OVERVIEW: The blood wars begin in Daybreakers! Making its Blu-ray Disc and DVD debut this Spring, the film stars two-time Academy Award® nominees Ethan Hawke (Actor in a Supporting Role, Training Day, 2001 and Adapted Screenplay, Before Sunset, 2004) and Willem Dafoe (Actor in a Supporting Role, Platoon, 1986 and Actor in a Supporting Role, Shadow of the Vampire, 2000). Critics are salivating over this sci-fi action thriller that has audiences on the edge of their seats! “Original, scary and action-packed” (Fangoria Magazine), Daybreakers is “confidently crafted and legitimately clever!” (Fearnet.com).
Written and directed by The Spierig Brothers, audiences are introduced to a futuristic world - where vampires reign supreme and blood is big business. As the human population nears extinction, vampires must capture and farm every remaining human, or find a blood substitute before time runs out. However, a covert group of vampires makes a remarkable discovery, one which has the power to save the human race. In-depth bonus materials include the featurette, “Making of Daybreakers,” audio commentary with the directors and special effects creator Steve Boyle, a poster gallery and the theatrical trailer. Exclusive to the Blu-ray Disc is an extended feature-length version of the “Making of Daybreakers” that spans the filmmaking process, a short film from the directors entitled “The Big Picture,” Bonus View™ Storyboard and Animatics film comparison and a second disc containing digital copy. The Daybreakers Blu-ray Disc and DVD will be available on May 11, 2010
SYNOPSIS: The year is 2019. A mysterious plague has
swept over the earth, transforming the majority of the world's
population into vampires. Humans are now an endangered,
second-class species – forced into hiding as they are hunted
and farmed for vampire consumption to the brink of extinction.
It’s all up to Edward Dalton, a vampire researcher who refuses
to feed on human blood, to perfect a blood substitute that might
sustain vampires and spare the few remaining humans. But time
and hope are running out – until Ed meets Audrey, a human
survivor who leads him to a startling medical breakthrough.
Armed with knowledge that both humans and vampires will kill
for, Ed must battle his own kind in a deadly struggle that will
decide the fate of the human race.
Widescreen (2.35:1) 16x9
English 5.1 Dolby EX Digital
Subtitles - English Spanish
“Making of Daybreakers” featurette
Audio commentary with co-writers/directors Michael and Peter Spierig and special makeup effects creator Steve Boyle
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