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The Time Machine (1960)


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#1 of 11 ONLINE   Harry-N

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Posted November 26 2007 - 09:19 AM

Is the current DVD of the 1960 classic of THE TIME MACHINE with Rod Taylor mastered in anamorphic widescreen? I can't seem to find out for sure online, and none of the brick & mortars I've been to seem to carry it. I have the old letterboxed LaserDisc, and would like to get it on DVD but with a release date of 2000, I'm a bit concerned that it's only a letterbox transfer. Also, is the transfer decent, or is this a candidate for a future upgrade? Harry
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#2 of 11 OFFLINE   Jack Briggs

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Posted November 26 2007 - 09:42 AM

Harry, the transfer is 16:9-encoded -- in other words, "anamorphic."

#3 of 11 ONLINE   Harry-N

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Posted November 26 2007 - 10:02 AM

Thanks. I'm off to order it now! Harry
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#4 of 11 OFFLINE   Terry Hickey

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Posted November 26 2007 - 03:48 PM

As Jack stated, its anamorphic and I was watching it last night. The transfer was pretty good, so you should be pleased with it.
 

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Posted November 26 2007 - 04:57 PM

The picture quality is outstanding to my eyes.

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Posted November 27 2007 - 01:08 AM

Yep, an outstanding catalogue release from Warner that holds up even today. Bloody fun movie too. Posted Image Posted Image

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Posted November 27 2007 - 01:32 AM

Harry, ditto on the posts. I've had this one since it was released. Outstanding film. I love that "Talking Rings" scene.

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Posted December 12 2007 - 12:07 PM

My copy of THE TIME MACHINE (1960) arrived recently and I've had a chance to at least view the first half-hour. Magnificent job on the transfer! I also enjoyed the nearly hour-long featurette hosted by Rod Taylor on the fate of the actual time machine prop, its sale, degradation, and later restoration. The "new scene" between the older Rod Taylor and Alan Young was interesting too, as each of them went back into character and played out a meeting between the two. Being a TIME TUNNEL fan, I was happy to see Whit Bissell get a segment in the featurette too. The only thing wrong with this title is the stupid snapper case that it came in. Harry
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Posted December 12 2007 - 01:44 PM


Hi Harry... I have found this site to be extremely helpful when investigating released titles:

http://www.dvd-basen...soeg=r1&mvis=ok

It is a database of reviews from various sites. Great stuff.

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Posted December 12 2007 - 02:31 PM

I watch it every year around New Years.

#11 of 11 OFFLINE   Jim Barg

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Posted December 12 2007 - 03:50 PM

Bought it when the remake was released. The only disappointment is that there was apparently going to be an isolated score track that was dropped. But Film Score Monthly has the complete score on CD, and it's still in print at a reasonable price...




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