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    Unique ID Code: 0000149114
    Added by: Jitendar Canth
    Added on: 13/6/2012 16:41
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    Things to Come

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    What will the next hundred years bring to mankind?
    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 97 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    A future history as scripted by the visionary writer H.G. Wells, Things To Come set a high benchmark for science fiction with its fantastic design, gigantic sets and spectacular special effects. Acknowledged as a landmark within the genre, Oscar-winning William Cameron Menzies creates an astounding vision of post-war desolation and utopian futurism. Starring Oscar-nominated Raymond Massey as John Cabal and his descendants and the award-winning Ralph Richardson as The Boss, Things To Come showcases a gorgeous, and instantly recognisable, score by Arthur Bliss. Presented for the first time in High Definition, this version of Things To Come has been painstakingly restored from the remaining film elements and represents the most complete version known to exist.

    It's Christmas 1940 and the people of Everytown, unprepared and ill-equipped, find themselves at war against an enemy who has been planning such a conflict for years. The land is devastated by the horrors of aerial bombardment as the war drags on for thirty years, causing a period of despair, with feudal tyrants ruling a downtrodden populace suffering famine and pestilence. Can the human race rise above its desperate circumstances and build a scientific utopia?

    Special Features:
    Extensive booklet (expanded from the DVD) by Nick Cooper

    Audio commentary with Things to Come expert Nick Cooper
    Comprehensive HD image gallery, including many rare stills
    HD merchandise image gallery
    US re-release trailer
    Script PDF

    Virtual Extended Edition - a viewing option allowing for the inclusion of text and images from long-missing and unfilmed scenes to present a tantalising 'what if?'
    On Reflection: Brian Aldiss on H.G. Wells - a 25-minute documentary from 1971
    Ralph Richardson interview by Russell Harty in 1975
    The Wandering Sickness - an original 78rpm recording

    Video Tracks:
    1.37:1 monochrome 1080p

    Audio Tracks:
    LPCM 2.0 mono English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    William Cameron Menzies

    Written By:

    Raymond Massey
    Edward Chapman
    Ralph Richardson
    Margaretta Scott
    Cedric Hardwicke
    Maurice Braddell
    Sophie Stewart
    Derrick De Marney
    Ann Todd

    Music From:
    Arthur Bliss

    Director of Photography:
    Georges Périnal

    Charles Crichton
    Francis D. Lyon

    Costume Designer:
    John Armstrong
    René Hubert
    Cathleen Mann
    Sam Williams

    Alexander Korda


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