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

Italian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Spanish, Norwegian, English
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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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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 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 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.!
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on 10 December 2016
Excellent effects, and a great ensemble cast add to a dramatic vision of what could have been. Even though it may never happen, I do like a good disaster movie, and this has some merit in a 'well, it may happen, you never know...' type argument. So, sit down, and brace yourself for a scientific vision of what could completely change the world as we know it.
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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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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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on 20 August 2004
I went to see this film on a whim with an ex-boyfriend. I would've taken my film-buddy, but she's scared of thunderstorms. So ho-hum.
However, I was surprised. It was actually a damn good film, at least compared to what I thought. Okay, so wolves roaming a Manhattan-bound Russian Liner and three men making it across the states in three days is pushing it a bit far. But it's the thought that counts, right?
Let's face it. Global warming is a big issue, so it's about time there was a blockbuster concerning it. And it makes a change from all the pointless blood spurting of certain other films (not mentioning names Tarantino). It really makes people think.
I wasn't the biggest fan of Jake Gyllenhaal when I first heard he was in it. I saw The Good Girl on a whim aswell, and I thought he was wrist-slittingly depressing. But here,I had to rethink. He makes a great hero.
The visuals in this film are wonderful. The Statue of Liberty rising up out of the ice covered in snow, one of the most recognised images next to ID's White House, is outstanding, and the top of New York library just poking out its head is great. And we even get some token Brits, namely the guy from Hustle.
Great film, drages on a bit. Hence the 4-star rating. But then again, I was four rows from the front. Maybe it'd be different if I was further back.
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