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It's About Time! Time travel in novels and films. LC022217

Titles in the PRPL DVD collection

About Time - Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams
DVD 'A'   2013 Rated R
Twenty-one year old Tim Lake has discovered he can travel in time. After a night of another lonely New Years, he decides to change history. Like most things, this was not going to be easy. Here is a comedy about love and time traveling for love, but in the end, the characters try making the most of life.

Against Time - Craig T. Nelson, Robert Loggia, John Amos, Monique Edwards
DVD 'A'   2001 Not rated
Z.T. is a high school senior when a man approaches him and claims to be his older self. Z.T. must help him avert a mistake that he claims ruined his life. The two form an alliance but time is running out for Z.T. to save his future and his past.

Austin Powers in Goldmember -- Mike Myers, Beyonce Knowles, Michael Caine and Verne Troyer
DVD 'A'   2001
Rated PG-13
Dr. Evil and Mini-me escape from prison and team up with Goldmember to kidnap Austin Power's father; now Austin has to travel back to Goldmember's time, 1975, to save him.

Deja Vu -- Denzel Washington, Val Kilmer, Paula Patton
DVD 'D'  2006 Rated PG-13
Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin (Washington) gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help prevent crime. But can it help Carlin change the past?

Happy Accidents -- Marisa Tomei, Vincent D'Onofrio
DVD 'H'   2001 Rated R
A woman falls in love with a man who claims to be from the distant future and went back in time to save her from an untimely death.



...Titles in the PRPL DVD Collection

The Jacket -- Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Kris Kristofferson
DVD 'J' 2005 Rated R

A Gulf War veteran has returned home only to be convicted of a murder he didn't commit. While in an institution for the criminally insane he is mysteriously transported to the future where he hopes to make changes that can alter the course of history.

Kate & Leopold -- Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman
DVD 'K' 2001 Rated PG-13
When Kate's ex-boyfriend inadvertently brings an 18th century Duke to 21st century New York through a portal in time, she falls in love with him and his gentlemanly ways.

Looper -- Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt
DVD 'L' 2012 Rated R

An assassin known as a "Looper" discovers that he must kill his future self sent back 30 years in time by mobsters.


Lost in Austen -- Jemima Rooper, Gemma Arteron, Elliot Cowan, Hugh Bonneville
DVD 'L'  2009 Not Rated
Yearning for the romance in the books by her favorite author, Jane Austen, Amanda Price suddenly finds herself thrown into the nineteenth-century world of "Pride and Prejudice," while Elizabeth Bennet is transported to Amanda's modern-day London.

Outlander -- Jim Caviezel, Sophia Myles, Ron Perlman, Jack Huston, John Hurt
DVD 'O'   2008 Rated R
A soldier from the future lands on Earth during the Iron Age and finds himself uniting the Vikings in a war against a fierce monster that has followed him through space.

  Returner -- Takeshi Kaneshiro, Anne Suzuki, Gorô Kishitani, Kirin Kiki, Yukiko Okamoto
DVD 'R'  2002 Rated R
The year 2084, when humanity is decimated by a ruthless alien force, all hope lies in Millie, as she goes back in time to stop the invasion. Ending up in present-day 2002, she takes on a mysterious mercenary who has a thirst for blood. Through some coercing, Miyamoto unwillingly joins the mission, as they infiltrate the government base that holds a captured alien and its crashed spacecraft.

Source Code -- Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga
DVD 'S'  2011 Rated PG-13

When Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he's part of an experimental government program called the 'Source Code' that enables him to cross over into another man's identity in the last eight minutes of his life. Armed with the task of identifying the bomber of a Chicago commuter train, Colter must relive the incident over and over again, gathering clues until he can solve the mystery and prevent an even deadlier second terrorist attack.

The Terminator -- Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn
DVD 'T'  1984 Rated R
A human-looking indestructible cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs.  (First in a series of Terminator films.)

Time Traveler's Wife  -- Rachel McAdams, Eric Bana, Arliss Howard, Ron Livingston
DVD 'T'  2010  PG-13
A librarian with a genetic disorder that causes him to travel through time without warning tries to build a stable and strong relationship with the woman he loves.

Not exactly time TRAVEL but... (NOT in PRPL collection)

Frequency -- Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel
2000 Rated PG-13
John discovers the ability to talk to his father.. who's been dead for 30 years. His attempts to change the past go awry as they set in motion a string of brutal, unsolved murders. Now they're fighting to find a way to stop the crime that could destroy the future for both of them.


The Love Letter (DVD) -- Campbell Scott, Jennifer Jason Leigh    
1998 Rated PG
A love letter found in a secret compartment of an antique desk magicaly seals the fate of two young people linked by destiny yet separated by more than one hundred years.

DVD Titles Based on Books in our Collection

The Devil's Arithmetic -- Kirsten Dunst, Brittany Murphy, Paul Freeman
Family DVDs  1999 Not rated
Based on a book by Jane Yolen.  Sixteen year old Hanna Stern was a typical American teenager who ignored her family's heritage until a mystical Passover seder takes her back in time to German-occupied Poland on an emotional journey of life, death and survival. 

Somewhere in Time - Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour
DVD 'S'   1980 Rated PG 
Based on the book by Richard Matheson.   Young Richard Collier (Christopher Reeve) is approached by an elderly woman who gives him an antique gold watch and who pleads with him to return in time with her. Years later, Richard Collier is overwhelmed by a photograph of a beautiful young woman (Jane Seymour). Another picture of this woman in her later years reveals to him that she is the same woman who had given him the gold watch. Collier then becomes obsessed with returning to 1912 and the beautiful young woman who awaits him there.

The Time Machine - Guy Pearce
DVD 'T'   2002 Rated PC-13  
Based on the novel by H.G. Wells.  Prof. Alexander Hartdegen travels in his time machine to eighty thousand years in the future, where the passive Eloi are held in thrall by the mutants called Morlocks.

The Time Traveller's WIfe -- Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams 
DVD 'T'  
Clare has been in love with Henry her entire life. She believes they are destined to be together, even though she never knows when they will be separated: Henry is a time traveler--cursed with a rare genetic anomaly that causes him to live his life on a shifting timeline, skipping back and forth through the years with no control.

Titles in our Family DVD Collection

Back to the Future Trilogy - Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd.
Family DVDs  1985-1990  Rated PG
Join Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and a time traveling DeLorean for the adventure of a lifetime as they travel to the past, present and future, setting off a time-shattering chain reaction that disrupts the space time continuum!

The Last Mimzy -- Joely Richardson, Timothy Hutton, Chris O'Neil, Rhiannon Leigh Wryn
Family DVDs  2007 Rated PG
When Emma and Noah find a mysterious box of toys on the beach, strange things start happening. The kids develop special powers and with their parents and teachers, they realize that their mission is far more important than they had ever dreamed.

Our Friend Martin -- Edward Asner, Angela Bassett, Lucas Black, Theodore Borders, LeVar Burton
Family DVDs   1998 Not rated

A routine class project for a diverse group of six-graders turns into a magical, time-traveling adventure.

The Seeker -- Alexander Ludwig, Ian McShane, Christopher Eccleston
Family DVDs 2007 Rated PG

During Christmas break from school, a seemingly typical teenager discovers that he is anything but ordinary. As the seventh son of a seventh son, Will Stanton is The Seeker - a chosen warrior destined to restore the delicate earthly balance between Light and Dark. Guided by ancient protectors of the Light, young Will must travel through time to gather the hidden signs that hold the ultimate power to protect the world.

Title in our Children's DVD Collection

Meet the Robinsons -
Children's DVDs, Animated, 2007 Rated G
Join a brilliant young inventor named Lewis as he sets off on a time-traveling journey to find the family he never knew. In the fantastical world of 2037, hip-hoppin' frogs and dogs that wear glasses are as common as talking dinosaurs. In an amazing twist, Lewis discovers that the fate of the future rests in his hands, but he can't save it alone -- he'll need every bit of help he can get from the wonderfully wacky Robinson family, who help him learn to keep moving forward and never stop believing in himself.

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