Blu-ray: Torchwood Miracle Day
Format: 4 Disc Region 1 Blu-Ray Set
April 3, 2012
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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.
Average Customer Rating
(Out of a potential 5)
Number of Raters: 1|
Stephen From East Aurora, NY 02/07/2013
Torchwood goes international in this
highly entertaining release. The story
is packed with action, likeable new
characters and dependable old ones, and
a thought provoking premise. Other BBC
Blu-Rays I have purchased (Doctor Who,
Torchwood, Sherlock) seem to be plagued
with occasional & momentary playback
issues on my player that firmware
updates donâ€™t resolve; like screen
jitter or sound dropping out. I was
pleasantly surprised that I experienced
no playback issues at all with this
release. The picture is crisp, clear,
and vibrant, and the sound mix is
equally engaging. With Murray Goldâ€™s
involvement the music score is
appropriate, but (spoiler alert) the
A-Big-Truck theme is nowhere to be heard
and is sadly missed.
Speaking of spoilers, I have two
warnings regarding this release. Each
episode starts with an iTunes
introduction done with great enthusiasm
by Russell T Davies or John Barrowman.
Since I had not seen these episodes
before, these intros do too much in
telling viewers what to expect. I could
not find a way in the menus to shut
these off. These really should have
been isolated as a separate feature. I
think an assumption was made that all of
the people watching the Blu-Rays saw the
show on STARZ first. However, my
biggest warning is this: if you have not
seen these episodes before, DO NOT watch
the extras until you finish all 10!
Major plot points get revealed in some
of the documentaries long before they
occur in the episodes. Despite some
sloppy extras management, this set is
still worth checking out.
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