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tucker
10-10-04, 11:56 PM
The Day After Tomorrow: SE good blind buy?

Fok
10-11-04, 12:16 AM
I'd say rent it first, its one of those hollywood popcorn movies......I don't think I could watch if over and over again.

Skull
10-11-04, 01:12 AM
I'd rent first as well, not that good of a movie. If you like Twister or ID4, maybe you'll want to buy it.

Dazed
10-11-04, 01:57 AM
Fun film but obvious that a better version will come out eventually.

Id say Rent it and then if you like it buy the next version :D

G. Noel Gross
10-11-04, 11:54 AM
Originally posted by Dazed
Fun film but obvious that a better version will come out eventually.
Short of a Super Bit, I'm not sure what that'd be. I highly recommend this doomsday delight in my current column (http://dvdtalk.com/cineschlock/column/index.html).

flixtime
10-11-04, 02:28 PM
Hasn't this already been scheduled for a quick double-dip? If I recall correctly Regions 2 & 3 are right now getting a 2-disc set which will be later be released in the U.S. Same thing is going to happen with "I Robot" if memory serves me right. Actually last I checked - if you are region-free capable - you can pick up the Region 3 2-disc release for less than the price of the 1-disc "I Robot" that is coming to the U.S.

I think it's pretty weak of the studio to release a 2-disc set in other regions and then hit those of us in the U.S. with 2 separate releases in a short period of time. The material for the 2-disc set is obviously ready but the studio is holding it back from U.S. consumers. People who frequent these boards - especially the highly informative International forum - might be aware of the situation but the general public is definitely not.

I don't know about other regions, but the recently released "Man on Fire" was announced for a double-dip a week after its release here in the U.S. I think the new version comes early next year.

I've severely curtailed my purchasing of Region 1 mass-market titles due in great part to the aforementioned practices.

G. Noel Gross, please consider amending your review to indicate that another superior release of " The Day After Tomorrow" might soon be imminent.

G. Noel Gross
10-11-04, 02:38 PM
Originally posted by flixtime
G. Noel Gross, please consider amending your review to indicate that another superior release of " The Day After Tomorrow" might soon be imminent.
Superior? What good's a second disc of crapola? But I'll add a note.

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=387406

Brent L
10-11-04, 03:09 PM
It's one of, if not the, best comedies of the year!

tommy28
10-11-04, 03:23 PM
Originally posted by BrentLumkin
It's one of, if not the, best comedies of the year!

i thought Eternal Sunshine was:confused:

flixtime
10-11-04, 03:54 PM
Originally posted by G. Noel Gross
...But I'll add a note.

Awarded to G. Noel Gross in recognition of both his conspicuous gallantry and service to "flixtime's War Against Corporate Greed"
October 11, 2004

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headrippa
10-11-04, 05:19 PM
The R4 version has a few more extras on it too and is out now.

MasterofDVD
10-11-04, 08:01 PM
I was wondering if I should go out and get this at midnight.

I guess since I enjoy both ID4 and Twister that this might be just the mindless popcorn flick I thought it would be. :)

Big Worms
10-11-04, 08:34 PM
This was an awesome movie! I loved it! Some of the effects in it were amazing and it makes you wonder how they did. I say yes it is a very good blind buy!

bigrederik
10-12-04, 04:04 AM
I couldn't sit through this one in the cinema. It was just so cheesey. I couldn't recommend it to anyone

zak52
10-12-04, 04:25 PM
I just got finished watching this today. I would recommend renting it first. I'm glad I did. It's not a bad movie, just nothing worth owning IMO.

MasterofDVD
10-12-04, 04:44 PM
If you can get it for less than 19.00 and change and love some of the movies listed above.

It was 15.00 at Wal-Mart when I made my weekly midnight movie run so I had no problems buying it. The effects are kinda weak in some parts but I still thought it was a fun ride.

Adrenaline
10-12-04, 07:51 PM
I never thought I'd say this but The Core was much more entertaining then The Day After Tomorrow. The only redeeming factor in TDAT was the special effects, even then they were kind of boring. I really didn't care if anyone survived.

Big Worms
10-12-04, 08:36 PM
The cover has not been really covered, but it is pretty cool. It has a slip sleeve that has the theatrical poster image on it. It is one of those holographic image (not sure if this is correct discription).

G. Noel Gross
10-12-04, 08:38 PM
Originally posted by Big Worms
It is one of those holographic image (not sure if this is correct discription). "Lenticular"

Sondheim
10-12-04, 11:09 PM
It was a lot of fun when I saw it at the theater, though I'm not sure I'd want to watch it again - so many brainless cliches carried over from every other disaster flick. The effects really are amazing though.

It might lose something on the small screen.

dvdphilic
10-13-04, 12:59 AM
Best Buy has put bonus disc on both "The Day After Tomorrow" and "Man on Fire". The bonus discs contain making-of futurettes. Do you guys think if the studio releases a better version, will the contents in those bonus discs be added to the special features? Thank you for answering my question.

starving dvder
10-13-04, 06:02 AM
If you like disaster flicks like I do, I would pick it up. If not, then pass.

Big Worms
10-13-04, 08:34 AM
Originally posted by dvdphilic
Best Buy has put bonus disc on both "The Day After Tomorrow" and "Man on Fire". The bonus discs contain making-of futurettes. Do you guys think if the studio releases a better version, will the contents in those bonus discs be added to the special features? Thank you for answering my question.

Probably not since this is some Best Buy exclusive.

Grizzly
10-13-04, 08:44 PM
i got the local R2 2-disc set today and if you like the film and want to own it, i highly suggest waiting for the inevitable R1 2-disc release.. i haven't looked at the extras, but it's definitely a packed 2nd disc, including a 70-minute doc on the shooting of it.. there's probably 2˝-3 hours at least of video material on the 2nd disc.

GMLSKIS
10-14-04, 12:21 AM
I rented it yesterday and watched it today for the first time. Glad I didn't buy it. Great special effects and good DTS sound but silly subplots. I won't go in to detail but I kept thinking how silly. I could watch it again some day but wouldn't spent like $16 to own it.

dmpre99
10-14-04, 08:29 PM
i say if you really into natural disaster flicks then yes. otherwise no

Hendrik
10-15-04, 12:53 PM
Q: The Day After Tomorrow: SE good blind buy?

A: No! (...in my book this rates as a "VSM', or: Very Silly Movie... but that's just me...)

. . . :o . . .

Iron_Giant
10-15-04, 01:03 PM
Watched the movie last night and enjoyed the first 4/5 of the movie, the ending was somewhat slow.

Great rental, might buy when it comes out for $10 used.

MonsterMan
10-16-04, 07:30 PM
I liked it, but I probably won't watch it again. Give it a rent first.

jamesdmc
10-18-04, 08:55 AM
I aree with Iron_Giant: wait for Blockbutser to have a "2 for $20" or "all used DVDs 25% off" sale and then buy it. It's not worth more than 10 bucks to own in my opinion.

kneijst1
10-18-04, 10:52 AM
rent it. definitly a dumb, poor written Hollywood flick that is only semi- entertaining because of the special effects.

chowchris13
10-18-04, 02:43 PM
Isn't there another special edition version of it coming out?

JDF5244
10-18-04, 02:45 PM
...a little dull for my tastes. You tend to not care too much about the characters.

Big Worms
10-18-04, 03:07 PM
Originally posted by chowchris13
Isn't there another special edition version of it coming out?

I hope so, it's an outstanding movie, but I have not heard anything.

G. Noel Gross
10-18-04, 03:26 PM
Originally posted by Big Worms
I hope so, it's an outstanding movie, but I have not heard anything. Hey, um, how 'bout reading this thread?

Big Worms
10-18-04, 03:34 PM
Originally posted by G. Noel Gross
Hey, um, how 'bout reading this thread?

I didn't see anything mentioned about another version coming out, except for the R2 version.

G. Noel Gross
10-18-04, 04:12 PM
Originally posted by Big Worms
I didn't see anything mentioned about another version coming out, except for the R2 version. I doubt a second disc will yield any must-have goodies. Here's how Total DVD (http://www.totaldvd.net/cgi-bin/dvdreviews.php?reviewid=11194) describes it ...

Disc Two holds the majority of the extra features and breaks them down into four areas, The Science of Tomorrow, Inside The Day after Tomorrow, Global Watch and City Freeze. Starting with The Science of Tomorrow we are presented with the documentary “Force of Destiny” which runs for 60 minutes. This feature is extremely well produced and covers the compelling stories and myths behind Global warming. Featuring interviews with many respected scientists, the film discusses what we need to do as a planet to change our polluting ways before it is too late. This also includes the politics behind many of the decisions that need to be made to save the planet. Next up is the Inside The Day After Tomorrow section which is split further into three sections, pre-production, production and post production. Starting with pre-production, there are short features on pre-visualisation techniques, storyboarding, production meetings and concept art galleries. The production option plays the 1 hour 9 minute documentary “Filming The Day After Tomorrow” which features extensive behind the scenes footage along with interviews from cast members, again this is well produced and a step above the usual press kit standards. The post production area features a look at scoring the film and a look at the mixing stage of the helicopter crash as well as an interactive sound mixing demo. The main feature in this section is on the visual effects shots and how they were achieved. Rounding of the disc are a interactive Global watch and City Freeze features which involve the user picking a city or country to see how global warming will effect that area in the future, as well as stating when real incidents have occurred in the past.

chowchris13
10-18-04, 05:24 PM
So not another version of this disc planned?

I thought i heard this and man on fire will get re-releases further down the road

Hendrik
10-18-04, 05:49 PM
Originally posted by chowchris13
...I thought i heard this and man on fire will get re-releases further down the road
...well, yes, of course, once blue-laser HD-DVD gets under way...

. . . ;) . . .

C_Fletch
10-18-04, 08:39 PM
I'd also put another vote in the rent it first box. Cool special effects but not worth the price. I'm waiting for a 3 for 25 deal and then I might pick it up.

X
10-20-04, 01:13 AM
If you really like disaster flicks.....skip it!

I'm having a very hard time getting through it tonight. And I can't even say the video quality is good because it isn't. But it's really loud in some places. :up:

And to think my local Blockbuster had 120 copies of this that were all checked out over the weekend... -ohbfrank-

Richard Malloy
10-20-04, 10:35 AM
I've only seen one movie over the last year that was worse than this one... "Van Helsing". Both scrape the bottom of the barrel.

I don't recommend blind-buys for anything, but I wouldn't even recommend a blind rental on this one.

wolverine1028
10-20-04, 03:40 PM
I liked the movie but I would rent it and wait for a 2 for $20 or 2 for $15 deal to buyt it.

J-Dubya
10-20-04, 05:55 PM
no