Armageddon [DVD] [1998]

Michael Bay's sci-fi action film Armageddon comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. The English track gives every speaker in the system a real workout. There are no subtitles on this release. Supplemental materials include theatrical trailers and the music video for Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing." This disc will please casual fans of the film, but those looking for a deeper understanding of the film will want to look at the Criterion DVD release.
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
85% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (16 out of 19)

Special Features


  • Dolby Digital 5.1 audio
  • French-language track
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Teaser trailer
  • Aerosmith music video, "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"
  • Chapter search

Synopsis


Armageddon
Michael Bay directed this 150-million-dollar science fiction action thriller about an asteroid on a collision course with Earth, sending fireballs down on Manhattan, prompting a plan to split the asteroid into two sections before it arrives and causes human extinction. NASA executive director Dan Truman (Billy Bob Thornton) brings in the world's number-one oil driller, Harry S. Stamper (Bruce Willis), who assembles his team that is trained for the task. The group includes top crew hand A.J. Frost (Ben Affleck), who is involved in a relationship with Stamper's daughter Grace (Liv Tyler). With only days remaining, two shuttles head into space to drill 800 feet into the asteroid and nuke the rock. Back on Earth, as mini-asteroids pelt Paris and Shanghai, humanity hopes and prays for a successful mission. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Bruce Willis
    Bruce Willis - Harry S. Stamper
  • Billy Bob Thornton
    Billy Bob Thornton - Dan Truman
  • Liv Tyler
    Liv Tyler - Grace Stamper
  • Ben Affleck
    Ben Affleck - A.J. Frost
  • Will Patton
    Will Patton - Charles (Chick) Chapple



Customer rating

4.3
85%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A global killer - nothing survives!

    Posted
    JimG944

    4 of 5 stars for this sci-fi movie. A global killer--nothing survives, not even bacteria. An asteroid the size of Texas is en route to the Earth. With only 18 days before impact what do you do? Some early arriving asteroids (basketball size) rake NYC doing extreme damage. The only choice? Nuke it. How do you do that? Send a crew to drill a hole into the asteroid, implant the nuke, blast-it to break the asteroid into little bits. OK, who do you get to drill the hole? How about a crew of rough-necks (lead by Bruce Willis)? Things get complex when it turns out the asteroid is solid metal and it breaks drill bits. Very strong acting and characters. Willis really hits a home run with his character. Great special effects. The concept is a bit old, but, this is a fresh version. I do recommend this movie!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice upgrade to an aged title

    Posted
    BenAndrewsNYC
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    I bought this as a gift for my mother for Christmas (her first blu-ray title, along with a blu-ray player) as it is one of her favorite movies, and it was a hit. I watched it and the picture and sound (moreso) are pretty good compared to the old dvd. A great update if you're considering upgrading from the DVD

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A special effects masterpeice

    Posted
    Locke815

    This film deserved this edition solely on the fact that it had ground breaking effects. Some of the acting is heavy handed and story is a tad far fetched, but it was a summer popcorn movie and is still a fun ride.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I cried at the end

    Posted
    Layz

    An action pack movie that didn't have any gunplay until close to the end, but with so much emotion that had this grown man about to cry (ok, a couple tears came)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better and Better

    Posted
    Onysia
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    Had the VHS and wanted a crisper picture. And boy does is ever come across! Even has a few bonus feature something that the VHS did not have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Action Movie

    Posted
    littlelady
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    If you enjoy high energy action movies, you'll love Armageddon. It's a non-stop ride from beginning to end!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Only A Few Good Moments

    Posted
    kevman79

    Other than a few select moments, Armageddon is a pretty lame movie. Widescreen, but not much in terms of bonus features. Skip it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Loaded Criterion Edition

    Posted
    kevman79

    'Armageddon' gets loaded Criterion treatment here on this expensive dvd set, that I'm not sure this film really deserves.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend




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