REVIEW: ABOUT TIME
OVERVIEW: Critically acclaimed filmmaker Richard Curtis,
the creator of poignant classics such as Love Actually, Notting Hill and Four Weddings and a
Funeral, gives romantics a timeless love story with About Time, a whimsical comedy about the
extraordinary journeys that accompany our ordinary lives. Hailed as “sweet, sentimental, funny and
totally charming” (Paul Hammond, Movieline), About Time comes to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack
including Blu-ray™, DVD and DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet™ and
On Demand on February 4, 2014 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment - just in time for
SYNOPSIS: The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim’s (Domhnall Gleeson) father (Bill
Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can’t
change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life—so he decides
to make his world a better place...by getting a girlfriend (Rachel McAdams). But as his unusual life
progresses, Tim finds out that his unique gift can’t save him from the sorrows and ups and downs
that affect all families, everywhere. From filmmaker Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Notting Hill, Four
Weddings and a Funeral), About Time is a comedy about love and time travel, which discovers
that, in the end, making the most of life may not need time travel at all.
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English,
French and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (2.40:1) 16x9
DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/DVS DD 2.0 (English); Digital Surround 5.1 (Spanish and
English SDH, French and Spanish
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About Tim and Time
Travel: Questions such as where did the time travel idea come from,
what Tim does with this new found power and what effect it has on him are answered. Plus,
a brief guide to the mechanics of time travel.
The Look – Style and Locations:
Across many iconic London locations and the delights that
Cornwall in the summertime has to offer, gain insight into the visual quality of About Time
and the look Richard Curtis decided to give this film.
The World of Richard
Curtis: Explore the sensibilities and aesthetic of Richard Curtis’ films
– from the atmosphere on set, to the feel of the films and in particular how About Time fits
into his body of work.
With Introductions by Director Richard Curtis
Making Movies is a Serious Business
The “Luckiest” Music:
Why Richard Curtis picked Ben Folds’ “The Luckiest” for About Time
Ellie Goulding “How Long Will I Love You?” Music Video
Feature Commentary with Director Richard Curtis and Cast Members Domhnall Gleeson, Bill
Nighy, Vanessa Kirby, Lydia Wilson and Tom Hollander