The Time Machine


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Rod Taylor Photo
Rod Taylor as H. George Wells
Yvette Mimieux Photo
Yvette Mimieux as Weena
Alan Young Photo
Alan Young as David Filby / James Filby
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Sebastian Cabot as Dr. Philip Hillyer
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809.34 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 43 min
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1.64 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 43 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ebiros28 / 10

One of the best science fiction movie from the '60s

This is one of the best science fiction movie from the '60s. Based on H G Wells' novel, Time Machine is probably the first movie dealing with time travel.

When time travel was not mainstream topic of science fiction, this movie paved the way for interest in time travel, and also sort of gave permission for people to think about time travel, and not be considered a crack pot. Now mainstream physicist write about how real time machines can be constructed without violating the laws of physics. In this sense this movie had seminal influence in the way we think about time.

All this probably wouldn't have happened if this movie had shoddy workmanship, but the production of this movie was impeccable. Everything about this movie is beautifully made. Story is intriguing, and also presents an interesting scenario about the future of man kind.

Not only is this a historically important film, it's an excellently made movie. If you're a science fiction fan, this is one movie you need to watch.

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird10 / 10

A favourite

I love this film, and so does my dad, much better than the style over substance remake. In fact, both of us feel it is a huge favourite of ours and looking at the film's charms it isn't hard to see why. The special are still very charming and stylish- not dated to me, and the story is a haunting and speculative one that sticks to the spirit of HG Wells's marvellous story well. The set design is wonderful, the script like the story is imaginative, the pace is brisk and the direction is great. The acting while not the film's best asset is still good with Rod Taylor likable enough as the inventor. Overall, a big favourite and definitely worth a watch. 10/10 Bethany Cox

Reviewed by bkoganbing9 / 10

"He Has All The Time In The World"

One of my favorite films back when I was a lad was George Pal's production of the H.G. Wells novel, The Time Machine. As I've gotten a lot older since the 13 I was when it came out, I can more appreciate the meticulous care that went into the making of this film.

Considering that we didn't have computer generated images back in the day, the special effects hold up remarkably well. The make up and costumes for the villainous Morlocks still have the power to frighten.

What I look at now though was the United Kingdom of the turn of the last century in which Wells wrote his book. As much as George Pal was able to capture the future, he did as well with the past, the recreation of the Victorian/Edwardian era from which our time traveler Rod Taylor goes to the future and back.

A lot of that has to do with the casting of the four men who are Taylor's friends and looked like they stepped from that era. Tom Helmore, Sebastian Cabot, Whit Bissell, and Alan Young all comport themselves as proper English gentlemen who are concerned and support their friend anyway in his theories and experiments.

Especially Alan Young's performance, it's my favorite in the film. Young plays a dual role as Taylor's friend and as his own son over several generations of the 20th century. He's the kind of true friend we should all in life be fortunate to have.

Also note that the mechanics of the Time Machine itself are never explained, just how the thing works and what powers it. It was probably beyond even the fertile imagination of H.G. Wells to conceive, our own best minds of science now debate whether it is even theoretically possible.

Rod Taylor after playing several good supporting roles in many films since arriving in America from his native Australia, got his first lead and real big break in The Time Machine. He's excellent as the time traveler who essentially saves the future for mankind and rescues it from the world that has developed.

The Time Machine was also ahead of it's time. no pun intended, in its depiction of the peaceful Eloi. During the sixties age of flower power, the gentle Eloi are like a bunch of hippies who seemingly have attained their version of paradise. No one is old and they live in a garden of Eden. Little do they know what the underground Morlocks are using them for.

Yvette Mimieux who as Weena of the Eloi got her break out role her. She's the quintessence of the flower power generation soon to come.

Even though new versions have been done, this version of The Time Machine still stirs the imagination and appeals to the scientifically curious in all of us.

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