Childhood's End [2 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 4780207
  • Release Date: 03/01/2016
$17.99

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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (14 out of 16)

    Special Features


    • Deleted scenes

    Synopsis


    This release contains the complete three-part SyFy Channel miniseries Childhood's End. The series was adapted from author Arthur C. Clarke's 1953 sci-fi novel of the same name, and centers around a race of aliens who arrive on Earth claiming to usher in a utopian society. Nick Hurran directed the three part series with Mike Vogel, Daisy Betts, and Yael Stone starring. ~ Daniel Gelb


    Customer rating

    4.1
    88%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A bit short of perfect

      Posted
      singleagain
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      If you read the book by Arthur C. Clark, this was both a WONDERFUL rendition, and a partial let-down due to the changes made to the original...much like Enders Game was. Both movies should have been faithful to their originals and went to parts, rather than to simplify many of the ideals that both originals had. Enders Game the book, went on to 2 other novels that were as good as the original. While there was no second book to Childhoods End, too much was changed, and parts left out that would have been nice to see since they went to such trouble to bring the book to life. You cant change a classic and do it right!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Timely

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      WoodWalker
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      Book review, then viewing parts of this program on a mini special, I decided to invest in the DVD in order to see the entire series. This movie had been attempted in the past, but did not quite get off the ground. With today's technology and some thought by the director as to how to portray the lead character, I think the timing was on point. How would one prepare for Eternity?

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      I liked it!

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      Pooky
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      I remembered reading the book many years ago. However I don't remember the ending, and I don't want to give it away. I believe this movie (rather, a TV show), was rather well done, and I enjoyed it. I believe they took the liberty of changing the story somewhat, but I am glad I was able to add this to my Blu-ray collection.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Science Fiction classic

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      Scribner99
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      Since I read this book as a young boy I have hoped that someone would make a movie that would due justice to this classic. I loved how well this miniseries captured the spirit of this thought-provoking tale.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Interesting

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      Tommy
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      I seen this movie on television. It was very interesting. It could have been shorter. It is just for those who wonder what the end of the world would be like.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      loved it

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      kevinr44
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      This movie was almost like the book. Childhoods end was my first science fiction book that i've ever read and it started a phenomenom. This was an excellent movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very entertaining

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      Richardmlv
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      I fund the production values very good and they managed to tuck a lot of story into three episodes. I'd definetly say give this one a look!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Not Like the Book

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      MeToo
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      A Lot of the racial and political views were omitted from the story and they diluted aspects of the book I thought were quite dramatic!

      I would recommend this to a friend


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