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DVD

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Things to come

Call Number

  • DVD SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY (CEN)

Edition

DVD special ed.

Languages

English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Performers

Raymond Massey, Edward Chapman, Ralph Richardson, Margaretta Scott, Cedric Hardwicke, Maurice Braddell, Sophie Stewart, Derrick DeMarney, Ann Todd, Pearl Argyle, Charles Carson.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2013]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 19 cm.)

Audience

Not rated.

Summary

Skipping through time, this film bears witness to world war, disease, dictatorship, and finally, utopia.

Notes

Originally released as a motion picture in 1936.

Special features: new high-definiton digital film restoration ; audio commentary featuring film historian and writer David Kalat ; interview with writer and cultural historian Christopher Frayling on the film's design ; visual essay by film historian Bruce Eder on Arthur Bliss's musical score ; unused special effects footage by artist László Moholy-Nagy, along with a video installation piece by Jan Tichy incorporating that footage ; audio recording from 1936 of a reading from H. G. Wells's writing about the Wandering Sickness, the plague in Things to come.

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