Somewhere in Time [Collector's Edition] [DVD] [1980]

  • SKU: 4028322
  • Release Date: 10/31/2000
  • Rating: PG
This film comes once again to DVD in a collector's edition version done for the film's 20th anniversary. The collector's edition includes a new documentary ("Back to Somewhere in Time"), a commentary by the film's director, seven production photos, a featurette narrated by one of the founders of the Somewhere in Time Fan Club, English and French language options, English and Spanish subtitles, theatrical trailer, and dual-layer, nonanamorphic widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio) formatting. Picture colors are natural, but somewhat dark. The Dolby Digital 2.0 soundtrack is mono rather than stereo. The plastic case includes a small booklet of production notes and a chapter index.
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (21 out of 21)

Synopsis


Somewhere in Time
Christopher Reeve got away from Superman and related costume roles in this dramatic fantasy film, adapted from Richard Matheson's 1960s vintage novel Bid Time Return. A young playwright, Richard Collier (Reeve), is approached by an elderly woman on the occasion of his first triumph in 1972 -- all she says to him is "Come back to me" and leaves him with a watch that contains a picture of a ravishing young woman. Eight years later, he visits the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island and comes upon a photograph of the same woman, whom he discovers was an actress who made an appearance at the hotel in 1912. He becomes obsessed with the image and what the woman -- who died the night she approached him in 1972 -- meant by what she said. In a manner somewhat reminiscent of the film Laura, he falls in love with her and her image as he learns more about her life and career. Then he comes upon the suggestion of a professor at his former college that time travel may, in fact, be possible, using an extreme form of self-hypnosis to free the person from the place they occupy in the time-stream. Collier's feelings for the woman are so strong that he succeeds, bringing himself back to the hotel in 1912 on the eve of her triumph. He meets the actress, Elise McKenna (Jane Seymour), and the two fall in love despite the machinations of her obsessive, autocratic manager (Christopher Plummer), who feels threatened by Collier's presence. ~ Bruce Eder, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Christopher Reeve
    Christopher Reeve - Richard Collier
  • Jane Seymour
    Jane Seymour - Elise McKenna
  • Christopher Plummer
    Christopher Plummer - William Fawcett Robinson
  • Teresa Wright
    Teresa Wright - Laura Roberts
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    Bill Erwin - Arthur



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Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 21 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall very nice

    Posted
    Keith
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    Upgrade if you have the DVD but don't expect miracles. It's a solid transfer but the original print wasn't the best to begin with.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great Classic

    Posted
    mkav

    The actors are great, the story is soooo romantic, the costumes are wonderful. A great all around love story that will remain a true classic.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful, romantic movie beautifully portrayed.

    Posted
    RO1211

    This movie is a beautiful, romantic story that is as wonderful today as it was when it was first released.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Most Romantic Movie

    Posted
    Bulldawgg2

    This is what true love is all about. Open your heart and your mind to this wonderful story of lost love.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    a valentine's day classic

    Posted
    mrmusky

    Just as "It's a Wonderful Life" is a Christmas classic,Somewhere in Time should be shown every Valentine's day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Travel back in time

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    jcb476
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    The movie looks a little dated compared to movies these days, but the storyline is interesting. The line "Come back to me" starts the concept of going back in time to meet one true love. Jane Seymour looks lovely and Christopher Reeve's acting is well...Christopher Reeve.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tear Jerker.

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    ockid
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    This movie takes you back and forth in time. Keeps you thinking.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Romance

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    Wbtwp
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    This classic romance is a Michigan favorite. The story takes place at the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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