Things to Come

Directed by William Cameron Menzies

Madacy Entertainment Group | April 1, 1999 | DVD

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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.

Video Release: April 1, 1999

Theatrical Release: 1936

Rating: Not Rated

Studio: Madacy Entertainment Group

UPC: 056775032197

Found in: Classics, Futuristic / Space, General

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Things to Come

Directed by William Cameron Menzies

Video Release: April 1, 1999

Theatrical Release: 1936

Rating: Not Rated

Studio: Madacy Entertainment Group

UPC: 056775032197


Edition Description
  • B&W
  • Originally in English
  • Released in English

Synopsis

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.

Description

A visually sweeping sci-fi classic full of futuristic vistas and modern cityscapes, based on the story by H.G. Wells and written for the screen by Wells. Massey is a future leader determined to restore law and order.

Notes

Additional cast: Pearl Argyle (Katherine Cabal), Kenneth Villiers (Maurice Passworthy), Anne McLaren (The Child), and Patricia Hilliard (Janet Gordon). Additional credits: Nigel Tangye (aeronautical advisor) and Frank Wells (assistant art director).
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