Somewhere In Time DVD UK Consumer Release 2009

Adapted from Richard Matheson’s 1960s vintage novel Bid Time Return. A young playwright, Richard Collier (Reeve), is approached by an elderly woman on the occasion of his first triumph in 1972 — all she says to him is “Come back to me” and leaves him with a watch that contains a picture of a ravishing young woman. Eight years later, he visits the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island and comes upon a photograph of the same woman, whom he discovers was an actress who made an appearance at the hotel in 1912. He becomes obsessed with the image and what the woman — who died the night she approached him in 1972 — meant by what she said. In a manner somewhat reminiscent of the film Laura, he falls in love with her and her image as he learns more about her life and career. Then he comes upon the suggestion of a professor at his former college that time travel may, in fact, be possible, using an extreme form of self-hypnosis to free the person from the place they occupy in the time-stream. Collier’s feelings for the woman are so strong that he succeeds, bringing himself back to the hotel in 1912 on the eve of her triumph. He meets the actress, Elise McKenna (Jane Seymour), and the two fall in love despite the machinations of her obsessive, autocratic manager (Christopher Plummer), who feels threatened by Collier’s presence. All Movie Guide.

Rear Window Consumer DVD UK 2010

Jason Kemp, a successful architect (Christopher Reeve) is left quadriplegic after a car accident and to pass the time begins to ‘spy’ on his neighbours in the apartment block opposite. One day he believes he has evidence that a murder has taken place: that sculptor Jason Thorpe, a violent philanderer, has killed his wife Ilene. Kemp confides in his co-worker Claudia (Daryl Hannah) and then Detective Moore (Robert Forster) who is sceptical about this theory, especially after Ilene reappears in the apartment! Kemp knows she is not the same woman but cannot prove it. Who is she and why is she pretending to be Ilene? A psychological thriller that will keep you guessing till the very end.