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Doomsday [On DVD 07/29/08]


The Diva's review of
Doomsday DVD(2008)


I am Legend
Rated Genre: SCi-Fi
Written by : Neil Marshall
Directed by: Neil Marshall
Cast: Rhona Mitra, Bob Hoskins, Alexander Siddig, David O'Hara, Adrian Lester, Sean Pertwee, Darren Morfitt, Craig Conway, MyAnna Buring, Malcolm McDowell
Theatrical release Date: 03/14/07
DVD release Date: 07/29/08
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 48% - Rotten
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Theatrical Performance
Total US Gross $10,955,425
International Gross $3,238,660
Worldwide Gross $14,194,085


The Digest

The country has been quarantined because of a mutated cold like virus. And 30 years later Scotland is still blocked off from the world but the virus is back and in London.

The British P.M., John Hatcher (Alexander Siddig), has decided to send a special forces team into Scotland to search for a cure. Sinclair (Rhona Mitra) is assigned to head the team.

With the goal of finding Kane (Malcolm McDowell), a scientist who it is believed holds the key to the cure.

Once they enter Scotland, they are set upon by lawless individuals who resent being quarantined and who are currently engaged in a civil war with a more civilized group of survivors. But civilized doesn't mean better.

The Dish

So much potential... Doomsday is not a horrible movie, it just lacks originality. It most blatantly "borrows" from Mad Max. I felt like I was watching a poor man's Mad Max starring a poor woman's Sigourney Weaver. No offense, but I've seen it all before and much better at that.

I wanted something new and exciting and engaging. I didn't really get any of that. Except for the car chase-that was pretty cool. I honestly wish more time ha d been spent telling me more about the disease. I'm left with too many questions.


• BONUS CONTENT (DVD): Doomsday is loaded with extras that take you inside the making of the film, including:
• ANATOMY OF CATASTROPHE: CIVILIZATION ON THE BRINK -Writer/Director Neil Marshall takes you inside the making of Doomsday. Meet the enormous cast and crew, experience the challenges and endurance it takes to bring a film of this massive scale to the screen and break down how all of the major stunts, explosions and fight sequences were executed.
• THE VISUAL EFFECTS OF DOOMSDAY - Meet the visual effects wizards and see how they collaborated with Director Neil Marshall to achieve his vision in creating the compelling sets that couldn’t be built but were instead created by computer.
• FEATURE COMMENTARY (UNRATED VERSION ONLY) - Filmmaker Neil Marshall and cast members Sean Pertwee, Darren Morfitt, Rick Warden and Les Simpson.

• EXCLUSIVE U-CONTROL: Go Beyond the movie and customize you own hi-def experience.
• REAPER VIRUS FILES - While you watch the movie, crack open top-secret DD intelligence files.
• PICTURE IN PICTURE - Access interactive cast and crew interviews and behind the scenes footage, all without interruption to the movie experience.
• TECH SPECS - Get in-depth technical specs on the film's awesome Bentley and outrageous weapons as you see them in action.

DVD SPECS Video Formats:
• 2.35:1 Anamorphic Audio Formats:
• Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English) Subtitles:
• English (For the Hearing Impaired)
• French
• Spanish

The Directive
That said, it will likely find its place on a few cult lists. It will have its fans, just don't count on me to be one of them. .

3BC Ratings




Copyright Kamal "The Diva" Larsuel-Ulbricht, 2008
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