Intriguing Characters and Tantalizing Twists: a Refreshing Take on Science Fiction!
Grand Tour ( Grand Tour: Disaster in Time, or Timescape)
Genre: Mystery. Sci-Fi
Year Released: 1991, 2023 Unearthed Films DVD/Blu-ray
Runtime: 1h 39m
Director(s): David Twohy
Writer(s): Henry Kuttner, C.L. Moore, David Twohy
Cast: Jeff Daniels, Ariana Richards, Emilia Crow, Jim Haynie, Marilyn Lightstone, George Murdock, David Wells
Where To Watch: Available to order now at www.unearthedfilms.com
RAVING REVIEW: Lights, camera, silence! THE QUIET GIRL is a cinematic journey that will leave you spellbound from the first frame to the last. The movie's title sets the tone for the audience, and the story revolves around life's little moments that often go unnoticed. But don't underestimate what this film is because there’s far more to the narrative than meets the eye.
The storyline follows our hero, weighed down by the tragedy, as he takes on restoring a crumbling Victorian mansion with his child's help, turning it into an inn. However, their first guests, a bizarre ensemble of travelers, arouse suspicion from the get-go. As the plot develops, the protagonist exposes the group's sinister motives and involvement in a series of disasters, culminating in a disaster you won’t see coming.
GRAND TOUR is a refreshing throwback to the classic science fiction of the '50s and '60s, offering a delightful break from the stale narratives that often pervade contemporary sci-fi films. The movie masterfully explores time and the paradoxes that come with it while still having a story that everyone can easily follow.
Jeff Daniels and Ariana Richards (think JURASSIC PARK) are fantastic onscreen duo. Daniels’ on-screen dynamics with his young co-star are outstanding, as she goes beyond the stereotypical child actor with her polished acting abilities.
The film's true allure lies in its rich character development and immersive storytelling. Despite being similar to a made-for-TV production, GRAND TOUR's enthralling storyline and remarkable performances make it a must-see for science fiction enthusiasts and casual viewers.
GRAND TOUR demonstrates that an extravagant special effects budget is optional for an intellectually engaging and successful film.
In summary, GRAND TOUR is an exceptional exploration of personal adversity and the essence of humanity. David Twohy's directorial debut breathes fresh air into the science fiction genre, with its clever storytelling and impressive performances establishing it as a valuable addition to any movie enthusiast's library. Despite its constraints, GRAND TOUR exemplifies the potential for innovative, captivating cinema that transcends the limitations of budget and visual effects.
– Timescape Title Sequence
– Lost To Time: Cannes Promo
– Production Stills
– Poster Mockup & Artwork Gallery
– Reverse Cover
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