Blu-Ray News #326: The Time Travelers (1964).

Directed by Ib Melchior
Starring Preston Foster, Philip Carey, Merry Anders, John Hoyt, Joan Woodbury, Delores Welles, Forrest Ackerman

Who can resist a picture from American International in 1964 that gives you a Playboy Playmate (Delores Welles, June 1960), hideous mutants and Forrest J. Ackerman and promises to let you “SEE women use the Love Machine to allay the male shortage!”

Merry Anders and Delores Welles dig the future.

Ib Melchior’s ideas were too big for his budget, but he still managed to pull off a pretty big-looking sci-fi flick. This thing just oozes mid-century, early 60s cool — from the costumes and hairstyles to the sets and the tacky Pathécolor (shot by the great Vilmos Zsigmond).

Scorpion Releasing is bringing this crazy thing to Blu-Ray, distributed by Kino Lorber, in April. Highly recommended.

6 Comments

Filed under 1964, AIP, DVD/Blu-ray News, Forrest Ackerman, Ib Melchior, Kino Lorber, Scorpion Releasing

6 responses to “Blu-Ray News #326: The Time Travelers (1964).

  1. Barry Lane

    Have never seen The Time Travelers, nor had the opportunity; no theatrical playdates near me or showings on television. A must-have? Possibly not, but not having it will cause grief.

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  2. Walter

    Toby, somehow or other, I’ve managed to have never seen this time travel movie. You have stoked my interest though. As a youngster I really enjoyed Irwin Allen’s THE TIME TUNNEL(1966-67) TV series.

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  3. john k

    I did see this one in cinemas and enjoyed it-certainly nothing for veteran
    actor Foster to be ashamed of. I recall the very downbeat ending which
    certainly raised the flick a notch or two.
    I also saw,in cinemas the even lower budget JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE
    OF TIME (1967) and despite it all Scott Brady managed to give a strong
    performance.
    So with Barry and Walter on board, the H8 should really be going places
    in 2021.

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  4. john k

    It’s too early to wonder what 2021 holds in store,hopefully we will see
    the end of this dreaded plague that has destroyed 2020 for many people.
    At least there should be some outstanding Blu Ray releases this year.
    There is one future release I’m very excited about-Alan K Rode has
    announced that he’s prepping the commentary for Robert Florey’s
    FACE BEHIND THE MASK (1941)
    Australia’s Imprint will release this film later this year.
    To have this outstanding B Movie in sparkling high definition will be
    wonderful.to say the least.

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  5. Walter

    John K, as I’ve mentioned before, I really envy you, in that you were able to see these movies in the movie theaters of the time. Toby, myself, and others of our age(although, I’m older than Toby)had to catch them on late night TV, or on early afternoon movies on local TV.

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