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on 30 April 2009
Audio:
5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio English
5.1 DTS Italian, Spanish
2.0 commentary

Subtitles:
Italian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Spanish, Norwegian, English
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I loved "The Day After Tomorrow" - that rare beast - a blockbuster movie with groundbreaking special effects wrapped around a half decent story - all carried by actors you like and with the chops to give the whole shebang a bit of gravitas. The BLU RAY of it was in our home pronto once the format appeared.

But British fans should be aware that the ‘US’ edition of the BLU RAY on 20th Century Fox is REGION A LOCKED - so it won't play on our machines unless they're chipped to be 'all regions' which most aren't.

Buy the UK version instead - it's very cheap now - a proper looker on the Format - and a blizzard of jaw dropping scenes that will linger in the memory…
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on 22 July 2004
The Day After Tomorrow is everything you'd expect from the director of Independence Day; spectacular special effects, a beautiful cast who manage to look immaculately groomed throughout - despite their lives being turned upside down - and a good stack of dramatic one-liners. In a surprise twist to the trend of big-budget action films depicting America as the good guy however, the writers should be praised for the alternative stance they take. The film is often thought-provoking in this way, and the political statement it makes regarding important issues allows it to stand out from the deluge of mediocre blockbusters of the same genre.
The story follows Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid) as a government climatologist who, when he learns of the powerful storm forming a path of destruction across the world, treks through the killer conditions to find his estranged son Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal). Sam, however, has found safety a long with a group of friends and fellow citizens, in the New York Public Library. As the storm closes in around the terrified crowd, they attempt to salvage food, warmth and - cheesy American film as it is - hope. The thing that most surprised me about the film is that it was often very funny. There are numerous memorable lines, and a clever use of ironic humour.
The special effects are, of course, outstanding. Then again, you'd expect nothing less from a film of this capacity. In particular, the birds eye view of New York City conveys the lengths the art department have gone to to create an authentic look. It is interesting to note that director Roland Emmerich (who also directed Godzilla) makes a point of emphasising the carelessness of the world's inhabitants, and the destructive effects their pollution is having upon the planet.
It does, of course, have its disgustingly sentimental moments, and is often highly predictable. Saying that, it is a film i'd watch again, not least because it seems to have somewhat of a prophetic air about it. It's well worth watching.
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on 15 January 2008
Imported from the states - I do like this movie although I know there have been alot of end of the world type movies, this one is one of my fav's.

HD Picture 5/5
HD Sound 5/5
Extras 0/5

A definate step up for the DVD version, would recommend this as its a great transfer, shame that Fox doesnt seem to be doing any extras on any of their Blu Ray disc's which does let the side considering the DVD has plenty!
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on 24 July 2013
This film is definitely one to watch if you're a fan of special effects and CGI. Even in a film nearly 10 years old they are stunning and don't disappoint.

Unfortunately the plot is not comparable to the visuals. It just doesn't express the enormity of the situation of the new ice age and focuses instead on a fairly dull "father-son separation" scenario. The acting is generally good but nothing to write home about - the Dick Cheney lookalike playing the VP should be singled out for praise.

Overall a good one for effects fans, otherwise nothing to write home about.
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VINE VOICEon 22 April 2009
`The Day After Tomorrow' starring Dennis Quaid as and Jake Gyllenhaal is a fantastic movie that really is the kind of film that made me want a Blu Ray player in the first place - the amazing specials effects like the tornados, the floods and natural destruction of New York and Los Angeles has never looked so good!

The storyline is fairly basic with an unexpected and rapid ice age hitting the Earth and although it is very unbelievable with a lot of flaws and plot-holes it is still an extremely enjoyable and visually stunning film that I highly recommend seeing on Blu Ray. The acting is what you'd expect from a Hollywood summer blockbuster - good but would never win any awards, the action is very fast paced for the first half but does slow down considerably in the last half an hour or so, the special effects are stunning - some of the best I've ever seen in a film, and the whole film is just a good fun and well worth checking out. Highly recommended!
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on 15 May 2015
Even if you own THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW original dvd with its limited Special Feartures, this revised 2 disc edition is worth having if you are interested in how a film like this is put together. The second disc is the most comprehensive & informative look behind the making of any film that I've seen. Roland Emmerich has gathered thousands of specialist professionals who create all the elements of this 'disaster movie' to make it the success it was & is. There are many catergories with sub-divisions, a mini documentary on Global Warming, and many other interesting articles. Dennis Quaid & Jake Gyllenhaal & other actors give personal insights along with writers, the cinematographer, C.G.I. & Digital experts & the Special Effects Supervisor. Over all these, Director Roland Emmerich presides & informs on the trials & tribulations that occurred pre, during & post-production, the last has a section devoted to the score & shows the huge symphony orchestra in the studio playing various cues with an inset of the scenes they accompany. THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW is a warning to us all, that global-warming is a threat & the earth's environment is fragile. The film is a work of fiction but the 'message' is clear.
This film & it's features disc is an absolute bargain at under £4.00.!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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on 26 November 2014
Professor Jack Hall discovers that due to global warming, the polar ice caps are melting, which is lowering ocean temperatures. This triggers a massive climate shift which causes many natural disasters and eventually a new ice age.

Everyone he warned realises this too late, and as they try to evacuate to the warmer south, for half of the northern USA, and Canada, it's already too cold to go outside.

Meanwhile, Jack's son, Sam, is in Manhattan on a trip with some friends. Jack heads north to try and rescue his son, but the cold is a powerful adversary....

Its round three with Emmerich destroying the Big Apple, but this time it's not Aliens or Godzilla, its a bit of a chill, preceded with a tsunami, and a few Twisters.

And as you'd expect,the film is all about the spectacle, rather than narrative and character development, and the film tells its story in a three tier way.

The first part is all your favourite actors from around the world spouting out all the Basil Exposition, until we see what they were all on about, and that's part two (with added CG wolves), and the third part is Quaid and Co searching for his son.

Its perfunctory stuff, you know all the main characters are going to survive, so all Gyllenhaal has to worry about is if that other guy will stop chatting up Rossum.

Quaid is as reliable as ever, and he can do the best concerned parent look ever, but when a film features frost chasing people, you have to take the film with a huge pinch of salt.
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on 6 June 2016
I was really looking forward to watching this film
25 minutes the screen went blank so I had to fast ward it little also 10 minutes to the end the DVD froze again had to fast forward it
So that spoilt the watching of it
How do I send it back please
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on 10 January 2006
This was my first film purchased on UMD for the Sony PSP. The Sony screen is suited to watching 16:9 films and this is a great port onto the small screen. The film itself is a great action movie. Even though there are some very cheesy scenes reminding us to "look after our planet" the visual effects in the movie are great from tornadoes to snow storms to tidal waves this film has all the action. But at the end of the day it is an action movie so don't expect to watch it and start thinking about changing the planet it simply isn't that type of movie.
It's chewing gum for the eyes and a good way to enjoy 2 hours.
If you haven't seen it then it's a good one to watch on your PSP.
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