A celebration of the 1936 film written by H.G. Wells, directed by William Cameron Menzies, and produced by Alexander Korda


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18 June 2012 saw the re-release of Network DVD's Special Edition of the film on Blu-Ray. The image galleries have been upgraded to HD, and expanded, while the viewing notes booklet has been substantially updated to reflect a host of new information that came to light since the DVD release in 2007. The main feature now included subtitles, while also included is a pdf of the post-production continuity script (the "London Films Script").

Nick Cooper, 22 August 2012

TO BUY THE NEW DVD:

Direct from Network DVD
Play.com

PRESS COVERAGE:

The Guardian
www.blu-ray.com


Regular readers of this site will have noticed a marked degree of inactivity on it for most of the last 18 months, despite long-standing expansion plans. One of the main reasons for this has been that I have been actively involved in Network DVD's two-disc special edition of the film, which was released on 8 May 2007. The first disc in the set reinstates the previously "lost" footage from the "Gutlohn Print" (see below), which effectively uplifts the "standard" 92m 42s print - the only version seen in the UK, Australia, and elsewhere for many years - to the 1936 American running time of 96m 24s. The second disc features a "Virtual Extended Edition" of the film, which augments the existing footage with stills and script extras to illustrate Wells's original narrative as fully as possible. Other extras include a 1971 programme on Wells by Brian Aldis, and a 1975 interview with Sir Ralph Richardson. This release also includes a 24-page booklet by myself, detailing the background, production, and legacy of the film.

Nick Cooper, 24 June 2007

TO BUY THE NEW DVD:

Direct from Network DVD
Play.com

PRESS COVERAGE:

The Observer/Guardian
Channel 4


NOW AVAILABLE:

PREVIOUSLY "LOST FOOTAGE"
Screen-grabs & script extracts from the "Gutlohn Print."

PHOTO GALLERY
Original stills, including lost scenes - with script extracts - and production shots.

1: PUBLICITY MATERIAL GALLERY
2: MERCHANDISE & PRESS COVERAGE GALLERY
3: MUSIC GALLERY
Contemporary and later promotional materials and merchandise, both UK domestic and overseas. [PROVISIONAL VERSION]

DOMESTIC CINE FILM/VIDEO TAPE/LASERDISC/DVD DATABASE
A guide to releases - both official and unauthorised - from around the world, with quality and print content details.[PROVISIONAL VERSION]

PLANNED FEATURES:

REPORTAGE
Contemporary press coverage of the production and release of the film.

Click here for the original www.625.org.uk Things to Come page

PAGE HISTORY:

27/04/05 First upload
11/05/05 Additional text
18/05/05 Reformatted; new link

05/06/06

Reformatted

21/11/08 Updated
07/06/09 Photo gallery link updated
03/05/10 Blog link updated
15/10/11 Amendments
22/08/12 Blu-Ray details