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Title:
Doomsday
Author:
Paul, Steven.
Edition:
Widescreen, unrated [ed.].
Publication Information:
Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008]

©2008
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (222 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A lethal virus spreads throughout Great Britain, infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat the government evacuates as many survivors as it can out of the infected area and the rest of the country succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three decades later, the Reaper Virus violently resurfaces. An elite group of specialists, including Eden Sinclair, is urgently dispatched into the still-quarantined country to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world, the unit must battle through a landscape that has become a waking nightmare.
General Note:
Special features: "Anatomy of catastrophe: civilization on the brink" featurette; "The visual effects and wizardry of Doomsday" featurette; "Devices of death: guns, gadgets and vehicles of destruction" featurette; feature commentary with director Neil Marshall and cast members Sean Pertwee, Derran Morfitt, Rick Warden and Les Simpson.
Language:
English

Spanish
Contents:
Doomsday (Unrated ; 109 min.) -- Doomsday (MPAA rating: R ; 93 min.).
Reading Level:
Unrated ; MPAA rating R; strong bloody violence, language and some sexual content/nudity.
Geographic Term:
UPC:
025195015899

025192162749
Format :
DVD

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Three decades after a major country is quarantined in hopes of containing a lethal and highly contagious virus nicknamed "Reaper," signs that the super-bug has resurfaced in a major city prompt desperate specialists to race back into the infected zone to find a cure in director Neil Marshall's (The Descent) miasmic speculative sci-fi thriller. Few could have foreseen the terror that the microorganism known as "Reaper" would unleash upon the unsuspecting population, and when terrified authorities quarantined the entire country in hopes of saving the human race, the streets immediately descended into chaos. Thirty years later, the inhabitants of planet Earth think that they've seen the last of the merciless killer disease, but they couldn't be more wrong. When "Reaper" reappears more powerful than ever in a major city, an elite group of professionals led by Eden Sinclair (Rhona Mitra) are forced to travel back into the sealed-off country where the virus first broke out in order to create a cure and save humankind from certain doom. Now, as the rest of the world anxiously awaits word of their ultimate fate, Eden and her brave team are about to find out that there is indeed a hell, and they are about to journey directly into its black, envenomed heart. Also in the cast are Bob Hoskins and Malcolm McDowell, as well as a host of veterans from Marshall's past productions, including Sean Pertwee, MyAnna Buring, Craig Conway, and Nora-Jane Noone. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


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