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Torchwood - Miracle Day (Series 4) [DVD]

Eve Myles , John Barrowman    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (166 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Eve Myles, John Barrowman, Mekhi Phifer, Bill Pullman, Dichen Lachman
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 2 Entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 14 Nov 2011
  • Run Time: 520 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (166 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005A5I9V2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,304 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

One day, nobody dies. All across the world, nobody dies. Day after day, the phenomenon continues. And a secret British institution named Torchwood seems to hold the answers…

CIA agents Rex Matheson and Esther Drummond investigate the only two surviving members of the team--Gwen Cooper, who has retreated to a remote Welsh hideaway with her husband and new baby, and the mysterious, brilliant Captain Jack Harkness. But they soon find themselves on the same side, fighting the greatest threat to humanity ever known--humanity itself.

Earth is filling up, fast. Resources are running out. And as history has shown, bad things happen when good people get desperate.


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43 of 49 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not So Much Of A Miracle 15 Sep 2011
Format:DVD
Let me start off by saying I love Torchwood. It has always been brilliant and it got better with every series (Series 2 is my personal favourite though). The americanisation of this fourth series has seen its fair share of ups and downs. There were many things to enjoy in this series, but the problem is it was let down by a very slow moving story which was all the time giving us questions and never any answers, I mean you don't even find out the who, what, why and how until the last 2 episodes, when they should have been revealed about half way in. Another problem is that Torchwood is a sci-fi show about a team of people who fight aliens, yet there was no aliens to be seen the entire series, plus the fact there wasn't even a clear strong protagonist for our team to fight. The best episode of the series is the 7th, called 'Immortal Sins'. It focuses heavily on Captain Jack and gives us more insight into his past while at the same time presenting us with a real, believable love between two characters that reminded me of the series 1 episode 'Captain Jack Harkness' and let me tell you that both these episodes broke my heart. One brilliant episode is not enough to make up for the averageness that was the rest of the series, with episodes 2 and 3 being outright filler in my eyes. I do hope another series gets made because in the end it is Torchwood and I do love it, plus the last episode sets some seeds for another series. Overall, it's a good series, not the best, you'll enjoy it, but just know it moves quite slowly.
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73 of 85 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too Slow 19 Sep 2011
Format:DVD
I got into Torchwood very late. Having see a couple of episodes from series 1 and 2 and really enjoyed them, I went and bought the boxed set of series 1, 2 and 3. Despite having had huge viewing figures for Children Of Earth, I far preferred the first two series with their self contained episodes and because of that I was a little less excited by Children of Earth. A bit of a downhill dip, but I could see that others might not think so. Fair play. Then, along comes Miracle Day.

Not quite a complete disaster, but close to it. I saw the episode of Torchwood Confidential where RTD said "We had to blow up the Torchwood hub" Really Russell? Did you REALLY??? So let's examine that idea shall we? You decided it was a good idea to take the hub of a story, a special place where we were told there was a rift in time and space, creating all kinds of amazing incidents, then blow it to bits. You took a story about defending the earth from aliens, then didn't put an alien in the entire series? What a load of tosh! Talk about overstepping the "We need a new formula line" Has it not ocurred to those involved in production that people LIKE the formula, that's why we watch! This is a case of taking your favorite formula for raspberry ripple ice cream and making it with a new formula where you think it's cute to take all the rasberries out and introduce a formula where you substitute it for Beef and Mashed Potatoe. Sure, I like beef & mash, but IT THOUGHT I WAS BUYING RASPBERRY RIPPLE!!!

Slow, over padded (The story could have EASILY been told in five episodes, not ten), entirely pointless "sex scenes" which didn't enhance the plot an inch, Poorly acted by the Americans, hammed up in far too many scenes. Have I gone on enough?
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23 of 28 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars What were they thinking? 6 Nov 2011
By H J Mac
Format:DVD
I watched this out of loyalty to Torchwood, having previously loved the show. I was just baffled by how terrible it was. It felt like the writers couldn't be bothered, the whole thing was so sluggish. Dear John Barrowman, who has been known to be OTT as Capt Jack, but was mostly always at least engaging and enthusiastic, acted like he needed to go and lie in a dark room. He just seemed tired and fed up. The US setting was a waste of time, and just highlighted how much it had lost it's charm by leaving Wales. The American characters were mostly lacklustre, or unlikeable (Rex especially) and when people from Star Trek turned up to give incomprehensible exposition, it really was beyond the last straw.

The plot developments toward the end are cringeworthy, although did provide a lot of laughs, for the wrong reasons of course, it's not meant to be funny, but seriously did they not even look at the set?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 8 Jan 2014
By Mr Nick
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I can't see why it's been slammed - I've really enjoyed it. Twists and turns, fantastic... clever engaging storyline and to be honest not too far away from what actually goes on today behind closed doors
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Underrated Sci-fi 3 Nov 2013
By Shane
Format:Blu-ray
This is an excellent Sci-fi series that needs no viewing of the previous Torchwood series to understand but there are still lots of nice little Torchwood and Doctor Who references to keep the fans happy.

The series is very different than previous Torchwood series which is why many people disliked it and gave it unfair 1 star reviews. If you have never watched Torchwood before but are a Sc-fi fan you will enjoy this. Open minded Torcwhood fans will too.

As for the Blu-ray quality, it is amazing. I use these disks when testing out new TVs and monitors as they are incredibly sharp and detailed with great contrast and colours (unlike previous Torchwood series).The series is also shot wonderfully. Bitrates even reach into the 40Mbs at times which is impressive for a set with 10 episodes over 3 disks.

There are some decent HD extras too and an animated mini series Web of Lies which is sub-par but worth a watch.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the best in the series
We've just had a Torchwood marathon, which reinforced why we bought the first two series soon after broadcasting. Read more
Published 6 days ago by DibDab
4.0 out of 5 stars good
Bought this as I love torchwood and have all the other series on DVD. This series is totally different to previous ones and is very American. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Hmm!
Too long, too tedious and just a bit boring. Never got to the end as I became bored with the tlaking and fed up with the sex!
Published 2 months ago by JC
1.0 out of 5 stars oh what have they done
this has gone all USA with everything you liked about the quirky torchwood gone. the acting is appaulling and it was such a let down and waste of money. Read more
Published 3 months ago by mafmeijer
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it - best ever!
Loved it - best ever! Great writing as usual plus a great cast. No, there are no kiddy monsters to scare us, but it is the subtlety of the writing that is pure genius! Read more
Published 3 months ago by Colin Taylor
4.0 out of 5 stars Miracle Day
missed the last episode when shown on tv it was an improvement second time around through a bit drawn out
Published 4 months ago by Mr Duncan T Macintyre
5.0 out of 5 stars love the series
i love all series because its the following story from the same writer who wrote Dr Who. I really enjoy it
Published 4 months ago by rosemary
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING
If you are a Torchwood fan this is a must have DVD. I already had Torchwood series 1-3 so i had to buy the 4th instalment, and i have to say it's by far my favourite program and i... Read more
Published 5 months ago by KJay2746
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
Capt Jack - The Face of Boe ( born in the Boeshane Peninsula ) can do no wrong - well he can but he gets away with it. Read more
Published 6 months ago by G. L. Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars very good
Good addition to the Torchwood series, though it is a bit over long it could have been done in fewer episodes
Published 6 months ago by Steve Oakley
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