The classic H.G. Wells time travel tale (and the one that got me hooked!)
The Time Machine
(1960) Starring:Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Sebastian Cabot Director:George Pal Certificate:
In George Pal's version of the H.G. Wells classic, Rod Taylor stars as George, a young scientist fascinated with the concept of time travel. On December 31, 1899, George seats himself in his jerry-built time machine and thrusts himself forward into 1917. A dyed-in-the-wool pacifist, George is ..read more »
Not as good as the original, but it has it's merits...
The Time Machine(2002) Starring:Samantha Mumba, Jeremy Irons, Phyllida Law Director:Simon Wells Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
When turn-of-the century scientist Alexander Hartdegen (Guy Pearce) uses his newly-invented time machine to travel back and prevent the murder of his girlfriend Emma (Sienna Guillory), he finds that he is nonetheless unable to change the past. Curious as to why this is, Alexander travels into the ..read more »
(1980) Starring:Kenny Baker, Ralph Richardson, Derrick O'Connor Director:Terry Gilliam Certificate:
A young boy joins a group of renegade dwarves on an unpredictable journey through time in this humorous fantasy. Monty Python animator Terry Gilliam mostly achieves a tricky balancing act in his second feature as sole director, creating a dark, irreverent comedy disguised as a family adventure. ..read more »
Okay - only one of the many shorts on this DVD warrants it's inclusion on this list, but it's a good un. Called 12:01, it follows a man caught in a time loop, apparently doomed to repeat the same hour over and over again. This gem was shown on Channel 4 back in the 90's long before Groundhog Day came along - worth getting for this half hour short alone.
Cinema Collection - Vol. 9 and Vol. 10
Starring:Ruben Blades, Linden Ashby, Kurtwood Smith Certificate:
Collection of eight movie shorts starring several Hollywood stars. This volume includes: 'A Hard Rain', '12:01 PM' (1990), 'Buford's Got A Gun' (1995), 'Leslie's Folly' (1994), '15th Phase of the Moon' (1992), 'Heart of the Deal' (1990), 'Astronomy' (1988) and 'The Great O'Grady' (1993).