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No children. No future. No hope. In the year 2027, eighteen years since the last baby was born, disillusioned Theo (Clive Owen) becomes an unlikely champion of the human race when he is asked by his former lover (Julianne Moore) to escort a young pregnant woman out of the country as quickly as possible. In a thrilling race against time, Theo will risk everything to deliver the miracle the whole world has been waiting for. Co-starring Michael Caine, filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón’s Children of Men is the powerful film Pete Hammond of Maxim calls “magnificent … a unique and totally original vision.”

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Presenting a bleak, harrowing, and yet ultimately hopeful vision of humankind's not-too-distant future, Children of Men is a riveting cautionary tale of potential things to come. Set in the crisis-ravaged future of 2027, and based on the atypical 1993 novel by British mystery writer P.D. James, the anxiety-inducing, action-packed story is set in a dystopian England where humanity has become infertile (the last baby was born in 2009), immigration is a crime, refugees (or "fugees") are caged like animals, and the world has been torn apart by nuclear fallout, rampant terrorism, and political rebellion. In this seemingly hopeless landscape of hardscrabble survival, a jaded bureaucrat named Theo (Clive Owen) is drawn into a desperate struggle to deliver Kee (Clare-Hope Ashitey), the world's only pregnant woman, to a secret group called the Human Project that hopes to discover a cure for global infertility. As they carefully navigate between the battling forces of military police and a pro-immigration insurgency, Theo, Kee, and their secretive allies endure a death-defying ordeal of urban warfare, and director Alfonso Cuaron (with cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki) capture the action with you-are-there intensity. There's just enough humor to balance the film's darker content (much of it coming from Michael Caine, as Theo's aging hippie cohort), and although Children of Men glosses over many of the specifics about its sociopolitical worst-case scenario (which includes Julianne Moore in a brief but pivotal role), it's still an immensely satisfying, pulse-pounding vision of a future that represents a frightening extrapolation of early 21st-century history. --Jeff Shannon


Special features

  • U-Control: Commericals
  • U-Control: Info
  • U-Control: Picture in Picture
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Possibility of Hope
  • Children of Men Comments by Slavoj Zizek
  • Under Attack
  • Theo & Julian
  • Futuristic Design
  • Visual Effects: Creating the Baby
  • My Scenes
  • BD-Live

  • Product details

    • Actors: Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Chiwetel Ejiofor
    • Directors: Alfonso Cuaron
    • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
    • Language: Italian (DTS 5.1), German (DTS 5.1), English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1), French (DTS 5.1), Spanish (DTS 5.1)
    • Subtitles: Spanish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese
    • Dubbed: Spanish, French
    • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
    • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
    • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
    • Number of discs: 1
    • Rated:
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      Restricted
    • Studio: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
    • DVD Release Date: May 26, 2009
    • Run Time: 110 minutes
    • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 982 customer reviews
    • ASIN: B001YV502C
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,111 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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