Quest For Love
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It is a love story with a remarkable sci-fi twist to it. It is an old British movie ( 1971) made by that,then well known Producer-Director combination of Betty Box and Ralph Thomas. With no special effects, stunts or violence, it is a 'thinking persons' film and is very imaginative and effective.
Without divulging too much of the story, it deals with a Nuclear Physicist transported to a parallel universe following an uncontrolled experiment with a Particle Accelerator. Both universes are based in London in 1971, but in the parallel universe he is a playwright.
This other London in 1971 had not experienced World War II. The layout of the city is the same but technological and medical advances seem to be lagging slightly behind the London in the our Universe. Could it be a hint that the war stimulated faster development after the initial destruction?
The new social relationships and how he tries to adapt to the new setting is fascinating, with good direction, screen play, and very good acting by Joan Collins, Tom Bell, Denholm Elliot and host of minor actors who traditionally made a success of these old British films.
This DVD will rate 5 stars very deservedly.
I was looking for this film (at last on CD) since several years ago.
The story is a mix of science, fiction and love.
Even as a child I loved science fiction and I saw this when I was still quite young. It's based on a short story by John Wyndham (author of Day of the Triffids). Parallel universes with alternate histories aren't the usual basis for a light romantic drama, but here they are the drama that leads our hero into the arms of the woman he never knew he loved.
The romantic element is the driving thrust of this movie, although there are some interesting 'what if' questions that go unanswered with lots of opportunity to discuss after you've seen the film. Leading man Tom Bell plays his part as physicist turn author/playwright with a light touch and Joan Collins turns in a performance that may surprise you with it's subtlety.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
long been one of my favorite movies. not a great movie by some standards but enjoyable to watch and I like alternate worlds.Published on April 2, 2014 by Joseph A. Luchok
Nothing too much to say. It was an OK movie...not great. It started out interesting for me because I am always intrigued by "time-travel" stories. Read morePublished on September 13, 2013 by songbird714
I saw this movie 39 years ago and have wanted to see it again ever since. I always missed it when it was on TV and finally I discovered I could search for it on the internet - and... Read morePublished on February 16, 2013 by QFL Fan
If you are a true Sci Fi fan, enjoy the old parallel universe story, this is the movie for you. It stars Joan Collins-how much better can it get. Read morePublished on December 25, 2012 by E. Steiner