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No children. No future. No hope.

In the year 2027, eighteen years since the last baby was born, disillusioned Theo (Clive Owen) becomes an unlikely champion of the human race when he is asked by his former lover (Julianne Moore) to escort a young pregnant woman out of the country as quickly as possible. In this thrilling race against time, Theo will risk everything to deliver the miracle the whole world has been waiting for. Co-starring Michael Caine, filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron's Children of Men is the powerful film Pete Hammond of Maxim calls "magnificent...a unique and totally original vision."

Specifications

Studio Universal Home Video
SKU 207938715
UPC 025195043915
UPC 14 00025195043915
Format DVD
Release Date 6/3/2008
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Cast & Crew
Alex Rodriguez - Editor
Alfonso Cuaron - Editor
Alfonso Cuaron - Director
Alfonso Cuaron, et. al. - Screenplay
Armyan Bernstein - Executive Producer
Chiwetel Ejiofor - Actor
Clive Owen - Actor
Emmanuel Lubezki - Cinematographer
Geoffrey Kirkland - Production Designer
Jim Clay - Production Designer
John Tavener - Original Music By
Julianne Moore - Actor
Marc Abraham - Producer
Michael Caine - Actor
P.D. James - Based On Novel By
Ray Chan, et. al. - Art Director
Awards
Oscar (2007) Alfonso Cuaron, Alex Rodriguez, Nominee, Best Achievement in Editing,Alfonso Cuaron, et. al., Nominee, Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay,Emmanuel Lubezki, Nominee, Best Achievement in Cinematography
British Academy Awards (2007) Emmanuel Lubezki, Winner, Best Cinematography,Frazer Churchill, et. al., Nominee, Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects,Geoffrey Kirkland, et. al., Winner, Best Production Design
Venice Film Festival (2006) Alfonso Cuaron, Winner, Laterna Magica Prize,Alfonso Cuaron, Nominee, Golden Lion Award,Emmanuel Lubezki, Winner, Outstanding Technical Contribution
Winner (2007) British Academy Awards, Emmanuel Lubezki, Best Cinematography,British Academy Awards, Geoffrey Kirkland, et. al., Best Production Design
Nominee (2007) British Academy Awards, Frazer Churchill, et. al., Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects,Oscar, Emmanuel Lubezki, Best Achievement in Cinematography,Oscar, Alfonso Cuaron, Alex Rodriguez, Best Achievement in Editing,Oscar, Alfonso Cuaron, et. al., Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
Winner (2006) Venice Film Festival, Emmanuel Lubezki, Outstanding Technical Contribution,Venice Film Festival, Alfonso Cuaron, Laterna Magica Prize
Nominee (2006) Venice Film Festival, Alfonso Cuaron, Golden Lion Award
Reviews
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review Children of Men, Alfonso Cuaron's adaptation of the P.D. James novel, takes a look at England in an apocalyptic near-future, when standards of law and order have broken down and the country is ruled by a fascist dictator...Children of Men isn't interested in dissecting the reasons for the situation, but in exploring the societal ramifications of it...Often with movies that are adapted from books, it's easy to assess whether the cinematic version is superior or inferior to the written one. In the case of Children of Men, the divergence of material is so great that such a simple determination cannot be made. Cuaron's interpretation, inspired more than based on James' novel, takes on a life of its own...Although imperfect, it's engaging, thought-provoking stuff.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Reel.com
Review It is a future that looks pretty much like our present, with one big exception. In 2027, as envisioned first by British writer P.D. James in her novel Children of Men and now by director Alfonso Cuaron, there are no children. The end is near for humanity, but it did not take a nuclear war, global warming, or a terrorist campaign to manage the feat. It is a case of massive infertility: No woman has given birth in the world in over 18 years...People are staring not at a bleak future, but at no future at all. At least, that is where this gripping, dark, but ultimately hopeful thriller--one of the best films of the year--begins...Children of Men presents a provocative proposition, because it is not all that far-fetched in our age of environmental degradation and the potential it has to wreak havoc. The film is also that rare thing, one that entertains even as it leaves you thinking.
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ReviewPage
Reviewer Pam Grady
ReviewRating 10
Features
DVD, English, French, Spanish, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1), No Longer Produced
Quotes
Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post ...the most deeply imagined and fully realized world to be seen on screen this year...bring[s] to mind names like Orson Welles and Stanley Kubrick.
Dana Stevens, Slate Magazine ...the movie of the millennium...random bursts of violence and terror.
Keith Phipps, The Onion A.V. Club ...a heartbreaking, bullet-strewn valentine to what keeps us human.
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times ...energy, intensity and excitement...a "Blade Runner" for the 21st century...
Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly ...a work of art that deserves a space cleared for its angry, nervous beauty.

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