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Day After Tomorrow, The
Genre: Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 97 (Jun 2005) 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
As with the previous DVD, Disc One of this two-disc set includes 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 Fox Flix previews and an anti-piracy up-front ad. Starting with the Pre-Production section of Disc Two, you can view a five-minute Previsualization featurette, sit in on a seven-minute pre-production meeting, and view storyboard and concept art galleries. Next, the Production menu includes a 48-minute production documentary titled Two Kings And A Scribe: A Filmmaking Conversation. Discover how the filmmakers pushed the envelope in a 32-minute Visual Effects featurette found under the Post Production menu; along with a 10-minute Scoring highlight, an interactive audio anatomy demo and breakdown, and 11 deleted scenes with optional commentary by Emmerich and Gordon. There is a one hour documentary that covers The Force Of Destiny: The Science And Politics Of Climate Change and how the scientific topic inpsired the events in the movie. Finally, teasers, trailers, and bonus trailers are included.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2227247
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

For Intense Situations Of Peril.
(Retail Price): $$26.98
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(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): 05/24/05
(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 2.35:1 DVD looks great (and appears virtually identical to the previous DVD)! 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. Still, the picture that really impresses, the D-VHS D-Theater edition exhibits image quality that far surpasses what the DVD can offer. (Suzanne Hodges)


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