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The Day (Blu-ray + DVD) (2011)

Dominic Monaghan , Shawn Ashmore , Douglas Aarniokoski  |  R |  Blu-ray
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Dominic Monaghan, Shawn Ashmore, Michael Eklund, Cory Hardict, Ashley Bell
  • Directors: Douglas Aarniokoski
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: ANCHOR BAY
  • DVD Release Date: November 27, 2012
  • Run Time: 84 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008WCP2HE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #105,153 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Open war against humanity rages. Five survivors, lost and on the run. The pursuit is relentless, the bullets are dwindling and the battle is everywhere. This is a 24hr look into their lives. Fight or die. Starring Dominic Monaghan (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, ''Lost'') and Shawn Ashmore (X-Men 2&3, The Ruins, Frozen).

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63 of 71 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, a great female character! November 25, 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
There are several things that make this movie a standout in the apocalyptic genre. Most notably the fact that the pivotal female character isn't just a badass that looks hot while fighting. She has a legitimate backstory and motivation that is truly compelling. I also enjoyed the fact that the movie doesn't insult you by explaining everything before the story starts. It's not a perfect film, but for an indie it's pretty damn impressive.
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45 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome film November 27, 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
never really been into apocalyptic/horror films, decided to try this based on word of mouth - it is definitely worth watching. I recommend this without hesitation, and I'm a female senior citizen!!! :) :) You won't be disappointed.
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37 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great film!!! November 14, 2012
By skizzle
Format:DVD
definitely what i was hoping for. a great post apocalyptic movie!!! a small group of people looking for food and refuge fall into a trap set up by cannibal hunters, i wont spoil the movie for you. just watch it now!!! very quick and to the point never a dull moment. highly recommended.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Tain't Bad December 11, 2012
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I've watched a few end of days movies. The Day After. The Road (very bleak). I didn't mean to rent The Day. I thought I'd clicked on The Five Day War. I'd previewed The Day and when it played after purchase instead of Five Day War, I thought Ok, I'll run with this.

As usual, character names have escaped my memory. Four friends have been roaming in search of food since some catastrophic event ended normal society years back. They once were 12, but the rest have died or been killed. The story starts with them miserable, tired and sick on the road. There is a 5th of their number, joined them later in their trek, and she is not as trusted. They find a house and take refuge but are afraid. One young man is very ill. The mystery surrounding the 5th comes out quickly. She is one of "them" (enter dramatic music). The house is a trap, set to lure them into the basement, where they think they find food, and spring the trap. The basement locks down with one of the three killed in the trap. A siren blares. They burn their dead friend to prevent him from being taken by their nemeses. Just like in The Road, cannibals also roam hunting their human counterparts to eat. It was the cannibals who set the house trap and now the cannibals who attack. The 5th member of their party once belonged to a cannibal band. She fights with them, however. The end scene might be the best in the movie. This is a bleak, violent yet poignant story of friends remembering their loved ones, who have died, wishing for the past, clinging to hope for a future. (and hunted by cannibals)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring movie November 21, 2013
By Pinku
Format:Amazon Instant Video
Horrible and a boring post-apocalyptic flick; about some survivors who take refuge at an abandoned house. This house is booby-trapped and rings a bell when someone falls into the trap. This elaborate mechanism is for some cannibals who lie waiting at a nearby forest.

What follows is a confused story line and is very painful to watch.

Just avoid like plague..
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Last Stand Delight January 27, 2013
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I really liked this movie. Though I rarely write reviews I had to do so with this movie. I read the reviews before I watched this flick and was disappointed because the trailers seemed good. However, after viewing this apocalypse drama I was very glad that I did not pay attention to the na-sayers. This movie has good acting, cinematography, action, and a great story line in the way it doesn't fill in all the details. The person watching this has to use some imagination which in this case is a good thing. The entire movie held my attention and I never knew what was coming next. This is one of those gems that is a pleasure to discover. I highly recommend this movie.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this film. January 26, 2013
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Gritty, survival horror. People who like "The Walking Dead" will like this film though it has nothing to do with Zombies or anything supernatural. Just mankind's capacity for evil when survival is at stake. I rented this and would recommend it to anyone who likes post-apocalyptic survival films. The female lead was awesome and I think what I liked most about her is that she is not the prettiest girl. She felt realistic and like someone you might actually meet.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling post-apocalyptic horror in 'The Day' December 16, 2012
Format:DVD
At Glasgow Frightfest, I was excited about and had the privilege of seeing The Day, a postapocalyptic horror movie that stars recognisable actors such as Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings, I Sell the Dead), Cory Hardricht and Shannyn Sossamon (One Missed Call, Catacombs) and from the looks of the trailer, it was right up my street.

Although the synopsis appears to be standard horror fayre, it is quite deceptive in its simplicity. The Day has at its heart, the choices people will make when faced with extreme situations and the lengths they will go to in order to protect their own interests. Base and higher level emotions are at play here: survival, love, mistrust, redemption and hunger...

For me, one of the major thrusts of the film was what motivated the cannibals and their potential prey; they both sought to survive in the face of near-certain annihilation and protect their own interests... but went about this in very different ways.

The inevitable assault on the farmhouse, alluded to in the synopsis, put me in mind of John Carpenter's Assault on Precinct 13 and added a greater degree of dread to proceedings as the near anonymous assailants began their attempts to overcome the building's defences.

Alongside Monaghan and Sossamon is Shawn Ashmore. Best known for his role as Iceman in the X-Men franchise, Ashmore is carving himself quite the niche as a genre actor (Solstice, The Ruins, Frozen, 2010's Mother's Day) and puts in an almost unrecognisable turn as Adam, bulked up, bearded and a mile away from the fresh-faced Iceman of X-Men.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars not happy with this one
I normally enjoy post-apocalyptic films, but this one isn't one of them. It's just unimaginative and highly speculative that just doesn't fit well. Read more
Published 22 hours ago by southasia
2.0 out of 5 stars If you're bored...
Some might like this, I mostly fast forwarded through it. (and I like Dominic)
Published 14 days ago by Hawk
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I enjoy this movie, it's simple plot line and it's just fun to watch.
Published 1 month ago by michael
2.0 out of 5 stars The Day is no OK.
Good concept, but not well written. Movie could have been a bit different and maybe it would have had a chance.
Published 1 month ago by LBM
5.0 out of 5 stars Underrated Post-Apocalyptic Gem
Despite the lame title the movie is pretty amazing and delivers plenty of thrills and kills. Ashley Bell's performance as the group's lone wolf member makes the movie worth... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Tim Sonski
4.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed this.
Really enjoyed this. Not what I expected. Not predictable and often startling.
Published 2 months ago by D. lawrence
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It was good.
Published 2 months ago by carl joorman
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
One of the best post-apocalypse movies ever.
Published 2 months ago by Kim Murphy
2.0 out of 5 stars If you've seen "the road" and wondered what a WWE remake would look...
...then you're a weirdo.

A) "the road" sucked. a lot.
B) this movie, though not worse (as that would be hard to do, as most films worse than "the... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Lee Doty
3.0 out of 5 stars Just OK...
I was pretty disappointed with this movie, truth be told. This was just barely a "post-apocalyptic" movie, it was much closer to the typical "teenagers in a campsite... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Patriot Reader
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