The Day After Tomorrow [WS] [DVD] [2004]

For those whole like their apocalyptic disaster films delivered mother-nature style, Godzilla director Roland Emmerich's The Day After Tomorrow arrives on DVD courtesy of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. The feature is presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen and looks virtually flawless. For viewers who neglected to see the grand-scale adventure in the big screen, this disc offers the next best thing -- with remarkable clarity and no discernible evidence of digital artifacting or edge enhancement. The English DTS 5.1 audio mix is appropriately room-shaking, and the surround channels are well-utilized in placing viewers directly at the center of the action. Alternate English Dolby Digital 5.1, and Spanish and French Dolby Digital Surround with optional English and Spanish subtitles are also offered. Though there are indeed some informative bonus materials offered on this disc, one might expect quite a bit more from such a special-effects-oriented film. Audio commentary with director Emmerich and producer Mark Gordon often finds the comments of the soft-spoken but good-humored director taking a back seat to the at times gratingly motor-mouthed anecdotes of the producer, while a more informative secondary track featuring co-writer Jeffrey Nachmanoff, director of photography Ueli Steiger, editor David Brenner, and production designer Barry Chusid really explores the behind-the-scenes work that went into crafting such an elaborate production. The "Audio Anatomy" interactive sound demo offers an interesting look at how sound shapes a film by allowing viewers to cycle between eight separate tracks -- each offering a separate component such as foley or score that, when pieced together, truly bring the film to life. It's an interesting feature for audiophiles, and a great way to learn what an important role audio plays in shaping the filmgoing experience. DVD-ROM materials offer viewers who own a PC with Internet access over an hour of exclusive making-of footage.
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (470 out of 490)

    Special Features


    • Full-length audio commentary by director/co-writer Roland Emmerich and producer Mark Gordon
    • Full-length audio commentary by co-writer Jeffrey Nachmanoff, director of photography Ueli Steiger, editor David Brenner, and production designer Barry Chusid
    • "Audio Anatomy" interactive sound demo
    • Deleted scenes
    • DVD-ROM includes over an hour of exclusive "making of" footage
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    The Day After Tomorrow
    Directed by Roland Emmerich, this mega-budget, special-effects-laden epic revolves around the onset of an international series of crises brought on by the long-term results of the greenhouse effect. At the eye of the storm is paleoclimatologist (a professor dedicated to the study of weather patterns throughout the ages) Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid), who voluntarily takes on the preservation of the world in the dawn of the next ice age and all the disaster that comes along with it -- violent hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, tidal waves, massive floods, etc. Hall must also contact his son, Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal), who was in the middle of an academic competition in New York City when the chaos begun. In addition to facing the largest-scale onslaught of natural catastrophes in the history of humankind, Jack, in his journey north, must contend with the masses fleeing south in an attempt to resettle in a warmer climate. The Day After Tomorrow also features Emmy Rossum, Sela Ward, and Joe Cobden. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Dennis Quaid
      Dennis Quaid - Jack Hall
    • Jake Gyllenhaal
      Jake Gyllenhaal - Sam Hall
    • Ian Holm
      Ian Holm - Terry Rapson
    • Emmy Rossum
      Emmy Rossum - Laura Chapman
    • Sela Ward
      Sela Ward - Lucy Hall



    Customer rating

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      If Only This Was A Viable Option In The Real World

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      ProvoCinemaHound
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      Ok... might seem a bit morose to want this to happen, but a new Ice Age might just be the ticket for resetting some of the worlds problems. Yeah, I know... don't say it... but just think of the Holidays!!! "Snow! It won't be long before we'll all be there with snow. Snow... I want to wash my hands, my face and hair with snow. Snow... I long to clear a path and lift a spade of snow. Snow... Where it's snowing, all winter through... that's where I want to be... Snowball throwing, that's what I'll do... how I'm longing to ski through the snow... those glistening houses that seem to be built of snow. Snow... Oh, to see a mountain covered with a quilt of snow."" Sorry... White Christmas flashback in July. Anyone who's seen this movie comes to such a conclusion... the idea of a world changing disaster setting off a new Age... if only for a moment. The movie funnels itself to this eventual line... "Mankind survived the last ice age. We're certainly capable of surviving this one. All depends on whether or not we're able to learn from our mistakes?" ...which is why I love disaster movies. For a short period of time, you have hope. Other such flicks to check out... 2012... Deep Impact... Volcano... San Andreas... there are companion movies worth watching too... like, Armageddon, Dante's Peek, Interstellar... And, not so much, a life as you know it is over type movie; more life affirming, but still worth watching, Twister. This is not a politically driven movie, but it does surf over political themes. It does not lecture as you might think, just points to the eventual consequences of lazy and conservative leadership worrying about preserving the status quo. You get a feel that the movie makers just want to imply the possibility. A minor set of changes now, might just prevent a major set of disasters tomorrow.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great flick to watch for fun

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      CookieMonsterMike
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      Yes my title says to watch for fun.. You might think, end of the world type films, or millions perishing not fun that's understandable. In real life its horrible. But do yourself a favor and watch this movie for an escape from reality. Don't take it too seriously in it's realism or lack of. My thought's on this movie are the following; It's a great action flick with lots of weather cgi disasters. It's done very well in many sequences. Acting is pretty decent with some scenes being more awkward or forced? Its very predictable and lots of clichés. But at the end of the movie, i'm left with enjoyment, that I watched a movie that was fun, exciting, and thrilling in many scenes. That's what counts at the end of a movie, if you had a good time watching it and I did. So it gets 5 stars for that. If you like movies along this genre style, like 2012, San Andreas etc with cheesy script, average acting etc then you'll like this too. HD quality in my opinion is always a must with this kind of a movie. VUDU HD copy worked great also.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great looking disc, just an okay movie...

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      JakeInLivnColor
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      Yes, the movie isn't very good at all, with impossible science, some mediocre performances by a lot of the cast, hackneyed script and just some unbelievable action scenes, but d*** if it isn't fun. Some thrilling scenes and one chilling scene of a tanker flowing down Wall St. (Though unbelievable) can't make up for the fact its a dumb popcorn flick. The picture quality still looks good, although a 4K display and a 3D remaster would be awesome, but the CGI and picture is crisp and sharp. The audio is also outstanding and very loud and deep. The extras are fairly disappointing with just the original DVD extras carried over, but also some exclusive BD-Live content on here as well. There are 2 commentaries by various crew members, deleted scenes with optional commentary, trailers for this and other Fox films a trivia track and a Java-based game. Other than that, its missing some great stuff thats on the 2-disc DVD edition like some good making-ofs and more. If you want great picture and sound, buy this BluRay, but if you want extras either buy or keep your 2-disc DVD.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Must own!

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      gusvelazquez17
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      Great cast, great plot, great digital effects. What more can you ask for in a movie. I remember watching this film when it first came out in theaters and now it has been released in Blu-ray format. Also it doesn’t show on the picture above but it also comes with a limited edition slip cover which is pretty rad considering both Emmy(shameless), Dennis & Jake(Donnie Darko)are on the cover. Great actors! Must own! Plus it comes with a fit so copy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Interesting story of a new Ice Age

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      CAM554
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      As the cover states: "Thumbs Up! The special effects are terrific!"- Roger Ebert, Ebert & Roeper., and "From the director of Independence Day." A young Jake Gyllenhaal plays the son of a controversial (of course) climatologist played by Dennis Quaid. Jack Hall (Quaid) believes a new Ice Age is coming, QUICKLY! He, of course, has trouble getting the government to believe him. Meanwhile, his son is on a school trip to New York City, with the ice storm bearing down on them. The special effects created in 2004 still hold up in 2014. A thought provoking scene involves the United States citizens fleeing from the ice storm.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Terrible development

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      Minsu
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      I remember seeing The Day After Tomorrow years ago and didn 't like it. I saw the Blu Ray cheap at local Best Buy. I couldn't remember why I didnt like it so I thought I would give it another try. Sad to say it wasnt worth the 5 bucks I spent on it and I want to sell it already. They get right in to earth splitting events without much explanation, the plot/development seems to have been given very little thought. It just doesn't "Grab" my attention like other movies with similar themes. Overall weak movie that you look forward to the end of so you can stop watching it.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The day after tomorrow blue ray

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      jlrob6
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      I truly love this movie, it is one of my favorites It has a good blend of action, suspense, and comedy that is hard to find in allot of movies that are produced today. I especially like the excellent special effects and what if scenarios this movie brings to the table. The cast is excellently selected and the characters well imagined and portrayed by the cast. I highly recommend this movie to any audience.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A great movie for a bone chilling Winter's Night!

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      MovieHound55
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      ... OR... a great movie for a sweltering summer's evening. I like Dennis Quaid movies... I also like natural (or man made) disaster movies. This movie delivers. I look for pure visual and sonic entertainment in movies I purchase. I usually only purchase a movie if I know I will watch it 5x or more. Well I've watched this movie many more times than that... but this was the first time I watched it in BluRay. Quite wonderful. We hunkered down on one of the recent frigid evenings, popped this new purchase in... popped the popcorn... and enjoyed. Great fun and nice sonic effects.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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