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    Added on: 4/8/2002 00:21
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    Time Machine, The (2002) (US)

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    "An action-packed, mind-blowing time travel adventure." -ABC Radio Network
    Certificate: PG-13
    Running Time: 96 mins
    Retail Price: $29.98
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    The Time Machine explodes with pulse-pounding action in a visually stunning film the critics are calling "a thrilling, heart-stopping adventure."

    Desperate to alter the course of time, a visionary scientist invents a revolutionary machine that propels him 800,000 years into the future. There he discovers that humans have evolved into two groups- the hunters and the hunted. Now he must fight to save himself, and all of mankind, in a final desperate battle.

    This spectacular thrill ride of a movie stars Guy Pearce, Orlando Jones, and Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons in a remarkable film featuring "dazzling effects that will wow you."

    Special Features:
    "Creating The Time Machine" - See how the dynamic change in time was created as the film`s centerpiece, the actual Time Machine, transports viewers from the past into the future
    "Creating The Morlocks" - Academy Award®-winning visual effects artist Stan Winston takes you into his studio to see how the aciton packed effects of the Morlocks were created
    Animated Sequence Featuring Sam Wells` original storyboards set to music
    Commentaries from Director, Producer, Editor and Visual Effects Supervisor
    Deleted Scenes and More

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 French
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 Spanish
    DTS 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Simon Wells

    Written By:

    Laura Kirk
    Phyllida Law
    Mark Addy
    Guy Pearce

    Casting By:
    Mindy Marin

    Soundtrack By:
    Geoff Zanelli
    Alan Zachary
    James Michael Dooley
    Klaus Badelt

    Director of Photography:
    Donald McAlpine

    Wayne Wahrman

    Costume Designer:
    Bob Ringwood
    Deena Appel

    Production Designer:
    Oliver Scholl

    David Valdes
    Walter F. Parkes
    John Logan
    David V. Lester

    Executive Producer:
    Jorge Saralegui
    Laurie MacDonald
    Arnold Leibovit

    DreamWorks Pictures

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    7 / 10
    I loved the original film of this so I was really looking forward to it. It started off well, Guy Pearce was actually rather good, I enjoyed his portrayal of the professor a lot, the sets and colours used throughout the first half were great, the effects when the time machine actually travels in time are fantastic, I loved the little touches such as the spider spinning it`s web and the fashion clothing in the shop window chaanging as in the original. Very nice sequence when the camera revolves around the changing landscape and pulls back out beyond the earth, wonderful. However as soon as he reaches his destination with Samantha Mumba and the morlocks it lost all the magic created in the first half and went downhill, only Jeremy Irons as the Uber Morlock could lift it slightly but this was only a very brief encounter. Overall Good but could have been better.
    posted by phuturephantasy on 9/8/2002 00:06
    8 / 10
    COuldnt agree more... The imaging and effects are stunning, but after the professor reaches the final destination it goes downhill as soon as the morlocks enter the sage... Still, a very nice tale :)
    posted by NiM on 14/10/2002 16:19