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Disfigurement: Minor Films   no photo.
TitleTime Travellers, The (1964)
Alternative/Original TitleTime Trap
DisabilityDisfigurement
CountryUSA
Length82
GenreSci-Fi
Rating?
DirectorIb Melchior
CastPreston S. Foster Philip Carey Merry Anders
NotesI had an email about this film, apologies to the person who wrote because I've lost their name and address. "The reason I'm writing this e-mail? Well, I discovered another film involving fictional characters with real disabilities. I'm not sure if you're already aware of it, but the movie is entitled "The Time Travellers", and dates sometime in the 1960's. The film itself may send you laughing, depending of course on your sense of humor. "The Time Travellers" is a straight example of Hollywood Sci-Fi Camp with a budget. Please make sure you get hold of a quality copy. The version I viewed appeared to be newly restored, thus offering a very sharp resolution coupled with outrageous day-glo Technocolor. I wasn't able to view the whole film, although I'm starting to pursue it on DVD or in this possibly remastered form on tape. The related disability? I suspect there were more representations of disability than I happened to view. But, in what I saw, there was a gent with stumps for feet and claws for hands who was also apparently mute (I believe that's the fictional part of his disability). No special-effects trickery here, this fellow literally sported two hands with only an opposing finger and thumb - of course, the editor and director of the film chose to flash images of these differences more than one might expect from such a bland expository moment in the montage. There's an excessive focus by the filmmakers on showing the audiences this fellow's hands. Intriguing, must be those Hollywood Vaudevillian roots working their exploitative, freak show processes. Anyhow, if you can find the film, I obviously recommend it. The movie promises to be replete with the sort of body differences described above, and the genuinely campy design of the film inspires all sort of fun and laughter for the seasoned film nut."

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