Warner Archive Collection New Releases: Time and Travels


TIME AFTER TIME (1979) on Blu-ray with New 2016 1080p HD. Remaster When novelist and screenwriter Nicholas Meyer borrowed a page from the Preston Sturges’ playbook to parley a pulse-pounding premise into his directorial debut, an instant Sci-Fi Romance Crime Social Satire classic was born. The streets of London in 1893 are under siege by a silent killer of women, Jack the Ripper (David Warner). When the authorities start closing in, Jack steals The Time Machine from his inventive friend, Herbert George Wells. Fleeing to late ’70s San Francisco, the Ripper finds the savage future to his liking. But HG Wells turns Time Traveler and teams up with a local (Mary Steenburgen) to put a stop to the Ripper’s reign of terror. Deftly mixing comedy, romance, suspense and wonder, Time After Time arrives looking time-warp fresh in this new 1080p HD edition. Special Feature: Feature Length Commentary from Malcolm McDowell and Nicholas Meyer. 16×9 Widescreen

FITZPATRICK TRAVELTALKS, VOLUME 3 (1940-53). To paraphrase the peripatetic producer of these Technicolor travelogues, it is with this third volume that we reluctantly say farewell to the “voice of the globe,” James A. Fitzpatrick. Spanning the years 1940 to 1953, these shorts, produced for MGM, provide poignant and picturesque postcards of the four corners of the Earth, from pre-war New Orleans to post-war Western Germany, allowing a generation of movie-goers to experience the world from their hometown movie house. And as a final treat, two super-sized travel specials are included – James A. FitzPatrick’s Mighty Manhattan: New York’s Wonder City and the non-FitzPatrick production Rome, The Eternal City which gives us a glimpse of Cinecitta (and Deborah Kerr) during the production of Quo Vadis.

NOTE: These DVDs are Manufactured on Demand (MOD); to order, fans must visit The Warner Archive Collection, WB Shop.com, Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

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