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Day After Tomorrow, The
Genre: Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 90 (Nov 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ian Holm & Emmy Rossum

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: 5+
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Special features include audio commentary with director Roland Emmerich and producer Mark Gordon; a separate commentary is available with co-writer Jeffrey Nachmanoff, director of photography Ueli Steiger, editor David Brenner, and production designer Barry Chusid. There are also two deleted scenes, each about three minutes in length. Audio anatomy is a very interesting feature that allows you to listen to the separate layers of audio track for one scene from the film, then listen to all of the layers together. Finally DVD-ROM features are available for PC users running Windows 98 or higher.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2224176
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

For Intense Situations Of Peril.
(Retail Price): $$29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 124
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/05/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Roland Emmerich
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When global warming triggers the onset of a new Ice Age, tornadoes flatten Los Angeles, a tidal wave engulfs New York City, and the entire Northern Hemisphere begins to freeze solid. Now, climatologist Jack Hall (Quaid) and his son Sam (Gyllenhaal) must try and survive the phenomenon if they want to live to see The Day After Tomorrow. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
Loaded with visual effects, this anamorphically enhanced DVD looks great! Images are sharp and detailed with excellent textures. Colors are naturally balanced with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. There are rare instances in which edges appear enhanced, and some pixelization is present. But for a picture that really impresses, the D-VHS D-Theater edition exhibits image quality that far surpasses what the DVD can offer. Scenes which appear

This extremely fun, effective, and at many times awesome sounding soundtrack had me completely enthralled and immersed into the on-screen events from the first couple scenes of the movie. The story is sometimes iffy, but the DTS

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