UK distributor Network is planning a theatrical and DVD release of the newly digitally restored sci-fi classic Things To Come, the post-war apocalyptic HG Wells tale.

The film will screen on May 2 and May 4 at the London Sci-Fi Film Festival (May 2-7). The DVD release, with bonus features including audio commentary, will follow on May 7.

First screened in 1936, Things To Come has not been seen in the original form intended by director William Cameron Menzies until now. All previous versions shown at cinemas, on television and on video have been significantly cut.

Network Managing Director Tim Beddows called Things To Come ' Britain 's answer to Metropolis' and 'a groundbreaking film that is just as relevant today as it was seventy years ago.'

The restoration was done as a cooperation between Network and Granada International.