FOX is back in "BLU-RAY," with all engines full speed ahead! With its newest slate of releases, the consistent quality of sigh and sound, is remarkable! "THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW" may be deserving of some of the initial criticism leveled against it during its initial theatrical release. It's nothing more than a "disaster" film, however it's one hell of a disaster film! The CGI effects are outstanding and, not for one minute, does the audience feel anything is fake. Dennis Quaid is great in the kind of role he assumes here, and the supporting cast is fine, although Emmy Rossum just doesn't seem right here(or in anything for that matter)
FOX has provided a 2.35:1 aspect ratio with 1080p/AVC MPEG-4. It's formatted on a BD-50 dual-layer disc, allowing more than enough space for the high-quality transfer and extras offered herein.
For such an effects-heavy laden movie, it's great to find that there are "no" artifacts present anywhere! The production design is often remarkable, with vibrant colors and mixed hues, all of which are perfectly rendered here. The level of detail, down to ice crystals forming, is flawless! This blu-ray is up there with the best!
FOX has provided a DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 5.1 mix. From beginning to end, the audience is immersed in a 360 degree environment, and this mix is one of the most effective we've ever experienced. A great mix is key for a disaster film like this, and this one never disappoints. A variety of storm sequences, giant waves and more, are so well balanced and presented with such great fidelity that it rises the films entertainment value significantly, making one overlook a variety of flaws.
FOX has included two audio commentaries, with only the first one(Emmerich and producer)worthwhile. There are deleted scenes(480i) and two high-def extras...an interactive game and a subtitled(trivia)track.