describes His World of Science Fiction
audio tapes; source not located

eBooks for Download

Playground ebook   "The Playground" [1953 story]

sales of all ebooks discontinued
at Barnes & Noble Sept 2003
and at Amazon in 2008

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