View Full Version : Trying to find an OLD Sci - Fi film....
Jun 29, '08, 7:08 PM
The other day I purchased and watched HG Wells "Things To Come" thinking it was a film that I remember watching when I was a kid...turns out it wasn't the movie I was looking for. It's a same era film, 30's/40's Sci Fi Film, but different story line. The one scene that plays out in my head is that it takes place in a futuristic world with flying cars/planes as means of transportation and you see a couple walking down the street and they stop at a machine/vending machine and order a child with the features that they want
Everyone told me it was HG Wells "Things To Come" but it wasn't...unless they edited out that scene from the movie.
Can anyone here help me...I know it's not that much info to work on...but this film has been giving me a headache trying to find out what it is. I remember seeing it here in NY/Long Island on WNEW channel 5 more that 20 years ago. Thanks.
Jun 29, '08, 7:31 PM
Just Imagine (1930)
Directed by David Butler, USA
Amazing sci-fi comedy musical that takes place in the future time of 1980!! A present day man wakes up in the year 1980 ("Futurama" style!) in a world of space travel, vending machines that sell human babies, and more! Old movies that are set in "the future" have always been a fave of mine and this is one of the most hilarious! The clothes, hairstyles and set design are wacky enough, but the songs and lighthearted story make it a real blast! Heavily recommended!!
Jun 29, '08, 7:35 PM
Thank You!!!!! I can finally get this thing out of my head. I didn't remember the musical part of it...Thanks.
Jun 29, '08, 7:41 PM
found it here
TRASH PALACE: Rare Science-Fiction and Fantasy movies on DVD-R and VHS!! (http://www.trashpalace.com/collectorsmovies/scifi.htm)
Jun 29, '08, 8:33 PM
According to this:
"...this film has never been on VHS or DVD..."
Trying to see if it's available on Laserdisc...no luck, so Good Luck :biggrin:
Anything out there must be a boot from TV...
Jun 30, '08, 12:15 PM
Bo8a Fett, thanks for posting the link to Trash Palace. I'm always looking for sources for
rare and odd movies.
>Anything out there must be a boot from TV...
Sometimes you gotta take what you can get. I can remember back in the day cramming ten guys around a tiny portable tv so's we could watch a seventeenth gen copy of some lost movie or tv show. (I was SOOOO glad when they released the good version of "Rock and Rule" on disk.)
Jun 30, '08, 6:12 PM
Try here Blue Meanie...links to hard to find and dvd/r classic movies
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