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Torchwood: Miracle Day [Blu-ray] (2012)

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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (740 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Various
  • Directors: Various
  • Format: Blu-ray, Box set, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: BBC Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: April 3, 2012
  • Run Time: 450 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (740 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006H9NLGS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #81,753 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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John Barrowman (Doctor Who, Desperate Housewives) and Eve Myles (Doctor Who, Little Dorrit) are joined by stars Mekhi Phifer (ER, Lie to Me) and Bill Pullman (While You Were Sleeping, Independence Day) for a new heart-pounding season of Torchwood.

When convicted child killer Oswald Danes (Pullman) miraculously survives his own execution, the footage holds America transfixed. And then everyone realizes that nobody is dying. All across the world, nobody dies. And then the next day, and the next, and the next. People keep aging -- they get hurt and sick -- but they never die. The result: a population boom, overnight.

With all the extra people, resources are finite. It’s said that in four month's time, the human race will cease to be viable. But this can’t be a natural event – someone’s got to be behind it. It’s a race against time as CIA agent Rex Matheson (Phifer) investigates a secret British institution named Torchwood that seems to hold the answers, and finds only two surviving members: Gwen Cooper (Myles), who has retreated to a remote Welsh hideaway with her new family, and the mysterious, brilliant Captain Jack Harkness (Barrowman). But soon they all find themselves in the same fight against the greatest threat humanity has ever known – humanity itself.

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115 of 131 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
Note: To help avoid potential confusion, the reviews from the upcoming U.S. release have been mixed with the earlier reviews for the DVDs available from the international marketplace. The reviews describing compatability issues have NOTHING to do with the U.S. release which, naturally, will be fully compliant with the appropriate technology. The reviews should NOT have been mixed, but that sometimes happens here.

For the first time, the Torchwood team (or what's left of it) head to America for this ambitious ten part series for the Starz network. In Captain Jack Harkness, creator Russell T. Davies and actor John Barrowman created a truly unique warrior for the science fiction and paranormal set. The dashing bi-sexual hero was first introduced on Davies' "Dr. Who" reinvention and quickly became a fan favorite. So, it was with some amount of excitement that I followed Barrowman to his own show expecting some variation of the "Dr. Who" narrative. But no, the show was stylized in a very different way. The "Torchwood" spin-off played like a high octane and oftentimes quite amusing cousin to the "X-files." For two seasons, the show exceeded as adult escapism at every level. The controversial miniseries "Children of Earth" redefined everything in the Torchwood universe and is alternately loved and hated by the show's most fervent fans. For my money, though, it was a dark and unforgettable experience.

"Miracle Day" arrives some time after the remaining Torchwood members have disbanded and are in seclusion. Miracle Day refers to the show's dynamic premise--one day, no one in the world dies. No matter how traumatic an injury or illness, death has simply vanished as an option. As simple as that, the entire world faces a universal dilemma about what constitutes life.
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140 of 170 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars It had its moments, but.. December 10, 2011
By Lindsay
Format:DVD
Miracle Day had its moments (mostly when Jack, who was sorely underutilized, was on screen), but if you're a fan of the original series then you probably shouldn't waste your time or your money. It feels nothing at all like the first three seasons, which are what made me fall in love with Torchwood in the first place. The format of the show has changed, the new characters are highly unlikeable, and I found the episodes slow-moving and not very well-written (with few exceptions). And ten episodes was FAR too long for the plot they had.

It's like an AU (that's alternate universe, in case you aren't familiar with the term) version of Torchwood. And honestly, since Jack and Gwen were practically background characters, it shouldn't even be called Torchwood, because it just felt like any other bad American action show that just happened to have Gwen, Jack, and Rhys involved.

Torchwood should have ended after Children of Earth - which was a well-written, tight, dramatic miniseries that I actually got involved in. Children of Earth actually felt like an ending - Gwen was left to start her beautiful family with Rhys, and Jack was freed from earth when he had nothing (Ianto) to make him stay. It wouldn't have been a happy ending, but it would have been an ending and as far as I'm concerned, it was the end of Torchwood.

Miracle Day was just flat, apart from a handful of scenes. But in my opinion, they killed the show when they killed Ianto - it doesn't feel like Torchwood without him. I didn't care about the new characters, Jack was barely in the show, and there was too little Wales.

I did like episode seven, though I felt the chemistry between Jack and Angelo fell a little flat, and that Angelo was a fairly unlikeable character.
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
For the first time, the Torchwood team (or what's left of it) head to America for this ambitious ten part series for the Starz network. In Captain Jack Harkness, creator Russell T. Davies and actor John Barrowman created a truly unique warrior for the science fiction and paranormal set. The dashing bi-sexual hero was first introduced on Davies' "Dr. Who" reinvention and quickly became a fan favorite. So, it was with some amount of excitement that I followed Barrowman to his own show expecting some variation of the "Dr. Who" narrative. But no, the show was stylized in a very different way. The "Torchwood" spin-off played like a high octane and oftentimes quite amusing cousin to the "X-files." For two seasons, the show exceeded as adult escapism at every level. The controversial miniseries "Children of Earth" redefined everything in the Torchwood universe and is alternately loved and hated by the show's most fervent fans. For my money, though, it was a dark and unforgettable experience.

"Miracle Day" arrives some time after the remaining Torchwood members have disbanded and are in seclusion. Miracle Day refers to the show's dynamic premise--one day, no one in the world dies. No matter how traumatic an injury or illness, death has simply vanished as an option. As simple as that, the entire world faces a universal dilemma about what constitutes life. The ethical, societal, political, economic, and practical ramifications of an ever expanding world population sets the entire planet into a frenzy. It seems that the occurrence might have been knowingly orchestrated by unseen entities and expected by large pharmaceutical interests. More concerning, it may have to do with Barrowman's Harkness.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hmm....
Ok. I love Torchwood. I watched the entire series in a couple of months and loved every minute of it. However, this one was just hard to get into. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Blue Avocado
5.0 out of 5 stars It's sad and hard to watch- but very good
I was leery to watch as a friend said it depressed her- but it was good. I say watch it!
Published 3 days ago by Chance
4.0 out of 5 stars A NEW TURN FOR THE SERIES
I appreciate the development of a back story and creative way of broadening the cast. Not sure how it will end but it has kept me engaged for the most part.
Published 7 days ago by D. Thruston
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
This was the cheapest I could find!!! Thank You!!! Not the Best in series, but really good!!! get it please!!!
Published 7 days ago by jonathan courtright
1.0 out of 5 stars The Worst Torchwood Ever
After killing off almost all of the Torchwood Team in the preceding seasons, this forth and final incarnation tries to Americanize the BBC sci-fi drama in an unworthy spin off. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Thomas
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of Fast-Paced Action
Interesting plot with no deaths occurring world-wide, but with Jack apparently becoming mortal.
Why? Who could be causing it?
Fun.
Published 11 days ago by Glibzorbnik
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best.
This, to me, feels like the best of science fiction. The highs are so high. The story is so good. The flaws are so easily ignored. Compelling. Innovative. Preposterous. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Juleen Berg
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Russell Davies never fails to deliver, original and exciting. Wonderful continuation of the series that is always full of surprises.
Published 12 days ago by Michael J. Swierzbinski
4.0 out of 5 stars Satisfied SciFy Fan
I am a fan of the original series so this was a nice surprise when they made this Torchwood mini-series. Read more
Published 12 days ago by A. Slagle
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
Loved it kept you guessing .Would recommend to friends and family. Can't wait for the next season. Does Jack have a rivel?
Published 14 days ago by ROBIN HUFF
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