H.G. Wells’ Things to Come (1936) – By Jason S. Lockard

H.G. Wells was a writer with amazing vision! That’s way so many of his stories are brought to the screen. It seems we never tire to see Wells’ stories brought to life. Legend Films has brought one of the first adaptations of H.G. Wells stories to life Things to Come!

The story titled The shape of things to come is brought to the screen by director William Cameron Menzies. The film opens prior to World War II and takes the viewer on a hundred-year time trip to the future where they war leaves plague and anarchy. Then a rational state rebuilds civilization. This saga predicts television, jet planes and evil dictators. Visually this movie is stunning.

One this New DVD release you not only get a restored black and white version of this classic, but a newly colorised film designed by effects master Ray Harryhausen and the colorization is pretty awesome. Bonus features on this release include, an interview with Ray Harryhausen, the colorization process, Harryhausen bio and filmography, classic commercials and Legend Films trailers.

So if you love H.G. Wells stories check out this early film adaptation. Head over to www.LegendFilms.com or your local DVD provider and get your copy today.

Moral Rating: Mild violence
Audience: Teens and adults
Genre: Action
Length: 100 minutes
DVD Released: 2006
DVD Rating: A