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Quest For Love

4.4 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

When an experiment goes haywire, a nuclear physicist (Tom Bell, 'LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS,' 'THE KRAYS') is thrown into a parallel world. This alternate life is different - here he is not a scientist, but a playwright with a beautiful wife (Joan Collins, 'DYNASTY,' 'DEVIL WITHIN HER,' 'LAND OF THE PHARAOHS')! He is extremely attracted to her, but she despises him because of his womanizing. He thinks he may win her over by convincing her of his true identity. But by winning her love, will he solve the problem of remaining in a world where he does not belong?

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Product Details

  • Actors: Joan Collins, Denholm Elliott, Simon Ward, Tom Bell
  • Directors: Ralph Thomas
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    PG
    Parental Guidance Suggested
  • Studio: Scorpion Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: February 22, 2011
  • Run Time: 87 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004FHCH50
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #104,105 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

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I am happy that Amazon.com has decided to release this film on DVD, despite it being little known and underestimated.

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.

RLK
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I had last seen this film in, I believe , 1971 when it first came out! A wonderful romantic and beautifully acted film, very touchingly filmed. I have wanted to see this film again for 40 years! I finally got to show it to my wife, who enjoyed it as well! This film is one in a small handful of romantic sci-fi films, like "Somewhere in Time", and "Portrait of Jennie". A very worthwhile film indeed! ( Now if someone will release "What's So Bad About Feeling Good?" on DVD my romantic sci-fi collection will be very happy)!
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Thanks to Scorpion for releasing this DVD. I had an Australian DVD of this film, but the color was even more washed out than this print. I think, based on a print I saw on TV in the late 70's, that this is the best this film is ever going to look. Joan Collins gives one of her best performances. This is a love story, and a sweet one at that. A simple film really, that deserves a wider audience that it will receive when categorized as "science fiction". The film features a hauntingly beautiful musical theme, which has never been made available on CD. If anyone knows of an MP3 version, please advise. It is just wonderful, as is this movie.
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I've loved this movie ever since I saw it on TV in the early '80's. I found the short story in the library, but the movie was better. It's an unusual sci-fi time travel romance. As an ex-Pan Am stewardess, I related to the modern day portion of the story. I found several bootleg copies on the internet, but I never thought it would be produced on DVD since I felt the market would be limited to the few people who know the movie. It's definitely a sleeper! I also loved the soundtrack, which I would buy if it was also produced on a CD. Buy the movie! If you're a romantic, you won't be disappointed.
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Very good scifi film performed by Joan Collins.
I was looking for this film (at last on CD) since several years ago.
The story is a mix of science, fiction and love.
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Yes, I give Quest for Love five stars. But before you rush to buy, rent, download or steal a copy accept it's five stars for an English movie from 1971 that may not suit modern tastes.

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.
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