DVD Things to Come [DVD] [1900] [English] [Region 1] (DVD 1372089),
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Things to Come [DVD] [1900] [English] [Region 1]

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • In the years since they were published, H.G. Wells's words seem to have become prophecies... Society in 2036 has devolved into a leisure-saturated body of mass consumers. Important decisions are relegated to an elite few. World wars have left parts of the globe in ashes; localized conflicts continue as a way of life. Social and medical epidemics rage. The comfortable bourgeoisie dwells like moles, living below sea level. Its members rest on cellophane sofas, inhale filtered oxygen, ingest preserved food, and entertain themselves by synthetic light. While the intelligentsia obliterates the sick to create a utopia for the earthlings who remain, others plan a mysterious trip to the moon, purportedly for humanity to reach the next rung on its evolutionary ladder.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LF00421

  • Credits
    Raymond Massey, Ralph Richardson, Ralph Richardson, Cedric Hardwicke, Cedric Hardwicke, Cedric Webster Hardwicke, Ann Todd, Margaretta Scott, Maurice Braddell, Sophie Stewart, Derrick De Marney, Derrick DeMarney
  • Critic Reviews
    Rating: B
    Entertainment Weekly

    3 stars out of 5 -- "When it came to predicting the future, Herbert George Wells was no slouch....Wells' story takes in war, plague, destruction and rebirth."
    Total Film

    5 stars out of 5 -- "[With] some stunning design and imagination....Quite amazing..."
    Ultimate DVD

    "Menzies' visionary if eccentric adaptation of H.G. Wells' novel is fascinating both as a record of 1930s England and for its apocalyptic vision of the future."
    Sight and Sound

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