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 Posted:   Nov 29, 2013 - 3:37 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

In response to a question about George Pal's THE TIME MACHINE being released in Blu-ray:

"Warner Archive Collection We can confirm that WHV has created a new master of the 1960 version of THE TIME MACHINE for BD release next year. Thanks."

 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2013 - 6:02 PM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

Great, now we'll be able to view the inferior matte work in 1080p!

I love this movie, but it's really not science fiction done all that well, or with the proper amount of MGM gloss. Still, I'll get the Blu-ray.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 9:13 AM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

Well, THE TIME MACHINE was state of the art in 1960, and won the Oscar for Best Special Effects.

Nowadays, TV films have more intricate special effects than the best movies of yore, even the original STAR WARS.

One reason I never watched the original STAR TREK TV series was that I thought the effects, sets, and costumes were cheesy...

(Another reason was that I was mostly marooned in a prep school in New England, where TV watching was not only unavailable, but not allowed.)

 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 9:22 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

I happen to have liked the remake with Guy Pearce, and what about the great "Time After Time" with Malcolm McDowell?

Hey John -- nice to find you up so early this morning! Or is it STILL up?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 1:57 PM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

I liked the remake up until he arrives in the future. After that, I thought it became too New-Agey, and the introduction of Jeremy Irons as the "Ur-Morlock" was ridiculous.

Originally, there was a subplot involving the moon crashing into the earth, but the effects looked too much like the fall of the World Trade Center, and the sequence was eliminated before the film's release.

I like Klaus Badelt's score, though it doesn't reach the breadth of Russell Garcia's music in the original, which I regard as one of my Top All-Time Favorite Film Scores....

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 2:23 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

Great news. It's about time. Love this film. The 1960 original, NOT the remake. wink

Greg Espinoza

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 12, 2014 - 7:17 AM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

Release date is July 8.

Link: http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=13453

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 12, 2014 - 9:57 AM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

Wonder if there will be any discussion of the possible sequel. Apparently, Pal, Taylor, et al. were eager to make one, which was supposedly nixed by MGM. Too bad. Would have been fun.

There's a kind of sequel on one of the DVD releases, a sort of short one-act play, on one set, with no special effects, wherein older Taylor meets older Young, next to the full-size machine, in which Taylor has supposedly just arrived onscene. Watched this once, found it earnest, but wayward, more situational than dramatic.

Wonder if there's anything like "Deleted Scenes." Doubt it, after so long.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 12, 2014 - 10:10 AM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

I hope the Blu-ray version includes commentary by Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux, Alan Young, the special effects crew and experts on sci fi/HG Wells.

I'm disappointed there is no Rod Taylor commentary on the Blu-ray version of THE BIRDS.

 
 Posted:   Mar 12, 2014 - 4:33 PM   
 By:   Browny   (Member)

I met both Rod Taylor and Alan Young at a Hollywood Collector's show several years ago - both wonderfully warm gentleman and very proud of the enduring success of the film. I asked the same question about a sequel and they indicated they would have done it, but MGM was not interested. As noted above, you may recall they did appear together in small featurette i think from memory called "The Time Machine... the journey back" in which both actors appeared as older versions of their original characters. Probably about the closest we will ever get to a reunion.

Both are still going strong, Taylor turned 83 in January and grand old Young is 95 in November!

But may I also give a HUGE vote for the wonderful film TIME AFTER TIME starring Malcolm McDowell - well overdue for a Bluray release. The old DVD has a very informative and entertaining commentary track by the brilliant director Nicholas Meyer which will hopefully be ported over if it is ever given a BD release.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 12, 2014 - 5:26 PM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

Rod Taylor was last seen in, Inglourious Basterds, playing Winston Churchill.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2014 - 2:23 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Looking forward to this. Yes, the effects may be dated now, but for me that only adds to the charm. Great movie.

I happen to have liked the remake with Guy Pearce, and what about the great "Time After Time" with Malcolm McDowell?

The remake was a very fun film, IMO. One of the better remakes in recent years, IMO. I enjoy it a great deal. I hope that eventually comes to Blu-ray, along with all of the deleted footage. (Some stuff was even cut because of 9/11.) I vote for a Time After Time Blu-ray as well.

 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2014 - 2:26 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Yvette Mimieux, what a cutie.

 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 7:06 PM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

Warner Brothers has detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of director George Pal's classic adventure film The Time Machine (1960), starring Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Sebastian Cabot, and Tom Helmore. The release will be available for purchase on July 8th.

George Pal's incredible adaptation of H.G. Wells' novel stars Rod Taylor as the Victorian scientist whose invention catapults him thousands of years into the future, where humanity has mutated into the gentle Eloi and the savage Morlocks. Dazzling, Academy Award-winning effects and the dazzling Yvette Mimieux highlight this "timeless" adventure.

Special Features:
Original theatrical trailer
Behind the scenes documentary Time Machine: The Journey Back, hosted by Rod Taylor and featuring Alan Young and Whit Bissell

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=13677

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 7:19 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

Unfortunately the Blu-rsy has no new special features. I already have the dvd version, but would definitely get the new Blu-ray if had special features of Rod Taylor and other cast members providing new commentary.

 
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