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Time MacHine (2002)

Director: Simon Wells     Starring: Guy Pearce
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40169287
UPC: 667068997224
UPC 14: 00667068997224
Rating: Game Rating Code
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A man invents a time machine that allows him to travel 800,000 years into the future.

"An action-packed, mind-blowing time travel adventure.  ABC Radio Network
"It will delight newcomers to the story and those who know it from bygone days.  Susan Stark, Detroit News
"...a thoughtful what-if for the heart as well as the mind.  New Times Los Angeles

Editor's 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.


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Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Paramount
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/31/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 96 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2002
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 89972
Video UPC UPC: 00667068997224
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 2.35:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Guy Pearce
Video Cast Info Jeremy Irons
Video Cast Info Orlando Jones
Video Cast Info Samantha Mumba
Video Cast Info H.G. Wells - Based On Novel By
Video Cast Info Simon Wells - Director
Video Cast Info Donald McAlpine - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Wayne Wahrman - Editor
Video Cast Info Laurie MacDonald - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Jorge Saralegui - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Arnold Leibovit - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Klaus Badelt - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Oliver Scholl - Production Designer
Video Cast Info David Duncan - Screenplay
Video Cast Info John Logan - Screenplay

Professional Reviews

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

"...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

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Pearce,Guy
Product attributeLabel:   Dreamworks Pictures
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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