Time MacHine

Directed By: Simon Wells Starring: Guy Pearce

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A man invents a time machine that allows him to travel 800,000 years into the future.


Studio Paramount
SKU 40169287
UPC 667068997224
UPC 14 00667068997224
Format DVD
Release Date 5/31/2011
Rating Rating
Based On A Novel
Future/Futuristic Worlds
Theatrical Release
Time Travel
Editors Note
Note This adaptation of the classic sci-fi adventure tale by H.G. Wells, directed by Simon Wells (the great-grandson of the author), stars Guy Pearce as Alex Hartdegen, an absentminded New York professor preoccupied with what passes for technology at the turn of the 20th century. However, the one thing that can distract him from his calculations is his love for Emma (Sienna Guillory), his bride-to-be. When tragedy strikes and he loses Emma, Alex uses the time-travelling machine that he's built in secret to change the present by going into the past. When that fails to alter fate, he leaps forward in time, eventually landing 800,000 years in the future, an era where humanity has splintered into two races--the docile Eloi and the ferocious Morlocks. There Alex befriends two of the Eloi (Samantha and Omero Mumba) and attempts to help them resist almost certain death at the hands of the Morlocks.^Like Pearce's character, this version of the novel is fascinated with technology and uses a daunting array of special effects. The fast-paced film was apparently not made without incident--Wells reportedly had a nervous breakdown during the shoot. Regardless of production difficulties, THE TIME MACHINE is an engaging spectacle that's anchored by Pearce and enhanced by the commanding appearance of Jeremy Irons.
Total Film "...It's crammed with visual flair, has plenty of clever touches and is lent an intriguingly involving air by a universally strong cast..." 06/01/2002 p.100
Variety "...Mumba shows some spunk....Mark Addy is genial..." 03/11/2002 p.31-4
Entertainment Weekly "...THE TIME MACHINE is deliberately quaint and old-fashioned..." 03/15/2002 p.46-7
Simon Wells
Guy Pearce
Cast & Crew
Guy Pearce - Actor
Jeremy Irons - Actor
Orlando Jones - Actor
Samantha Mumba - Actor
H.G. Wells - Based On Novel By
Simon Wells - Director
Donald McAlpine - Director of Photography
Wayne Wahrman - Editor
Laurie MacDonald - Executive Producer
Jorge Saralegui - Executive Producer
Arnold Leibovit - Executive Producer
Klaus Badelt - Musical Score
Oliver Scholl - Production Designer
David Duncan - Screenplay
John Logan - Screenplay
Technical Info
Catalog ID 89972
UPC 00667068997224
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 96 minutes
Original Language English
Available Subtitles Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
DVD, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Pearce,Guy
Label Dreamworks Pictures
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
ABC Radio Network An action-packed, mind-blowing time travel adventure.
Susan Stark, Detroit News It will delight newcomers to the story and those who know it from bygone days.
New Times Los Angeles ...a thoughtful what-if for the heart as well as the mind.

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