Sci-fi, romance, horror, and satire mix in writer/director Nicholas Meyer's underrated gem, based on the novel by Karl Alexander. Famed writer H.G. Wells (Malcolm McDowell) employs a time machine to travel from 1893 London to 1979 San Francisco in pursuit of his friend, John Leslie Stevenson (David Warner), a surgeon suspected of being the notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper. Mary Steenburgen, Charles Cioffi also star. 112 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround stereo, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish; audio commentary; theatrical trailers.