Somewhere In Time 20th

Directed by Jeannot Szwarc
Starring Christopher Plummer, Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour

Universal Home Video | September 7, 2010 | DVD

Somewhere In Time 20th is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
"Come back to me." These were the strange words uttered by aged actress Elise McKenna to playwright Richard Collier, and they have haunted him ever since. When he hears that Elise has died, an irresistible impulse leads him to travel to the historic hotel where she lived. There he discovers an old photograph of Elise and realizes, to his amazement, that in another life he was once her lover. Richard wills himself into the past and meets Elise again, now young and beautiful and acclaimed. Their romance blossoms anew, but not even true love can defeat the power of time...

Video Release: September 7, 2010

Theatrical Release: 1980

Runtime: 104

Rating: R (MPAA)

Studio: Universal Home Video

UPC: 025192091124

Found in: Action / Adventure, General, Romance / Tear Jerker

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Come back to me On the opening night of his first play, Richard Collier (played by Christopher Reeve) is greeted by a mysterious older woman who subtly puts an antique watch into his hand with a picture of a beautiful woman. Several years later, wanting to get away from work, Richard decides to take a break and finds himself staying in a hotel where he becomes awe-struck and obsessed by the same photograph he was given inside the watch. On the hunt for answers, he finds out that the woman was an actress back in the 1900’s named Elise McKenna (played by the beautiful Jane Seymour.) Unable to get her out of his mind, he resorts to self-hypnosis in hopes of travelling back in time to meet and fall in love with her. This was such a romantic movie filled with beauty and utter simplicity. Christopher Reeve gave a brilliant performance showing his strong-willed character on the brink of madness and my heart was filled with awe feeling the passionate love between Richard and Elise that endured throughout the film. His obsession with Elise reached a point where the yearning for her became almost heartbreaking to watch but seeing how far a journey he went even in his own mind makes time travel a truly life-changing experience.
Date published: 2010-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love is a function of timing I first saw this movie as a very young teen and was mesmerized by the theme of a love so profound but so out-of-time. It's like another movie titled "Say Anything" with two loves on totally different paths who come together on borrowed time. This classic 1980 movie takes that notion to a whole new level. Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour are stunning in their time capsule challenged roles of an actress and playwright fighting the clock. The cinematography is beautiful and the period costumes are detailed in capturing 1912. When Richard is transported back to 1978 it's heartbreaking to watch, especially as he gets ill from his loss. The chemistry between Reeve and Seymour is terrific! You just want them to be together. I tell my "coupled" friends about this movie because I joke that they "had fate on their side". I kind of have the same feeling as Richard Collier to a year. Mine is 1994 so this movie is especially endearing to me. My love and I met 10 years too late and fate decided another path for me in 1994. Like Richard, I'm haunted by that time and by the love I had to let go of because of it, even though I left Canada for California shortly thereafter. Love knows not the passage of time.
Date published: 2006-04-03

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Somewhere In Time 20th

Directed by Jeannot Szwarc
Starring Christopher Plummer, Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour

Video Release: September 7, 2010

Theatrical Release: 1980

Runtime: 104

Rating: R (MPAA)

Studio: Universal Home Video

UPC: 025192091124


Edition Description
  • Mono
  • Closed Captioned
  • Color
  • Digitally Processed
  • Runtime: 104 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Originally in English
  • Released in English

Synopsis

"Come back to me." These were the strange words uttered by aged actress Elise McKenna to playwright Richard Collier, and they have haunted him ever since. When he hears that Elise has died, an irresistible impulse leads him to travel to the historic hotel where she lived. There he discovers an old photograph of Elise and realizes, to his amazement, that in another life he was once her lover. Richard wills himself into the past and meets Elise again, now young and beautiful and acclaimed. Their romance blossoms anew, but not even true love can defeat the power of time...

Description

Story about a man in love with the picture of a long-dead beauty. Academy Award Nominations: Best Costume Design.

Notes

DVD Features: Region 1 Encoding Special Features: Includes production notes, talent biographies, clips and the original theatrical trailer.