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    Unique ID Code: 0000016540
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 15/4/2001 00:26
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    Sixth Day, The (US)

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    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 124 mins
    Retail Price: $27.95
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    Superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger is Adam, an ace pilot in the very near future who is having a serious identity crisis. An evil corporation illegally cloned him, and now they`re trying to kill him to hide the evidence. Torn from his beloved family and faced with a shocking exact duplicate of himself, Adam races against time to reclaim his life and save the world from the underground cloning movement.

    From the director of Tomorrow Never Dies, The 6th Day also stars powerhouse actors Robert Duvall (Gone In 60 Seconds, Deep Impact) and Michael Rapaport (Deep Blue Sea, Cop Land). Prepare for a high-tech sci-fi blast with twice the Arnold and twice the action!

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Audio Commentary by Composer Trevor Rabin with Isolated Music Score
    RePet Infomercial and TV Spot
    Theatrical Trailers
    Production Notes
    Talent Files

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 French

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Roger Spottiswoode

    Written By:

    Sarah Wynter
    Michael Rooker
    Tony Goldwyn
    Michael Rapaport
    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Casting By:
    Judith Holstra
    Michelle Allen

    Soundtrack By:
    Michael Wandmacher
    Trevor Rabin

    Director of Photography:
    Pierre Mignot

    Kirk Moses
    Dominique Fortin
    Mark Conte
    Michel Arcand

    Costume Designer:
    Trish Keating

    Production Designer:
    John Willett
    James D. Bissell

    Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Mike Medavoy
    David Latham
    Jon Davison

    Executive Producer:
    Marianne Wibberley
    Cormac Wibberley
    Daniel Petrie Jr.
    David Coatsworth

    Columbia / Tristar

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    A very good anti-cloning action thriller. It has everything - a good script, top notch action, thrills and even a good sense of humor.
    The video transfer is excellent. There are no compression signs to be seen at all and the colors are very clear. The numerous dark scenes are rendered perfectly. The special effects are done very nice as well.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is great. The surrounds are used throughout the movie and the soundtrack itself is very aggressive (which is a good thing for action thrillers).
    The menus are all animated with sound.
    The extras include a commentary with an isolated score track and some commercials from the movie itself. Unfortunately, there is no featurette about how the special effects were created.
    Bottom line - a good action thriller which topic is extremely relevant nowadays.

    "The Sixth Day" revisited - November 2007
    It`s been over six and a half years since I first watched and reviewed this movie.
    Upon watching it for the 2nd time, during a cool Saturday morning I can say it still kept me at the edge of my seat.
    It simply has a lot to offer - thrills, chills, some laughs, a lot of moral and Arnold`s pathetic (yet usual) performance.
    My original mark for the extras was a mare 6, but given the fact that this disc is SO poor on extras, it`ll have to go. 5 it is, then.
    Bottom line - still not outdated, even six and a half years into the future. Enjoy! :)
    posted by Zvi Josef on 15/4/2001 03:29
    7 / 10
    Schwarzenegger`s career has been a bit rocky of late, and this film is neither a help nor a hinderance to his prospects. 6th Day is reminiscent of most early `90s action films and had the opportunity to be a fun-filled rollercoaster ride. The fly in the ointment however, is a rather serious subject matter. Cloning will always be a big issue due to technological advancements, and this was never going to be taken lightly by any Director.
    The resulting movie is an uneasy mixture of heroic cliches and potentially thought provoking dramatics.

    It`s sporadically enjoyable and the action is great, but any designs it might have had on being a weighty piece of cinema are squashed by Arnie`s presence. Conversely, if the story was tailored more to the typical entertainment fare, this really could have took off and re-established it`s star as the commodity he once was. To be fair, It very nearly achieves this goal. The comedic/light hearted moments are certainly well staged, it`s just that the tone is noticeably inconsistent (they can`t have it both ways!).

    The disc itself is surprisingly low on extras after seeing the misleadingly big list on the back cover, as only the commentary by Trevor Rabin (isolated score) is worth mentioning. The A/V quality is everything you`d expect from a film this new, but this is another R1 DVD without a DTS soundtrack (why?).

    So, is it worth bothering with? probably, but just be warned that it`s quarter of an hour longer than necessary and has a fairly uncommited ending. There`s still plenty here to get excited about, it`s the big man back on some sort of form, but a clearer vision would have helped. Devout Arnie fans will be happy enough and glad to put End of Days behind them.
    posted by Tony Vado on 15/4/2001 05:21
    7 / 10
    I went into this movie not expecting much. From the opening scenes it seems like a rehash of Arnold`s own TOTAL RECALL and in some parts it is. But upon futher viewing I found it to be a good, not great, but good vehicle for Arnold that reminds me of his earlier efforts. Presented in a 2.35:1 letterboxed format the DVD features a good video transfer and a great DD 5.1 soundtrack with sound effects that seems to fill the rear channels. The drawbacks are the lack of any decent features which includes an isolated audio commentary, a mock infomerical, a mock TV spot and theatrical trialer. I`m not into extra material on newer movies so I`m not complaining. Overall, not a bad disc.
    posted by Soulman1 on 10/5/2003 23:01