Children of Men (Blu-ray) (2006)

  • Web Code: M2164340
  • Other formats: DVD
  • Release Date: 05-26-2009
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R (MPAA)

Rated  R (MPAA) for strong violence, language, some drug use and brief nudity

Overview

CHILDREN OF MEN is not a popcorn movie. With its almost relentlessly bleak perspective on the future, Alfonso Cuarón's film doesn't make for pleasant viewing. But it's an exhilarating experience because the picture is an amazing dystopian drama that lacks all the typical trappings of the genre. Set uncomfortably close to the present, it paints a frighteningly realistic picture of the future. In 2027, every woman on earth is infertile. With the loss of the ability to have children, the world has also lost hope. Clive Owen (CLOSER) plays Theo, an Englishman attempting to make a life in a hellish world. His estranged wife (Julianne Moore) convinces him to help transport a young woman to safety. When Theo learns that the woman is pregnant, their journey takes on a significance--and a danger--he never imagined.

This is Cuarón's best film to date, a strong statement considering his wonderful HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN and Y TU MAMA TAMBIÉN. Filmed using a handheld camera, the action draws the audience close, making the horror that much more real. In addition to its remarkable car-chase scenes, the film features impressive acting. With his expressive face and voice, Owen gives a nuanced performance that ranks with the best of his career. As a reclusive hippie, Michael Caine shares a charming counterculture view of the crumbling world. Chiwetel Ejiofor (DIRTY PRETTY THINGS) brings gravitas to the role of a terrorist. Just when the film threatens to overwhelm with its sense of dread, small moments of comedy show through in Owen's wry sense of humor and Caine's perfect delivery. When the credits roll, CHILDREN OF MEN leaves the audience feeling shell-shocked, not only because of its brutal prophecy, but also because of its brilliance.
Theatrical Release Date 2006
Format Blu-ray Disc
Number of Discs 1

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R (MPAA)

Rated  R (MPAA) for strong violence, language, some drug use and brief nudity

  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Science-Fiction/Fantasy
  • Distributor
    Universal Studios Home Video
  • Area
    Great Britain
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    110
  • Picture
    Color
  • Audio
  • Language
    English
  • Dubbed
    French, Spanish
  • Subtitles
    English, French, Spanish
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    Blu-ray Disc Features:

    Region [unknown]
    Audio:
    DTS 5.1 Surround - French, Spanish
    DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 - English
    SUBTITLES: English, SDH, French, Spanish
    Additional Release Material:
    Deleted Scenes
    Audio Commentary: Slavoj Zizek
    Featurette:
    1. Futuristic Design
    2. Theo & Julian
    3. Under Attack
    4. The Possibility of Hope
    Interactive Features:
    BD Live - Download Center Only
    U Control - Picture in Picture, Info, Commerical
    Visual Effects: Creating the Baby
    Theatrical Release: December 25, 2006
  • Release Date
    05/26/09
  • Theatrical Release
    2006
  • Rating
    R (MPAA)
  • Rating Reason
    for strong violence, language, some drug use and brief nudity
  • Format
    Blu-ray Disc
  • Unedited Version
    N

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Editorial Reviews

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Rolling Stone 01-25-2007 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "In the spellbinding CHILDREN OF MEN, his best film to date, Cuaron, 45, fills every frame with his passion and intellect. Here's a movie that grabs you hard, pops your eyes, provokes your mind and ultimately lifts your spirits."
Uncut 02-01-2007 4 stars out of 5 -- "CHILDREN OF MEN does what the best dystopic drama should do: it makes you look at the world around you and shudder."
Entertainment Weekly 03-30-2007 "Cuaron's long takes and snaking tracking shots are constantly intensifying the real-world nature of Owen's sci-fi odyssey." -- Grade: A
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  • from Surrey, BC
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Simply amazing

This is a must see movie. It's incredibly prevalent as a catalog title and can be gotten for cheap... Do it. One of the best movies of the 2000s


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