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Format: Blu-Ray DVD
Sku: 210899443
UPC: 025192027338
UPC 14: 00025192027338
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Editor's Note
CHILDREN OF MEN is not a popcorn movie. With its almost relentlessly bleak perspective on the future, Alfonso Cuarón's film doesn't make for pleasant viewing. But it's an exhilarating experience because the picture is an amazing dystopian drama that lacks all the typical trappings of the genre. Set uncomfortably close to the present, it paints a frighteningly realistic picture of the future. In 2027, every woman on earth is infertile. With the loss of the ability to have children, the world has also lost hope. Clive Owen (CLOSER) plays Theo, an Englishman attempting to make a life in a hellish world. His estranged wife (Julianne Moore) convinces him to help transport a young woman to safety. When Theo learns that the woman is pregnant, their journey takes on a significance--and a danger--he never imagined.

This is Cuarón's best film to date, a strong statement considering his wonderful HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN and Y TU MAMA TAMBIÉN. Filmed using a handheld camera, the action draws the audience close, making the horror that much more real. In addition to its remarkable car-chase scenes, the film features impressive acting. With his expressive face and voice, Owen gives a nuanced performance that ranks with the best of his career. As a reclusive hippie, Michael Caine shares a charming counterculture view of the crumbling world. Chiwetel Ejiofor (DIRTY PRETTY THINGS) brings gravitas to the role of a terrorist. Just when the film threatens to overwhelm with its sense of dread, small moments of comedy show through in Owen's wry sense of humor and Caine's perfect delivery. When the credits roll, CHILDREN OF MEN leaves the audience feeling shell-shocked, not only because of its brutal prophecy, but also because of its brilliance.


Video Features English, Spanish, French, German

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Universal
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/26/2009
Video Play Time Running Time: 110 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2006
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 61109890
Video UPC UPC: 00025192027338
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Chjwetel Ejiofor
Video Cast Info Michael Caine
Video Cast Info Peter Mullan
Video Cast Info Charlie Hunnam
Video Cast Info Julianne Moore
Video Cast Info Jacek Koman
Video Cast Info Clive Owen
Video Cast Info Danny Huston
Video Cast Info Pam Ferris
Video Cast Info Marc Abraham - Producer
Video Cast Info Eric Newman - Producer
Video Cast Info Iain Smith - Producer
Video Cast Info Hilary Shor - Producer
Video Cast Info P.D. James - Source Writer
Video Cast Info Timothy J. Sexton - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Alfonso Cuaron - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Armyan Bernstein - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info John Tavener - Composer
Video Cast Info Tony Smith - Producer
Video Cast Info Thomas A. Bliss - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Emmanuel Lubezki - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Alfonso Cuaron - Director

Professional Reviews

Total Film
3 stars out of 5 -- "It's a very finely made film, with Owen hinting at a humanity beneath the character's grubby cynicism and delivering one of his most consistent, impressive performances." 11/01/2006 p.49

Sight and Sound
"[T]he main pyrotechnics are saved for the semi-impressionist action climax....CHILDREN OF MEN's unrestrained energy is electrifying." 12/01/2006 p.50

Film Comment
Ranked #19 in Film Comment's "20 Best Films Of 2006." 01/01/2007 p.36

4 stars out of 5 -- "CHILDREN OF MEN does what the best dystopic drama should do: it makes you look at the world around you and shudder." 02/01/2007 p.104

Rolling Stone
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "In the spellbinding CHILDREN OF MEN, his best film to date, Cuaron, 45, fills every frame with his passion and intellect. Here's a movie that grabs you hard, pops your eyes, provokes your mind and ultimately lifts your spirits." 01/25/2007 p.78

Ultimate DVD
5 stars out of 5 -- "This is gut-pummelling and tense stuff, as Cuaron creates a world only a few steps removed from our own....CHILDREN OF MEN is guaranteed classic status." 03/01/2007 p.93

Entertainment Weekly
"Cuaron's long takes and snaking tracking shots are constantly intensifying the real-world nature of Owen's sci-fi odyssey." -- Grade: A 03/30/2007 p.57

Movieline's Hollywood Life
"Cuaron turns the screws like an expert torturer -- CHILDREN OF MEN sets a new high bar for all-in-one tracking shot wonderment..." 03/01/2007 p.108

Ultimate DVD
5 stars out of 5 -- "Searingly committed to celluloid by Cuaron, CHILDREN OF MEN is a film that gets into your head....Stunning." 08/01/2007 p.83

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