Things to Come: Special Edition

Things to Come: Special Edition

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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 (Invaders from Mars) creates an astounding vision of post-war desolation and utopian futurism.

Starring Oscar-nominated Raymond Massey (A Matter of Life and Death) as John Cabal and his descendants and the award-winning Ralph Richardson (The Four Feathers) as The Boss, Things To Come showcases a gorgeous, and instantly recognisable, score by Arthur Bliss. A world first, this version of Things To Come has been painstakingly restored in High Definition 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

[] Brand new digital restoration of the longest existing version
[] 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?’
[] Brand-new audio commentary with Things to Come expert Nick Cooper
[] On Reflection: Brian Aldiss on H.G. Wells – 25 minute documentary from 1971
[] Ralph Richardson interview by Russell Harty in 1975
[] Extensive booklet written by Nick Cooper
[] The Wandering Sickness – an original 78rpm recording
[] Comprehensive image gallery, including many rare stills
[] Merchandise image gallery
[] US re-release trailer


Things to Come: Special Edition
Reference
7952504
Barcode
5027626250447
Classification
PG
Number of Discs
2
Picture
1.33:1 / Black and White
Sound
Mono / English
Subtitles
None
Region
2 / PAL
Time
96 mins approx + extras