February 01, 2012
The illustrated man
A man's intricate tattoos are the settings for an anthology of strange science-fiction stories.
Rod Steiger plays the part of a man whose tattoos hold a dark glimpse into the future. Once you stare, you cannot back away and you want to see more. Based on Ray Bradbury's “The illustrated man”.
When Mr. Steiger is in a film you can be assured that it will be dramatic and sometimes uncomfortable. He usually takes on very tough roles. He was certainly an actor who stretched the limits of his ability. This part is no exception. This is an outstanding, little known treasure at the Askwith. The screenplay is one of the best
adaptations of a Bradbury book. Jack Smight directed and Howard B. Kreitsek wrote the screenplay. Upon further research it looks like the book is being made into a film for 2013 release. Will it hold up against Steiger's interpretation? ~Mike
Askwith Media Library 54726-D 103 minutes released in 1969 and DVD issued 2006.
October 21, 2011
Beyond the Time Barrier
A supersonic test pilot exploits the theory of relativity to travel to and from the bleak future of humankind.
Our hero arrives in 2024 long after a cosmic plague has wiped out more than half of mankind. He must get back to 1960 to warn the human race that the cosmic plague will hit in 1971 and they better do something to stop it. ~Mike
Askwith Media Library 55607-D 74 minutes 1960
May 05, 2009
How much can your life change if you travelled back into time for almost one hour? Once the process of time travel is started can one ever go back and change it back?
Askwith Media Library Number 49472-D
Released 2007 USA
Directed and Written by Nacho Vigalondo