The Time Machine (Blu-ray)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: G
- Run Time: 1 hours, 43 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: July 8, 2014
- Originally Released: 1960
- Label: Turner Home Ent
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Behind-the-scenes documentary Time Machine: The Journey Back, hosted by Rod Taylor and featuring Alan Young and Whit Bissell
- Theatrical trailer
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- DTS HD Master Audio - English, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Performer:||Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Sebastian Cabot, Tom Helmore, Whit Bissell & Paul Frees|
|Directed by||George Pal|
|Edited by||George Tomasini|
|Screenwriting by||David Duncan|
|Original story by||H.G. Wells|
|Composition by||Russell Garcia|
|Cinematography by||Paul Vogel|
|Art Direction by||George W. Davis|
|Produced by||George Pal|
Academy Awards 1960 - Best Special Effects
...All-out spectacle...[that] works marvelously... -- Rating: A-
Rating: 3/5 -- Somewhat dated, and not quite up to the source material, but still some good retro fun.
His new opus is a disappointment by comparison, with ingenious trick photography but an awfully silly story... Full Review
Rating: 2.5/5 -- The drama, for all its invention, is creaky and a bit passé. Full Review
New York Times
Rating: 4/5 -- Still the best.
Rating: 3/5 -- A unmistakable product of its time, but lovingly rendered and always respectful of its source.
Flipside Movie Emporium
Rating: 7/10 -- The effects work throughout the film is truly special (the film won an especially well-earned Oscar for them). Full Review
Antagony & Ecstasy
Setting the temporal starting point of the classic H.G. Wells novel in the year 1960 (rather than 1900), this engrossing adaptation follows the Time Traveler as he passes through World Wars I, II, and III and finally stops in the year 802,701. There he finds an apathetic, placid people called the Eloi and falls in love with one of their number, the beauteous blonde Weena. To his horror, however, he learns that the Eloi's apathy is generated by a maniacal, cannibalistic underworld--and that the only way to help them is to incite a revolution. George Pal's version of THE TIME MACHINE is an exciting and faithful cinematic production of H.G. Wells's 1895 classic. Academy Awards: Best Special Effects.
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