Earlier this month we reported on the first season release
of the syndicated action series The War of the Worlds
, based on the 1953 film by George Pal:
The attempted Martian invasion of the Earth in the 1950s was thwarted when the aliens fell foul of the common cold virus. But rather than die, the invaders simply went into hibernation and thirty years later they are revived and a second invasion attempt begins. The Martians can now possess human bodies and are opposed by a small band of resistance fighters.
In our previous story, we passed along our understanding that the cover art shown at DVDEmpire's pre-order listing
was early concept art, and had not been finalized at the time. Now Paramount has distributed the final box art for this 6-DVD set, and it seems that this is the same concept they went with after all! Well, here's a much clearner shot of it, in any case: