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
- - - - -

The Time Machine (1960) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

Warner

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

#21 of 188 OFFLINE   atfree

atfree

    Screenwriter



  • 1,034 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 28 2012
  • Real Name:Alex
  • LocationBoiling Springs, South Carolina

Posted March 14 2014 - 06:26 AM

Pre-order complete using HTF link!


Now you listen to me, I'm an advertising man, not a red herring. I've got a job, a secretary, a mother, two ex-wives and several bartenders that depend upon me, and I don't intend to disappoint them all by getting myself "slightly" killed.  Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant), Hitchcock's North By Northwest (1959)

 

My Blu-Ray Collection: http://www.blu-ray.c...on.php?u=153595

 

My modest setup: TV- Panny TC-P46ST30; HT- Panny SC-BTT370 Blu-ray Home Theater System; Satellite: Directv HR24 HD-DVR; Gaming: Sony PS3


#22 of 188 OFFLINE   Randy_M

Randy_M

    Supporting Actor



  • 677 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 25 2000
  • Real Name:Randy Margolis
  • LocationPeoria, AZ

Posted March 14 2014 - 10:37 AM

Ordered using link! Thanks for the announcement.


My DVDs

#23 of 188 OFFLINE   dpippel

dpippel

    HTF Premium Member



  • 3,232 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 24 2000
  • Real Name:Doug

Posted March 14 2014 - 11:08 AM

Ordered! Thanks Ron!


Careful man, there's a beverage here!


#24 of 188 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

Matt Hough

    Executive Producer



  • 11,448 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 24 2006
  • LocationCharlotte, NC

Posted March 14 2014 - 12:37 PM

I was ten years old when I saw The Time Machine at my local bijou, and I can tell you in my eyes it was thrilling, dazzling, one-of-a-kind. The special effects were startling for their era (the time lapse stuff and the changing mannequin through the decades), and those Morlocks scared me to death. I saw it several times before it left my local cinema.



#25 of 188 OFFLINE   Charles Smith

Charles Smith

    Extremely Talented Member



  • 4,231 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 27 2007
  • LocationNor'east

Posted March 14 2014 - 12:51 PM

I was probably 12 or 13, and it was at a summertime kids matinee, but I never forgot how blown away I was by it.  Looking at it now, via DVD a couple of years ago, I was amazed again at what a beautiful, thoroughly satisfying film it is.  (I remember telling someone, "every shot, just beautiful!")



#26 of 188 OFFLINE   Tommy R

Tommy R

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 152 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 17 2011

Posted March 14 2014 - 08:49 PM

Was born two and a half decades after it's release, but my parents owned it on LaserDisc, and has been watching this film since I was about 4. It took me a few years to get all the way through it because the morlocks scared me to death. I've been afraid of the dark ever since!



#27 of 188 OFFLINE   JohnS

JohnS

    Producer



  • 4,566 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 17 2001
  • Real Name:John Steffens

Posted March 18 2014 - 04:51 AM

I had to preorder this. One of my favorite sci-fi films.


all-banner.jpg


#28 of 188 OFFLINE   Ethan Riley

Ethan Riley

    Producer



  • 3,387 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 12 2005

Posted March 18 2014 - 08:01 AM

Never saw this film, but based on its indicated popularity, I also preordered it...

...blindly.


Very worthy of a blind buy.
 

 


#29 of 188 OFFLINE   Kyrsten Brad

Kyrsten Brad

    Second Unit



  • 494 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 09 2014
  • Real Name:Brad
  • LocationMerritt Island, Florida

Posted March 19 2014 - 01:41 AM

Brad here. OK did our pre-order using your link Ron.  The order is now in our "Save for Later" queue in Amazon.  I'll be moving it to the main Cart next week for purchase with the next Amazon batch (after this one for the wife which has Somewhere In Time.

 

I'm one of the folks who actually saw the 2002 remake first (on DVD) so I was able to judge that film (which I very much liked) on its own merits rather than a comparison to the 1960 film.   Later I caught the 1960 Time Machine on a classic channel (TCM I think).  Looked good but I"m really looking forward to this blu-ray now.

 

Do wish they would do a double-feature blu-ray with both versions as the 2002 remake has not been released on blu yet.  The score on the 2002 remake is something to behold.



#30 of 188 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

Ronald Epstein

    Studio Mogul



  • 40,249 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 03 1997

Posted March 19 2014 - 01:43 AM

Hey Brad!  Thanks for using the link.

 

I am really looking forward to this Blu-ray.


 

Ronald J Epstein
Home Theater Forum co-owner

 

 Click Here for the latest/hottest Blu-ray Preorders  Click Here for our complete Blu-ray review archive

 Click Here for our complete 3D Blu-ray review archive Click Here for our complete DVD review archive

 Click Here for Blu-Ray Preorder Release Schedule  Click Here for forum posting rules and regulations


#31 of 188 OFFLINE   David Steigman

David Steigman

    Second Unit



  • 433 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 11 2011

Posted March 19 2014 - 07:02 AM

I would not want the remake included for this release, God that film is terrible. The Time Machine is one of my all time favorites and is generally considered a major sci fi fantasy classic...

I dont even want to mention it in the same breath as the remake (phew!!!) :)


  • Everett Stallings likes this

#32 of 188 OFFLINE   Kyrsten Brad

Kyrsten Brad

    Second Unit



  • 494 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 09 2014
  • Real Name:Brad
  • LocationMerritt Island, Florida

Posted March 19 2014 - 06:30 PM

I would not want the remake included for this release, God that film is terrible. The Time Machine is one of my all time favorites and is generally considered a major sci fi fantasy classic...

I dont even want to mention it in the same breath as the remake (phew!!!) :)

Brad here. Well Dave, sorry you don't like the remake.  But that is your opinion and I respect your right to it.  I will say that seeing the remake first made my first viewing of the 1960 film that much more enjoyable.  My wife absolutely loves the remake but she really hasn't see the original yet.  I'll rectify that soon. 



#33 of 188 ONLINE   Persianimmortal

Persianimmortal

    Screenwriter



  • 1,040 posts
  • Join Date: May 22 2012
  • Real Name:Koroush Ghazi
  • LocationCanberra, Australia

Posted March 19 2014 - 08:30 PM

I have to agree with David here. The key point is that those of us who don't like the remake - and I certainly can't stand it - shouldn't be forced into buying it as part of some double feature. If the remake is to be released on blu, it should be released separately, as it shares very little in terms of storyline or atmosphere with the 1960 version, and even less so with the original book.



#34 of 188 OFFLINE   mattCR

mattCR

    Executive Producer



  • 10,023 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 05 2005
  • Real Name:Matt
  • LocationOverland Park, KS

Posted March 19 2014 - 08:44 PM

I am ALL over this.


trakt.tv

Ask Me about HTPC! (Threads in HTPC / PMs always responded to)

This signature is povided by MediaBrowser 3 Trakt Plugin: Media Browser 3


#35 of 188 OFFLINE   Tommy R

Tommy R

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 152 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 17 2011

Posted March 19 2014 - 09:05 PM

I don't think there was ever a chance of the remake being put together with the original because I believe the remake is owned by a different company. As for the remake itself, I'm sort of fond of it in certain respects. I'd pick it up on blu if it ever comes. I don't think it's the travesty some reviews made it out to be, it's just an overall mediocre film but with quite a few interesting ideas and themes that actually makes it worth watching every once in a while.



#36 of 188 OFFLINE   Kyrsten Brad

Kyrsten Brad

    Second Unit



  • 494 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 09 2014
  • Real Name:Brad
  • LocationMerritt Island, Florida

Posted March 20 2014 - 12:20 PM

I don't think there was ever a chance of the remake being put together with the original because I believe the remake is owned by a different company. As for the remake itself, I'm sort of fond of it in certain respects. I'd pick it up on blu if it ever comes. I don't think it's the travesty some reviews made it out to be, it's just an overall mediocre film but with quite a few interesting ideas and themes that actually makes it worth watching every once in a while.

Considering Hollywood's track record for the suckitude of remakes, I can understand Dave's opinion.  In the case of The Time Machine movies I might differ but like I said I saw the remake first before I saw the original. And if the movies were made by different companies, it would take a high level of cooperation between the two to offer a 2 for one blu package  (1960 version-MGM, 2002 version-Dreamworks). 

I'd still like to see it offered as a dual package though both films should be offered separately (on blu) as well for those who so desire.



#37 of 188 OFFLINE   Ethan Riley

Ethan Riley

    Producer



  • 3,387 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 12 2005

Posted March 20 2014 - 01:42 PM

*
POPULAR

I don't see why they have to double-up with the remake. The inclusion of that hot tub killed it for me...just killed it.
  • ahollis, FoxyMulder and Persianimmortal like this
 

 


#38 of 188 OFFLINE   Tommy R

Tommy R

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 152 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 17 2011

Posted March 20 2014 - 09:29 PM

BWAHAHAHA!!!!!! The hot tub was the BEST part! :P



#39 of 188 OFFLINE   Ethan Riley

Ethan Riley

    Producer



  • 3,387 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 12 2005

Posted March 21 2014 - 07:09 AM

Seriously, if they were to offer a remake, they might include the 1978 version. It wasn't very good, but it's got Priscilla Barnes as Weena, so all is not lost.
 

 


#40 of 188 OFFLINE   Ejanss

Ejanss

    Screenwriter



  • 1,615 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 23 2012

Posted March 21 2014 - 07:24 AM

Seriously, if they were to offer a remake, they might include the 1978 version. It wasn't very good, but it's got Priscilla Barnes as Weena, so all is not lost.

 

It's also from Sunn Classic Pictures (yes, the Noah's Ark people), back when they were trying to break into 70's TV pilots.  Definitely in the "Nothing to see here" column, but at least we don't have PC Na'vi Eloi, and wasn't personally mangled by HG's relatives.  ;)







Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Warner

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users