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A landmark collaboration between writer H. G. Wells (Island of Lost Souls), producer Alexander Korda (The Thief of Bagdad), and designer and director William Cameron Menzies (Gone with the Wind), Things to Come is a science fiction film like no other, a prescient political work that predicts a century of turmoil and progress. Skipping through time, Things to Come bears witness to world war, dictatorship, disease, the rise of television, and finally, utopia. Conceived, written, and overseen by Wells himself as an adaptation of his own work, this megabudgeted production, the most ambitious ever from Korda�s London Films, is a triumph of imagination and technical audacity. SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES � New high-definition digital film restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack � Audio commentary featuring film historian and writer David Kalat � Interview with writer and cultural historian Christopher Frayling on the film�s design � Film historian Bruce Eder on Arthur Bliss�s musical score � Audio recording from 1936 of a reading from H. G. Wells�s writing about the �wandering sickness,� the plague in Things to Come � PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Geoffrey O�Brien � More!
A beautifully conceived movie that just happened to be prescient and predicted so many things in our modern world. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sally Golds
I saw this film once as a youth. Despite the cheezy effects the positive message of the film remains valid and in today's screwed up world even more necessary.Published 12 months ago by geo
Fabulous, came before I expected, mint condition, real classic worth keepingPublished 13 months ago by Calvin Woosnam
Starting with the year 1940, we are given insight to how humankind progresses or regresses due to the inevitable war that lasts for decades. Read morePublished 22 months ago by bernie
A little over a year ago there was a release of this film in colour and black and white. It looked so much better then the $0.99 VHS I found in a dump bin back in the '80's. Read morePublished on June 18 2013 by Stephen Bieth
This is classic H.G. Wells. 70 years on, technology is still both a boon & a bane, just like the people who create & use it. Read morePublished on Oct. 7 2009 by Cat
If you are a SCI-FI and Space film fan like myself you tend to be very critical of films. Some films lack detail and some have actors that destroy the story. Read morePublished on April 11 2009 by S. Keller
Things to Come is an unusual film with an unusual history. It plays on several levels, the most important being its anti-war message. H.G. Read morePublished on July 3 2006 by Daniel Jolley
Okay, enough already about the transfers, let's talk about the film itself.
In a nutshell, this 1936 Brit sci-fi feature deals with war and progress. Everytown (London? Read more