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Deep Impact [Blu-ray] (1998)

Morgan Freeman , Téa Leoni , Mimi Leder  |  PG-13 |  Blu-ray
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (586 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Morgan Freeman, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Robert Duvall, Vaness Redgrave
  • Directors: Mimi Leder
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English, French, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: September 15, 2009
  • Run Time: 121 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (586 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,011 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Deep Impact [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Commentary with Director Mimi Leder and Visual Effects Supervisor Scott Farrar
  • Featurettes:
    • Preparing For the End
    • Making an Impact
    • Creating the Perfect Traffic Jam
    • Parting Thoughts
  • Photo Gallery
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailers

  • Editorial Reviews

    What would you do if you knew that in a handful of days an enormous comet would collide with Earth and all humanity could be annihilated? The countdown to doomsday is underway in this "gut-wrenching, eye-opening blast of a movie experience" (Jeff Craig, Sixty Second Preview). Mimi Leder (The Peacemaker) directs, guiding an all-star cast featuring Robert Duvall, Tea Leoni, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Redgrave, Maximilian Schell and Morgan Freeman. With the film's dynamic fusion of large-scale excitement and touching, human-scale storylines, Deep Impact makes its impact felt in a big and unforgettable way.

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    209 of 231 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars One of my top 10 - the greatest disaster movie ever made September 26, 2004
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    Although "Deep Impact" invariably gets compared to "Armageddon", I think it's more appropriate to compare it against all other disaster movies. Viewed in that light, it not only surpasses "Armageddon", but every other film in the genre.

    Unlike most disaster epics, "Deep Impact" is character driven. I think this is a direct effect of its having been directed by a woman rather than a man. While the special effects are there and are impressive, what drives this film are the emotions of the excellent ensemble cast. All of them ring true, from the occasional duplicitousness of the government bureaucrats, to the real tear jerking moments of those facing tough life and death decisions, to the small intimate moments. It's powerful enough stuff that I have to believe that a lot of the negative reaction the film elicited vis-a-vis "Armageddon" came from guys who don't like their action movies to move them to the verge of tears in public.

    All disaster films depend on a hook to set them up. In this respect, most fall far short of realism and believability. Of ones that come immediately to mind, only the cosmic collision movies and "The Towering Inferno" had realistic setups.

    All disaster films depend on the heros to come up with some way to save the day. Of the ones with a believable setup, many still fall short of believable and/or technically accurate resolutions. This is where "Armageddon" failed miserably. Mimi Leder had expert advice from NASA and it shows. "Armageddon" has some impressive training facilities shots from NASA, but ignored the actual technology.
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    76 of 83 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars SURPRISING May 24, 2000
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    Of all of the disaster epics I have seen in my life, Deep Impact was the most moving and original. I cried my eyes out, even when the sentimentality was over-the-top, as with the kid/romance subplot. I thought the emotional rendering of a core group of people you come to know as the world is about to end was wonderfully done, and so movingly told. Tea Leoni got a short shrift; her TV anchor was appropriately confounded, disturbed and knocked out by the juxtaposition of her own success/ambition coming about via the worst single disaster known to man. The astronaut sequences were well-done, and featured a small ensemble of strong acting, lead by the reliable Robert Duvall. It was refreshing to see Morgan Freeman as a President you wish was your own. James Horner's music moves the multi-layered plot with deep emotion and color. Though the movie surely delivers knockout special effects in its final reel, this movie is no Armageddon; expect a deep resonant response, one of the heart. It makes sense that this movie was directed by Mimi Leder; it has a woman's touch, which for me brought it a sensitivity and compelling beauty. There are so many moving moments in the final 20 minutes it will be difficult to remain calm, and dry-eyed.
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    47 of 52 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A Thriller with a heart August 4, 2002
    First things first. If you want action, don't see this movie. Go rent Armageddon with it's static characters and predictable plot.
    To tell the truth this is the most moving disastor movie I've ever seen. It seems every charachter gives a powerhouse performance. This was a relief after watching the charachters in Armageddon make jokes just when Earth was supposed to be destroyed. The cast includes the ever-great Morgan Freeman, superb Robert Duvall, newcomer Tea Leoni, and screen favorite Vanessa Redgrave. A lot of movies try too crowd too many good actors into a story line, with awful results. Somehow this one works. All the characters are believable. And you care about them. Morgan Freeman is painful to watch at times, he performs so well.
    People die in this movie. But you feel though through their sacrifice, hope will prevail. It different from Armaggedon. I felt that they killed charachters off in that movie to either keep the plot going, or because they had already served their purpose. Deep Impact is more realistic though, I gurantee that by the time it's over, there won't be a dry eye in the house.
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    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Film That Some Just Don't Get February 1, 2004
    I think that the blame should go on the advertising campaign that preceded the release of this film. Paramount tried to play it off as another "Armageddon", and so people looking for mindless, testosterone-laden entertainment were completely put off by the profound, philosophical nature of Deep Impact's story line. The title of the film itself seems to indicate that the film is a deep emotional analysis of how people react when they know they are about to die, as opposed to a film about blowing up a chunk of ice hurtling towards the Earth. Granted, there are liberties taken in the scientific accuracy department, but that doesn't detract from the story unless you are really uptight about such things. If you go to every movie hoping they will be completely scientifically accurate, then you will be disappointed all the time.
    So, when you watch this film, don't look at it as being a high-adrenaline action film - look at it as a film about sacrifice, making peace before one dies, and the triumph of the human spirit.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars One of my all-time favorites.
    It never gets old!
    Published 3 days ago by Michael Milom
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    Published 9 days ago by Kelcey L Clarke
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    Armageddon sucked! This one at least had a shred of reality to it.
    Published 10 days ago by Kenny
    "Deep Impact" is one of the ultimate Hollywood disaster movies. It begins with the simultaneous discovery of a new comet entering our solar system. Read more
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Great plot and fine story of how truly heroic mankind ...
    One of the most riveting and sensitive movies I've ever seen. Great plot and fine story of how truly heroic mankind can be.
    Published 11 days ago by Ripplie
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Robert Duvall is the best actor of our generation and does not...
    I thought this film a bit hokey until news broke of current plans to land on an asteroid. Robert Duvall is the best actor of our generation and does not disappoint.
    Published 12 days ago by Whitney Linn
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Fantastic movie! Watched it over and over, and it's ok for the whole family imo.
    Published 17 days ago by Samson Velasquez
    5.0 out of 5 stars Classic doomsday film.
    A classic doomsday film. Great cast and was more believable than Armageddon.
    Published 18 days ago by VSangel0309
    5.0 out of 5 stars I like sci fi
    I have seen this movie on TV and wanted a copy of my own. I give it a 10! I like sci fi.
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    All of the one star reviewers don't know what a bad movie is.
    You know, Warren, intelligent commentary like yours is frowned upon by the masses who make movies like "Twilight" and "Jack and Jill" multi-million dollar blockbusters. Actually, I doubt if they'll ever read this so what's the point of even writing it. Anyway, nice observation... Read More
    Dec 7, 2011 by Rick Blaine |  See all 3 posts
    Why such negative Editorial Reviews?
    Armageddon was a fun movie but not very plausible and Deep Impact was very plausible. They both have their pluses and negatives. I am in favor of Deep Impact.
    Oct 25, 2010 by Greg |  See all 3 posts
    Blu-Ray version of Deep Impact
    Yes, I was happy with it also.
    Oct 10, 2009 by Downunder |  See all 2 posts
    Why this movie don't have Subtitles or Audio in Spanish?
    Because it is a region 1 release, and region 1 covers the US and Canada, At the time when regions were devised, the predominate languages were considered to be English for the US and both English and French for Canada. Thus, most alternate language tracks on Region 1 discs are in French despite... Read More
    Sep 9, 2006 by J. Rosenman |  See all 3 posts
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