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Daybreakers [DVD] [2009]

  • SKU: 9841646
  • Release Date: 05/11/2010
  • Rating: R

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (54 out of 58)

    Special Features

    • Commentary with co-directors Peter and Michael Spierig and creature designer Steve Boyle
    • "Making of Daybreakers" feture-length documentary
    • "The Big Picture" directors' short film
    • Bonus view storyboard and animatic on-screen comparison
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Poster art gallery
    • Lionsgate live
    • BD Touch and Metamenu remote enabled


    Fresh off the success of their inventive take on the zombie genre, Undead masterminds Michael and Peter Spierig direct Ethan Hawke in an ambitious tale of a futuristic Earth populated entirely by vampires, and the efforts made by the creatures to ensure that their food supply doesn't run out as humankind is faced with extinction. The year is 2017, and a vampire plague has turned most of the planet's human population into bloodsucking ghouls. As the population of mortals fast begins to dwindle, a vampiric corporation sets out to capture and farm every remaining human while simultaneously researching a consumable blood substitute, headed by undead hematologist Edward Dalton (Ethan Hawke). His work is interrupted after stumbling onto a pocket of human survivors lead by Elvis (Willem Dafoe), a former vampire, whose past reveals a cure that could reverse the tide and save the human race. With time running out, Dalton's only hope lies in outsmarting the security forces of his boss (Sam Neill), whose goal isn't just to find a substitute, but to repopulate humanity in order to sell its blood to the highest bidder. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Ethan Hawke
      Ethan Hawke - Edward Dalton
    • Willem Dafoe
      Willem Dafoe - Lionel 'Elvis' Cormac
    • Claudia Karvan
      Claudia Karvan - Audrey Bennett
    • Michael Dorman
      Michael Dorman - Frankie Dalton
    • Vince Colosimo
      Vince Colosimo - Christopher Caruso

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 58 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie, not your typical vampire flick!


      My wife and I loved this movie! We are huge horror fans, especially when it comes to vampire films. Good vampire films are hard to come by these days. (I'm not even going to start on the Twilight series, that's just an insult to the genre.) Generally, vampire films fall into two categories. One, you have the more action-driven films like the Blade and Underworld series'. Then, you have the actual vampire horror films, such as, Fright Night, Bram Stoker's Dracula, and more recently, 30 Days of Night. I'm a fan of both types, and I would have to place this one somewhere in the middle. There's a couple of jumpy scenes, but it leans more toward the action/horror genre. What I love about this movie is the uniqueness of the plot. In most vampire films, humans are either trying to exterminate vampires or they want to become one. This film poses the question, what if everyone was a vampire and humans were the endangered species? This film plays it out perfectly. It was very well written, has a great cast, and is a thrill to watch! I highly recommend it!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A twist on Vampires

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This was a interesting take on Vampires and how it all started for the human race. It was fast paced with lots of action, horror, blood, guts, and so much more about human survival with a twist on a solution to reverse the Vampires back to becoming human again. I thought this movie kept me wanting to see more and see how they find a solution to keeping the humans from becoming extinct. I enjoyed this one!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Wonderful Allegory on Natural Resources

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This movie is a wonderful take on the vampire film genre. It is also a compelling allegory on what happens to us when we waste our natural resources. That may not be the filmmakers intention, but it sure as heck makes a great argument for it. It's freaky, it's fun, equal parts horror, sci-fi, and psa. Great video and audio transfer as well.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Totally Awesome!

      • Top 10 ContributorTop 10 Contributor

      Not much to say negative about this movie. I was impressed with the story. It's like blade in some ways. Overall I loved this movie. I want to point out Lionsgate has been doing a terrific job on their blu-ray releases. This movie has ultra high quality sound and great features. Also the picture is mind blowing.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      No 2 Discs! No digital copy!

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      there is only the bluray disc; the titled of the item said "2 Disc", "Digital Copy", but neither of these is true. Not that I don't like the movie, but I do go against the fake title.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Plot, Dark Movie


      Very good idea for a movie, however if you are not a vampire or sci-fi fan this is not a movie for you. NOT MUCH ACTION, more planning then doing going on, COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER. Buy this if you are looking for a movie that has things to do with vampires, drama, sci-fi, and darkness

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      No Digital Copy / No 2 Disc Set

      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      the blu-ray does not come with the Digital Copy as Advertised. The only DayBreakers blu-ray Edition available is the Single Disc Standard Edition @ I would recommend this film to a friend. Great Movie starring great actors

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great vampire movie.

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I bought this not really knowing what to expect other than its a vampire movie. I was really surprised it had a great story and wasn't just a gore fest. It also has some great actors like Sam Neil and William Dafoe.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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