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Director: Roland Emmerich     Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal Dennis Quaid
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Format: DVD
Sku: 206805200
UPC: 024543150909
UPC 14: 00024543150909
Rating: Game Rating Code
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In this pulse-pounding action-thriller, global warming triggers the onset of a new Ice Age. As tornadoes flatten Los Angeles, a tidal wave engulfs New York City and the entire Northern Hemisphere begins to freeze solid. Now, climatologist Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid), his son Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal) and a small band of survivors must ride out the growing superstorm and stay alive in the face of an enemy more powerful and relentless than any they've ever encountered: Mother Nature!

"...highly entertaining...could turn the most meteorologically challenged among us into Weather Channel freaks.  Ella Taylor, LA Weekly
"'s one superior disaster movie.  Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"...great special effects...  Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Editor's Note
With THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW, director Roland Emmerich (INDEPENDENCE DAY, GODZILLA) trades evil aliens and radioactive lizards in for some seriously bad weather. When a radical change in the temperature of the world's oceans causes deadly storms and sets a new Ice Age in motion, climatologist Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid) must race from Washington D.C. to save his son, Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal), in the subzero climes of New York City. Elsewhere, tornadoes and hail menace the globe, leading to international disasters on an extraordinary level.

Emmerich, who has proven to be a master of big-budget cinematic destruction on numerous occasions, aims to outdo himself with THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW. Here entire cities are ripped apart, flooded, and/or frozen, adding up to one of the biggest disaster movies ever filmed. Although astonishingly rendered special effects rule the movie, adept actors such as Quaid and Gyllenhaal (along with Sela Ward, Ian Holm, Emmy Rossum, and others) turn in solid performances that help to balance out the meteorological mayhem. Surprisingly, Emmerich also uses the film as a vehicle for clever moments of social and political commentary, making THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW admirably smarter and considerably more entertaining than typical Hollywood blockbusters.


Video Features DVD, Sensormatic

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 8/6/2009
Video Play Time Running Time: 124 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2004
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2246723
Video UPC UPC: 00024543150909
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  2.35:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Adrian Lester
Video Cast Info Dash Mihok
Video Cast Info Dennis Quaid
Video Cast Info Emmy Rossum
Video Cast Info Ian Holm
Video Cast Info Jake Gyllenhaal
Video Cast Info Jay O. Sanders
Video Cast Info Sela Ward
Video Cast Info Barry Chusid - Production Designer
Video Cast Info David Brenner - Editor
Video Cast Info Harald Kloser - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Jeffrey Nachmanoff - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Mark Gordon - Producer
Video Cast Info Martin Gendron, et. al. - Art Director
Video Cast Info Roland Emmerich - Director
Video Cast Info Roland Emmerich - Based On Story By
Video Cast Info Stephanie Germain - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Thomas Wanker - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Ueli Steiger - Cinematographer


Winner (2005)
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, Karen E. Goulekas, et. al., Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects
   Video Award Name MTV Award, The Day After Tomorrow, Best Action Sequence

Nominee (2005)
   Video Award Name MTV Award, Emmy Rossum, Breakthrough Female

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"[A]ll of Manhattan is flooded, then frozen. Neat!" 06/04/2004 p.54-5

"A throwback to the disaster movies of the '70s, this is cinema as pure spectacle....It's the kind of movie popcorn was invented for." 07/01/2004 p.132

Sight and Sound
"[T]he onset of this ice age is thoroughly cinematic." 07/01/2004 p.48

ReelViews 7 of 10
The Day After Tomorrow, an ode to an apocalyptic endgame of global warming, is an old-fashioned disaster film with modern-day special effects. It's cheesy and over-the-top, but the disaster sequences are well crafted and some of the formulaic action sequences generate tension. The Day After Tomorrow stands a rung above Independence Day (which self-destructed in its final third) and significantly more than that above the turgid Godzilla remake...despite the "bad science," the pro-environment message shines through. Like Super Size Me, consider it a cautionary tale. Nevertheless, Emmerich's point with The Day After Tomorrow isn't to play politics or make speeches, but to entertain...The Day After Tomorrow is filled with bad dialogue, stock peril situations, and sketchy character development, but it's a big enough spectacle that those things don't derail the film's capacity to be enjoyed. - James Berardinelli

Chicago Sun-Times 8 of 10
It is such a relief to hear the music swell up at the end of a Roland Emmerich movie, its restorative power giving us new hope. Billions of people may have died, but at least the major characters have survived. Los Angeles was wiped out by flying saucers in Emmerich's "Independence Day," New York was assaulted in his "Godzilla," and now, in "The Day After Tomorrow," Emmerich outdoes himself: Los Angeles is leveled by multiple tornados, New York is buried under ice and snow, the United Kingdom is flash-frozen, and lots of the Northern Hemisphere is wiped out for good measure...So, yes, the movie is profoundly silly. What surprised me is that it's also very scary. The special effects are on such an awesome scale that the movie works despite its cornball plotting..."The Day After Tomorrow" is ridiculous, yes, but sublimely ridiculous -- and the special effects are stupendous. - Roger Ebert

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Quaid,Dennis
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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