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The Day After Tomorrow - Due 10/5

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#1 of 48 OFFLINE   Patrick Mirza

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Posted July 12 2004 - 12:15 AM

20th Century Fox will release The Day After Tomorrow on October 5th. The single-disc special edition will feature an anamorphic widescreen transfer, DD5.1 tracks, two filmmaker commentaries, deleted scenes, trailers and a DVD-ROM weblink to a behind-the-scenes featurette. The packaging will feature a lenticular Statue of Liberty motion cover. Retail will be $29.98.

#2 of 48 OFFLINE   David Galindo

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Posted July 12 2004 - 04:40 AM

No DTS? Grrr. Ah, not surprising anyways. Thanks for the heads up!

#3 of 48 OFFLINE   Robert_eb


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Posted July 12 2004 - 04:49 AM

I think I heard that this film has already made $500 million worldwide. I think this dvd release will add to that. What studio released this? I just wonder how long it'll take before this dvd is re-released with a dts soundtrack.

#4 of 48 OFFLINE   Zachary Cohen

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Posted July 12 2004 - 06:17 AM

Notice the wording "DD 5.1 tracks." Whoo! A worthless French track instead of a DTS one. And wow: A WEBLINK TO A BEHIND THE SCENES FEATURETTE! Weblinks!

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Posted July 12 2004 - 06:52 AM

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#7 of 48 OFFLINE   Quint van der Vaart

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Posted July 12 2004 - 08:36 AM

Well I will buy the region 02 release then........at least that one will have DTS Posted Image
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#8 of 48 OFFLINE   Nick Sievers

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Posted July 12 2004 - 08:43 AM

Does this imply that they might announce a two disc edition soon? Like the Master and Commander release.
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#9 of 48 OFFLINE   Travis W.

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Posted July 12 2004 - 09:39 AM

Yeah this single disc edition seems a little too suspicious to me. The film may not have been the blockbuster they expected (seems these days anything short of $200 million is disappointing) but it deserves to have at least two discs. I would have liked to see some in-depth behind the scenes footage. How disappointing.

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Posted July 12 2004 - 10:30 AM

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#11 of 48 OFFLINE   Ron-P



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Posted July 12 2004 - 10:54 AM

One disk or more, I'll buy. Passed on the theaterical run so the purchase is a must. Maybe even double dip if a dts track ends up on a future SE.
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#12 of 48 OFFLINE   Amy Mormino

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Posted July 13 2004 - 12:36 AM

I would not be at all surprised if a more deluxe version of this comes out within a year or two, but for a movie of this escapist, silly nature, this release will do just fine. I'm especially curious about the deleted scenes as there were a number of scenes that seemed to be missing vital information or just missing altogether.

#13 of 48 OFFLINE   Neil Joseph

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Posted July 13 2004 - 01:19 AM

I'm with Ron-P on this one. Missed it so I will buy.
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#14 of 48 OFFLINE   David Galindo

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Posted July 13 2004 - 03:53 AM

I hate lenticular packaging, oh well Posted Image

#15 of 48 OFFLINE   Larry Gardner

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Posted July 13 2004 - 04:13 AM

I'm also a little surprised with the content of this release from Fox. Given Fox's track record with Independence Day and Artisan's Stargate, you would expect a little more (at least a 2-disc edition with DTS - or hopefully an announcement for a future release). And what about the Web-link to a behind the scenes featurette. I take it everyone has a PC and a streaming capability. And five years from now - will these web-sites still exist? I've always been a big supported of Fox DVDs (and previously LDs), but I really think they are shortchanging here. Playing devil's advocate though - it may be that with the onslaught of DVD material coming in the fall from all studios (Fox has Star Wars Trilogy AND The Passion of the Christ just to name a FEW!!!!), this maybe all they can provide us - but they should at least inform us if the will be releasing a special edition later. I'm really going to miss the DTS track on this release. The soundtrack in the theater was unbelievable. I new this region release mentality would eventually bite someone in the butt (e.g., Spanish 5.1, French 5.1, English 5.1, Dolby Surround, ...).

#16 of 48 OFFLINE   Rick P

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Posted August 13 2004 - 02:59 PM

just noticed this up for preorder on amazon.uk and see they are doing a 2 disc set. The R1 is a single isn't it??

#17 of 48 OFFLINE   Travis W.

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Posted August 13 2004 - 04:48 PM

Yep, Fox is definitely pushing a two discer at us probably next year or something ("One Year Anniversary Special Edition). I'm not buying the single disc.

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Posted September 25 2004 - 12:28 PM

We have managed to get hold of both the UK region 2 Special Edition and US region 1 releases of The Day After Tomorrow. You can find our detailed comparison review here.

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Posted September 25 2004 - 01:02 PM

What an absolute joke! Fox has plenty of extras available for the R1 DVD (as evidenced by the R2 2-disc edition), but is leaving all them off, presumably for a "special edition" sometime in the future? And how is Best Buy involved in this ridiculous behavior? Well, BB is offering a "bonus disc" that contains the making of the film (presumably some or all of the same making of that is on the R2 DVD). I guess Fox assumes plenty of DVD fanatics will buy the bare-bones DVD now then double dip in 6-12 months. Well, they just lost two sales, as I'll now purchase neither the October release nor any future special edition.

#20 of 48 OFFLINE   Mark Cappelletty

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Posted September 25 2004 - 05:07 PM

I'm with you, Jim.

Check out this thread here:

Fox Strategy - One-Disc Now, Two-Disc Later

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