|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
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Disaster movie maven Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow) crafts this apocalyptic sci-fi thriller following the prophecy stated by the ancient Mayan calendar, which says that the world will come to an end on December 21, 2012. When a global cataclysm thrusts the world into chaos, divorced writer and father Jackson Curtis (John Cusack) joins the race to ensure that humankind is not completely wiped out. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Danny Glover, Amanda Peet, Thandie Newton, and Oliver Platt round out the cast of this end-of-the-world thriller co-scripted by the director and his 10,000 B.C. writer/composer, Harald Kloser. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Dr. Adrian Helmsley (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect radiation from unprecedented solar storms is having on the earth. Helmsley learns that the earth's core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson (Danny Glover) that the crust of the earth is becoming unstable and unless they steps to prepare for saving a fraction of the world's population, the entire race is doomed. Meanwhile, writer Jackson Curtis (John Cusack) stumbles on the same information. While the world's leaders race to build arks to escape the impending cataclysm, Curtis struggles to find a way to save his family. Meanwhile, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc around the world.
Two thousand twelve, A.D.
Geophysical prediction -- Drama.
End of the world -- Drama.
Survivalism -- Drama.
Environmental degradation -- Drama.
Earth (Planet) -- Core -- Drama.
Science fiction films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Action and adventure films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Culver City, Calif :Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,2010
|Other Titles|| Two thousand twelve
Gordon, Mark, 1956-
Franco, Larry J.
Cusack, John, 1966-
Peet, Amanda, 1972-
Newton, Thandiwe, 1972-
Columbia Pictures Corporation.
Centropolis Entertainment (Firm)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover, Woody Harrelson.
Director of photography, Dean Semler ; editors, David Brenner, Peter S. Elliott ; music, Harald Kloser, Thomas Wander.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for intense disaster sequences and some language.
English or dubbed French dialogue, English or French subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
Special features: Commentary with writer/director Roland Emmerich and co-writer Harald Kloser; alternate ending; deleted scenes; "Designing the end of the world" featurette; "Roland Emmerich: the master of the modern epic" featurette; "Science behind the destruction" featurette; "The end of the world: the actor's perspective" featurette; music video "Time for miracles" by Adam Lambert; "Making the music video 'Time for miracles' with Adam Lambert" featurette; "Countdown to the future" featurette; Picture-in-Picture: Roland's vision: includes pre-visualization, storyboards and behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with filmmakers, cast and crew; movieIQ and BD-Live connect to real-time information on the cast, music, trivia and more while watching the movie; Interactive Mayan calendar: enter a date to reveal your horoscope and personality profile and delve even further into the secrets by watching "Mysteries of the Mayan Calandar."
Blu-ray disc, anamorphic widescreen (2.40) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, 1080p High Definition; requires Blu-ray player.
2 Blu-ray Discs (158 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.