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CLP - Homewood Audiovisual Collection DVD Armageddon
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Michael Bay (The Rock) directed this science fiction action thriller in the When Worlds Collide tradition. After astronomy students discover a comet-asteroid collision, an asteroid fragment "the size of the Super Dome" threatens. It's destroyed by a secret USA defense in space, but a large chunk veers off toward Singapore. With another asteroid "the size of Texas" en route, a plan is devised to send oil drillers to land on the asteroid and drop a nuclear device down a 1000-foot shaft, a scheme calculated to crack the asteroid into two halves, saving Earth. NASA begins a crash program to train beer-besotted oil roughnecks for the mission. During a stopover to refuel at the Mir Station, the space station is accidentally destroyed, so a Russian cosmonaut also joins the team. Produced by Bay, Jerry Bruckheimer (Con Air), and Gale Anne Hurd (The Relic, The Abyss). ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi
A comet hurtles toward Earth, threatening to wipe out all life upon impact--a ragtag group of oil drillers are given the daunting task of heading up into space to meet it and plant a nuclear bomb inside it. This director's cut edition includes the following supplements: two audio commentaries: one by Michael Bay, Jerry Bruckheimer, Bruce Willis, and Ben Affleck, the other by cinematographer John Schwartzman, NASA consultant Dr. Joe Allen and asteroid expert Ivan Bekey; gag reel, deleted scenes; storyboards, production design drawings; analyses of the visual effects by the fx supervisors Richard Hoover, Pat McClung, and Hoyt Yeatman; production designer Michael White discusses the Armageddon look; trailers, teasers, TV spots; Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" music video.
Additional Information
Series Criterion collection ; 40.
Subjects Asteroids -- Collisions with Earth -- Drama.
Action and adventure films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher [Irvington, N.Y.?] :Criterion Collection,1999
Edition Widescreen.
Contributors Willis, Bruce, 1955-
Thornton, Billy Bob.
Tyler, Liv.
Affleck, Ben, 1972-
Patton, Will.
Stormare, Peter.
David, Keith.
Wilson, Owen, 1968-
Buscemi, Steve, 1957-
Pool, Robert Roy.
Hensleigh, Jonathan.
Gilroy, Tony.
Salerno, Shane.
Abrams, J. J. (Jeffrey Jacob), 1966-
Bruckheimer, Jerry.
Hurd, Gale Anne.
Bay, Michael, 1964-
Touchstone Pictures.
Valhalla Motion Pictures.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Participants/Performers Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler, Ben Affleck, Will Patton, Peter Stormare, Keith David, Owen Wilson, Steve Buscemi.
Other Contributors Drector of photography, John Schwartzman ; editors, Mark Goldblatt, Chris Lebenzon, Glen Scantlebury ; music, Trevor Rabin ; costume designer, Michael Kaplan ; production designer, Michael White.
Audience Not rated.
Language English
In English; wth optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Notes Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1998.
Special features: two commentary tracks; Michael Bay's gag reel; deleted scenes; storyboards and production design drawings; analyses of special effects; trailer, teaser, and television spots; the Aerosmith music video "I don't want to miss a thing," plus interviews with band members.
System Details DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; RSDL dual-layer; Dolby digital 5.1 and Dolby digital stereo.
Description 2 videodiscs (153 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1559408987
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