Saturday, February 14, 2015

Saturday Night at the Movies 2/14/15!

Who cares what picture we see?

Bill Erwin would have, in his lovably crusty way - so on this most romantic of days we'll go with this one...

Regardless of being created by greeting card manufacturers - the idea of a day to celebrate romance is a nice one. Here's a wonderful fantasy film from 1980 with Christopher Reeve playing a guy so enamored of a portrait of an actress (Jane Seymour) from decades before that he wills himself back in time to be with her.

Written by Richard Matheson - based on his novel Bid Time Return - and directed by Jeannot Szwarc (Supergirl, Jaws 2) - this turned out to be a major bomb on its initial release (except in China of all places, where it went through the roof) - but it is a touching and sweet movie quite unlike any other you've seen. It's well shot and has a terrific score from the always incredible John Barry - and we could be checking it out on the Blu-Ray in the video vault anytime - even tonight. I can't promise I won't shed a tear or two, though...

Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!


  1. Portions of the movie were filmed at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan.

    Every gift shop on the island sells "Somewhere In Time" memorabilia...the DVD, t-shirts, snowglobes, statutes...etc.

    1. Oh, that's cool! I did read about the shoot there - apparently quite a coup that they got to bring the period cars in, as I guess the island has a no automobile rule usually. Thanks for the info, Dave!

  2. I haven't heard of this, but Christopher Reeve was a childhood crush (in his Superman costume, of course) so I will definitely be looking it up. Thank you!

  3. Never seen this one, but it sounds interesting enough. I do like Reeve quite a lot, so I'll be willing to give it a shot.