TIME AFTER TIME REVIEWED
“Time After Time” is one of my favorite time travel movies ever made. If you pressed me on it, I might even call it my favorite time travel movie. The Nicholas Meyer film doesn’t bother heavily with science or the need to build a world. In fact, the premise is quite fantastic and simple. Writer H.G. Wells has managed to build the Time Machine that he wrote about in his novel. His Victoria gentlemen friends are impressed, but none moreso than Jack the Ripper. After Scotland Yard discovers the Ripper’s identity, he steals the Time Machine and flees to 1979 San Francisco.
Knowing that he can’t let a killer remain in the future, Wells calls the Time Machine back and goes back to the future. After meeting Mary Steenburgen and going through various time travel movie cliches, the film finds its heart. Wells and Steenburgen love each other, but they don’t know how to make it work in the future with a killer after both of them. While each party stands as an independent front against doom, the couple might not make it out of this alive. A year after the film was released, Steenburgen and Malcolm McDowell would be married.
Equal parts romance and Science Fiction, “Time After Time” swings for the fences and pulls off the impossible. It’s the emotional and heartfelt Sci-Fi film of the 1970s. Yeah, I know that some will want to fight me on the claim. The line starts to the left, dear readers.
- 2.40:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 2.0