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Somewhere in Time [VHS] (1980) Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Jeannot Szwarc (Director)
It's silly, it's superficial, it's so desperately earnest about its tale of time-spanning love that you almost wish for a cheap flatulence gag just to break the solemn mood. But there's something so unabashedly gushy and entertaining about Somewhere in Time that you can't begrudge its enduring popularity. The film has become a staple of romantic-movie lovers since its release in 1980, and endless showings on cable TV have turned it into a dubious classic of sorts--a three-hanky weeper that anyone can enjoy as a guilty pleasure or a beloved favorite, with no apologies necessary.
In his first film after the star-making success of Superman, Christopher Reeve stars as a contemporary playwright who visits a posh hotel and sees the portrait of an actress (Jane Seymour) who had performed there in 1912. He becomes obsessed with this beautiful woman and learns all he can about her, and then discovers a method of hypnotically transporting himself backward in time to meet her. "Is it ... you?" she says upon seeing the lovestruck playwright, and it's clearly a mutual attraction. But even the slightest reminder of the playwright's modern time can jar him from his seemingly real existence in the past, so his wonderful love affair is constantly just a step from being stolen away.
Based on Richard Matheson's novel Bid Time Return, this flaky film may strain one's tolerance for plot holes and corny romance, but it's hard to deny its lasting appeal--and let's face it, guys, it'll make wives and girlfriends swoon if they're in a tearjerker mood. --Jeff Shannon
Love this movie! I stay at the Grand Hotel yearly, and love the history there.Published 4 hours ago by Pamela Schmid
Five friends just watched this together before a trip to Mackinac Island and the Grand Hotel where it was filmed. The consensus was that the movie was slow and looked like a play. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Cindytg
Definitely a great movie from a great cast - late Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour.
Sometimes I contemplate the possibilities of revisiting great friends and families... Read more
This movie is a favorite of my husband and myself. The story is beautiful and the period costumes are perfect. It takes you back to a time when things weren't so complicated. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Alice Kopec
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|Any chance for a Blu-ray version for Somewhere in Time?||
I have created a facebook page which anyone can simply "Like" to petition the powers-that-be to bring Somewhere In Time to Blu-ray via the high-quality transfer and/or restoration that it deserves. Go here to like... Read More
Jul 3, 2011 by D. Parks | See all 5 posts
Yes it is and not to embarrass you but your answer is in the product description
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it looks like it is this movie
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and unfortunately there is no dvd edition and the vhs edition is out of sale.
Jan 22, 2007 by Jorge Alban Martinez | See all 4 posts