Jump to content



Sign up for a free account to remove the pop-up ads

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests and remove the pop-up ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.

Photo
- - - - -

Is "The Time Machine" (1960) ever coming to Blu-ray?

Warner

  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
127 replies to this topic

#1 of 128 OFFLINE   Tommy R

Tommy R

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 151 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 17 2011

Posted April 17 2011 - 10:58 AM

Is there any word on this one? With as many older flicks that are out it's hard to see why this hasn't gotten a Blu-ray yet. Wouldn't mind some new special features too. That documentary on the DVD is nice for something made in 1993, but I'd love to see something a little more definitive and in-depth like most newer DVD/Blu-ray releases have. I'm sure it won't get one of those super releases that some older films have gotten, (though I'd buy it if they did), but a Blu-ray with a good HD tranfer and a nice new documentary (hopefully while Rod Taylor and Alan Young are still with us) would satisfy me very much.



#2 of 128 OFFLINE   benbess

benbess

    Screenwriter



  • 1,836 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 07 2009

Posted April 17 2011 - 11:19 AM

Love the film! Would be a day one purchase for me probably. What studio owns The Time Machine from 1960? I think it was originally MGM, wasn't it? And isn't it amazing to think that they did this whole movie for about $850,000. Even at the time that was quite impressive. I've loved this one since I saw it on TV with my best friend in 1973 at the age of 8. We played make believe time machine after that. Showed it to my kids on DVD a few years ago, and it still held up. Yes, the special effects were very, very low budget compared to what we see today even on TV, but they put their hearts into it and did the best with what they had. Terrific cast too...




#3 of 128 OFFLINE   Dick

Dick

    Producer



  • 4,202 posts
  • Join Date: May 22 1999
  • Real Name:Rick

Posted April 17 2011 - 11:19 AM

This is one I would expect to see on Blu-ray within a few years. It's been a tremendous cash cow for them since its 1960 theatrical release. Warner Bros.owns it, so it would look great.



#4 of 128 OFFLINE   benbess

benbess

    Screenwriter



  • 1,836 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 07 2009

Posted April 17 2011 - 11:32 AM



Originally Posted by Dick 

This is one I would expect to see on Blu-ray within a few years. It's been a tremendous cash cow for them since its 1960 theatrical release. Warner Bros.owns it, so it would look great.


Warner~! Yes. I love most of their releases. And they do a lot of em, and so there's hope for this one I think....




#5 of 128 OFFLINE   bob kaplan

bob kaplan

    Supporting Actor



  • 555 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 05 1999
  • Real Name:bob kaplan

Posted April 17 2011 - 12:42 PM

in case anyone is counting.....i would like a well done blu ray of this one too!!



#6 of 128 OFFLINE   Terry Hickey

Terry Hickey

    Second Unit



  • 399 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 21 2001

Posted April 17 2011 - 04:08 PM




Originally Posted by bob kaplan 

in case anyone is counting.....i would like a well done blu ray of this one too!!


Me too!



 

#7 of 128 OFFLINE   Derek M Germano

Derek M Germano

    Second Unit



  • 400 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 31 1969

Posted April 19 2011 - 04:16 PM

Put me down for a copy.




Derek M. Germano
THE CINEMA LASER
2,000-plus Blu-ray & DVD reviews now playing...
http://www.thecinemalaser.com

#8 of 128 OFFLINE   Simon Lewis

Simon Lewis

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 65 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 08 2007

Posted April 20 2011 - 07:03 AM

It would be nice to see a blu-ray double bill from Warner with both the 1960 and 2002 version.



#9 of 128 OFFLINE   Marko Berg

Marko Berg

    Supporting Actor



  • 856 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 22 2002

Posted April 20 2011 - 07:32 AM

This would be a day one purchase for me as well. Please, Warner Bros.?



#10 of 128 OFFLINE   benbess

benbess

    Screenwriter



  • 1,836 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 07 2009

Posted April 20 2011 - 07:35 AM

I just heard the music from the 1960 Time Machine on Cinemagic yesterday, and I was reminded of how well it fit the different moods of the movie. The composer was not a name I recognized, I'm ashamed to say, but it seemed like very nice work. One of the pleasures of blu-ray is being able to hear these scores in high def, almost like you're in the room with the orchestra. Of course this was almost certainly mono, and so it won't be that great, but I'd still love to hear it in high rez, even in mono...





#11 of 128 OFFLINE   Josh Steinberg

Josh Steinberg

    Screenwriter



  • 2,616 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 10 2003
  • Real Name:Josh Steinberg

Posted April 20 2011 - 07:45 AM

Good call - I'd love to pick this one up in HD!



#12 of 128 OFFLINE   Nelson Au

Nelson Au

    Executive Producer



  • 11,442 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 16 1999

Posted April 20 2011 - 07:59 AM

I watch this every year during the Holidays! I'm in too.


And I hope they include the featurette with Rod Taylor on the making of the film, The Journey Back that includes the short film with Alan Young.


It's all clear! Posted Image



#13 of 128 OFFLINE   Dick

Dick

    Producer



  • 4,202 posts
  • Join Date: May 22 1999
  • Real Name:Rick

Posted April 20 2011 - 01:38 PM



Originally Posted by benbess 

I just heard the music from the 1960 Time Machine on Cinemagic yesterday, and I was reminded of how well it fit the different moods of the movie. The composer was not a name I recognized, I'm ashamed to say, but it seemed like very nice work. One of the pleasures of blu-ray is being able to hear these scores in high def, almost like you're in the room with the orchestra. Of course this was almost certainly mono, and so it won't be that great, but I'd still love to hear it in high rez, even in mono...


Russell Garcia's wonderful, memorable score for THE TIME MACHINE is fortunately available on CD from FSM (Film Score Monthly). Check their web site - it's still in print.






#14 of 128 OFFLINE   Tommy R

Tommy R

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 151 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 17 2011

Posted April 20 2011 - 02:15 PM

Glad to see a lot of love for this film. Havent been around these boards for a long time, so I was wondering; does HTF still have those chats with Warner Home Video every once in a while? If those are still held, The Time Machine getting a Blu-ray definately needs to be brought up on the next one.


I'd hope that it wouldn't be put in one of those double feature releases with the remake. I feel that would nix the chances of it getting some new special features and just be a rehash of the DVD.



#15 of 128 OFFLINE   Jerome Grate

Jerome Grate

    Screenwriter



  • 2,934 posts
  • Join Date: May 23 1999

Posted April 21 2011 - 04:22 AM

Count me in for one who loves this film.  I'd get it in a heartbeat if became available.




Listen Up People.., Rack Em and Pack Em.., We're Phantoms in 15.

#16 of 128 OFFLINE   Charles Smith

Charles Smith

    Extremely Talented Member



  • 4,229 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 27 2007
  • LocationNor'east

Posted April 21 2011 - 04:36 AM

Me too.  I've loved it dearly for years, and it would be a first day buy.  I'd also really hope for a respectable standalone release as opposed to a double feature with the remake, which I have no interest in whatever.



#17 of 128 OFFLINE   Jeff Robertson

Jeff Robertson

    Second Unit



  • 458 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 04 2000
  • Real Name:Jeff Robertson

Posted April 21 2011 - 05:28 AM

I'm looking forward to seeing both versions on Blu!







#18 of 128 OFFLINE   MovieLover

MovieLover

    Auditioning



  • 1 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 27 2011

Posted July 27 2011 - 04:21 AM

Yes, I would buy a Blu-ray edition too. I saw the "The Time Machine" when it was first released in 1960 (as an 11-year old) :rolleyes:. The thrill of peering into the VERY distance future (802,701) still makes me smile and contemplate it all. Aside from the out-dated effects (great back then), the music (Russell Garcia), the wonderful machine, the cast (Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Sebastian Cabot, ...) and the dialog still hold their own. If you're a real fan, be sure to visit: http://colemanzone.c...ect/project.htm

#19 of 128 OFFLINE   WinstonCely

WinstonCely

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 237 posts
  • Join Date: May 17 2010

Posted July 27 2011 - 04:29 AM

I'll buy as well! One of my favorites from my childhood even though I was born 20 years after it was released.

#20 of 128 OFFLINE   Anthony Neilson

Anthony Neilson

    Tony N



  • 1,020 posts
  • Join Date: May 26 2003
  • Real Name:Anthony
  • LocationLondon

Posted July 27 2011 - 05:51 AM

At the digitalbits panel at Comic Con, George Feltenstein said that WB intend to release 40-50 catalogue titles next year. As I believe I've seen TEH TIME MACHINE on an HD channel, I wouldn't be surprised if it was one of them; though I speak from no position of knowledge.
I've been going to bed early . . .





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Warner

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users