- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 2 hours, 4 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: September 23, 2008
- Originally Released: 2004
- Label: 20th Century Fox
2-Disc Set - Checkpoint, Sensormatic
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Dolby Surround - Spanish & French
- DTS 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional
Disc 1: THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW - Feature Presentation
Additional Release Material:
- Roland Emmerich - Director/Co-Writer & Mark Gordon - Producer
- Jeffrey Nachmanoff - Co-Writer, Ueli Steiger, David Brenner - Editor, Barry Chusid - Production Designer
Disc 2: THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW - Supplemental Material
Additional Release Material:
- Deleted Scenes
- Featurette - "The Force of Destiny: The Science and Politics of Climate Change"
- Making-of - 1. Pre-Vizualization
- Pre-Production Meeting
- Two Kings and a Scribe
- Post Production: Pushing the Envelope
- Visual Effects, Scoring
- Bonus Trailers - (4)
- Theatrical Trailer
- Additional Interactive Features - Audio Anatomy: The Final Mix, Interactive Demo
- Production Art
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Dennis Quaid &
Jay O. Sanders,
Glenn Plummer &
Jeffrey Nachmanoff &
Mark Gordon &
Kelly Van Horn
Director of Photography:
Executive Production by
Entertainment Weekly - 06/04/2004
"[A]ll of Manhattan is flooded, then frozen. Neat!"
Uncut - 07/01/2004
"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."
Sight and Sound - 07/01/2004
"[T]he onset of this ice age is thoroughly cinematic."
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.
Description by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment:
When global warming triggers the onset of a new Ice Age, 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!
New York City |
Sci-Fi / Horror / Fantasy |
Theatrical Release |
- Theatrical Release: MAY 28, 2004