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Day Break - The Complete Series (2008)

Taye Diggs  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Taye Diggs
  • Format: AC-3, Box set, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Navarre Corporation
  • DVD Release Date: March 25, 2008
  • Run Time: 546 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00127Z5D2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,707 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Day Break - The Complete Series" on IMDb

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Detective Brett Hopper is having a really bad day, accused of killing Asst. DA Alberto Garza. He has an alibi, but no one believes him. When he realizes that he has been framed, he tries to run away but has to stop when he learns that his loved ones are also in danger. But one morning, he wakes up and relives the same day over and over again. To stop this cycle, solve the mystery and have a normal life, he must find out who framed him. Taye Diggs (Kevin Hill) stars in this action-packed thriller that takes a bad day and multiplies it by infinity. Detective Brett Hopper (Diggs) is having a hellacious day; the kind of day where nothing goes his way and he just can't wait to put it behind him... only he can't, because he's living the same day over and over again.

Hopper is accused of killing Assistant District Attorney Alberto Garza. He offers a solid alibi which no one believes. He realizes he's been framed. And he runs, discovering en route that not only he, but also his loved ones are in danger. He then wakes up and relives the same day over and over again. In order to break the cycle and move on, he has to figure out who framed him and solve the complex mystery surrounding Garza's death. He is also forced to heal the fractured relationships with those he loves. Either Hopper can break this day, or this day will break Hopper. Caught in the vicious cycle of his horrific day is girlfriend Rita Shelten (Moon Bloodgood, Eight Below), who is the first to be sacrificed by the mysterious individuals out to frame Hopper; Rita's ex-husband and Hopper's ex-partner, Chad Shelten (Adam Baldwin, Independence Day, Serenity, Full Metal Jacket) - now with Internal Affairs - is jealous of the relationship and knows much more about what's going on than he's willing to admit; Hopper's sister, Jennifer Mathis (Meta Golding), not only has to deal with the abuses of her husband but is in danger as she and her children are used as pawns to get to her brother; Hopper's partner, Andrea Battle (Victoria Pratt, Mutant X, Cleopatra 2525), is under scrutiny by the department and Internal Affairs - can she be trusted?; and reputed gang leader Damien Ortiz (Ramon Rodriguez) discovers that his police-protected cover has been inexplicably blown and that he is somehow connected to Hopper's dilemma and now a target in the conspiracy. Only when Hopper figures out why his life is broken and how to fix it will he awaken to a brand new day. He will not only try to save himself but those close to him who are now in danger. But he must carefully weigh each decision he makes, as all will have consequences -- advantageous or disastrous.

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86 of 94 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Budget version of a great show. October 1, 2009
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I really liked this show when I watched the original broadcast in HD, but this is a review of the actual product (which I received today), not the series itself.

It comes in a thick plastic case which might be used for four discs, but there are only two discs. How do they fit 13 episodes on only two single-sided discs? First, they replace the 5.1 channel high fidelity soundtrack with two-channel stereo. Then they compress the video a lot more, and it shows, more or less. It actually looks better than I thought it would, but compression artifacts are obvious in the details, such as the weave of his shirt, or the color banding in the sky of a rising sun. All the commentaries seem to be here, however, sometimes two per episode, and there are three video features as well, probably from the original DVD release.

For reasons unknown, the discs are in two loose paper sleeves. It may be that the distributor intends to save money by using the same thick plastic box for all their releases requiring more or less discs (and sleeves).

The ideal Daybreak on DVD would be on Blu-ray, so that I could see a version that looks at least as good as the original broadcast. Second best would be the previous four-disc release. Last of all is this two-disc set, though it's still worth watching if you haven't seen the show yet.
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54 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! January 24, 2008
Format:DVD
Day Break was a terrific show, I never understood why it didn't catch on. It's kind of a blend between "24" and "Groundhog Day", and felt as fresh and fun to watch as those both did in the beginning. While the show was cancelled, all the episodes were completed, and the series feels complete. In a way maybe it's better the show didn't last, as it never had time to grow stale. Don't miss it!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great show, horrible DVD set October 20, 2009
By J. Star
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I watched this show online when it was on the air. The show was great.

This DVD set, however, is the worst DVD set I have ever had the displeasure of trying to watch. The sound is awful. It's very hard to hear what the characters are saying over the background noise and music. The video is very grainy and it looks like someone filmed it with a cheapo home video camera. The lights are too bright, and the darks are muddy and hard to distinguish.

I know this show looks and sounds better then what is represented on this set. Someone decided to re-release this to make a quick dollar and screw over consumers. Do not buy this set. You will be sorry. I am. This show deserves a much better release.
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49 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Day Break on DVD! THIS is great news! January 9, 2008
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Day Break was one of the finest contemporary series ever. Cerebral in nature, a real thought provoking series that really inspires one to elucidate the flow of the story every minute. Most were only able to view 6 full-framed broad-casted episodes with commercials along with those fortunate enough to have caught the remaining seven widescreen episodes on a computer monitor over the Internet.

One of the many unique aspects of this fascinating show is the brilliance in its casting. The cast consists of a broad spectrum of ethnicity that delightfully, does NOT have anything to do with the storyline. Just fine actors playing their parts to perfection.

I never imagined I would ever see this series again. It will be a pure delight to view the entire series commercial free & in an aspect ratio of 1.78:1. I think everyone will have varying opinions interpreting each episode all the way to the very last scene! Enjoy!!!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good Show but bad DVD October 23, 2009
Format:DVD
I really enjoyed the show but the quality of this particular DVD release is lacking. As described in other reviews it comes in a thick DVD case which should be able to accommodate the four or five Disc that you would expect with 13 episodes plus the extras. When you open the case there are 2 Discs in paper sleeves that sit in a pocket of the case. Very odd. After reading the small print on the DVD packages I did find that it states there are 2 Discs while the DVD packaging gives the impression that it would contain more. What a shame since it potentially had a chance to be a very nice set with the commentary extras.
The good news is that this set was found at Target for $5. At that price it might be worth buying since the show was entertaining and did have some closure.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Special Features January 28, 2008
Format:DVD
Yes, there are features.

Commentaries on all 13 episodes featuring: Stars Taye Diggs, Moon Bloodgood, Adam Baldwin, Victoria Pratt, Mitch Pileggi, Meta Golding, Ian Dale Anthony and Ramon Rodriguez, Creator/Writer/Producer Paul Zbyszewski, Showrunner/Writer/Producer Jeffrey Bell, Director/Producer Rob Bowman, Producer Matthew Gross, Writers/Producers Steven Maeda and Henry Alonso Myers, and Film Editor/Producer Marta Evry. (15 total commentaries)

Interviews with Cast and Crew

Behind the scenes footage
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Day Break (2006) is an extremely complicated crime drama that was cancelled after only six of the thirteen episodes in the series had aired. The whacky central premise is that Brett Hopper (Taye Diggs), a police detective accused of murder, is continually reliving the same day. Using information that he learns from his past experiences, Hopper attempts to solve the murder, and discover the secret to what seems to be an ever expanding mystery.

The entire series, including the seven unaired episodes are in this set. Due to its non-linear constantly evolving plotline, and focus on the time element, Day Break lends itself extremely well to DVD, where the episodes can be viewed one after another, and the characters and plot elements are perhaps easier to remember and keep track of.

The story begins on what is called "Day 2" with Brett Hopper waking up at 6:18am in the apartment of his girlfriend Rita Shelten (Moon Bloodgood). Hopper soon discovers that he is wanted for the murder of district attorney Alberto Garza, a man he has never met. While trying to avoid capture by the police, Hopper turns to various people for help, including his current partner Andrea Battle (Victoria Pratt), his sister Jennifer Mathis (Meta Golding), Damien Ortiz (Ramon Rodriguez) a criminal informant, and Chad Shelten (Adam Baldwin) his ex-partner, and Rita's ex-husband.

A detailed plot synopsis would be a challenge and take too long, as numerous events, even the death of various characters, are frequently negated when Hopper's day "resets" to "Day 2". One long continuous nonlinear adventure, Day Break has to be seen in chronological order, to be truly understood and appreciated for the amazing experience that it is.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Movie skipped on two episodes.
The price was reasonable, but there were skips in two of the episodes. One episode (7) skipped only a couple times. The other one (10) skipped several times. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kathy
2.0 out of 5 stars Some scenes and last episode freezes
Had problems with some episodes. Some random scenes freeze and i have to skip them. To this day my computer can't read the very last episode which is frustrating because I can't... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Honest
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent edge-of-seat puzzler
“Day Break” is a polished Touchstone TV series with a compellingly strange premise: “Groundhog Day” recast as a police procedural. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Leilani & Rich
4.0 out of 5 stars ground hog day all over again
If you liked ground hog day, and you like 007 you'll like this series. Kind of sci-fi drama. I enjoyed it Good acting all around.
Published 3 months ago by elvin
4.0 out of 5 stars Taye Diggs Is Surprisingly Good In This Action Series.
And there is plenty of action. The writing is very creative and very good. Groundhog Day meets high cop drama. I would recommend this for everyone. It's very good.
Published 6 months ago by Holly
5.0 out of 5 stars THE SMARTEST MINI-SERIES IN AGES
I didn't expect DAY BREAK to be as good as it is. It is not for viewers with IQ's under room temperature. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Roy Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars The day is the same, but different things happen!
I was oblivious to the existence of this series until I spotted it on a popular online streaming service last month. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Blimey
3.0 out of 5 stars Intresting mix between 24 and Groundhog day
The story is interesting and fun, worth for the 10 bucks I paid. Although, have to say, the sound of the DVD recording isn't great, sometimes voice get lost in the action.
Published 8 months ago by Eduardo Tellez Giron
5.0 out of 5 stars don't miss this
Great show, not to be missed....exciting watching, despite (or perhaps because) of the deja vue sequences, to the very end
Published 9 months ago by B.M. Mager
5.0 out of 5 stars missed it
great movie i didn't get to see it all on tv it was taken off.
thank you for having it to sell.
Published 10 months ago by gregg swindle
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