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Old 04-11-2008, 03:08 PM
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Default 'The 6th Day' - High-Def Digest Review

Peter's review of 'The 6th Day' is up. He says it's a decent sci-fi action flick, but far from one of Arnold Schwarzenegger's best. This Blu-ray looks and sounds great, with above-average quality for a catalog release. The extras and BD-Live bonus materials are pretty lacking however. If you like the flick and want an appreciable upgrade over the standard DVD version, this is worth considering.

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Old 04-15-2008, 10:47 PM
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Did anyone pick this one up?
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Old 04-16-2008, 02:42 AM
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Yeah I picked it up. Looked and sounded great imo.
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:14 AM
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Don't find the BD-Live bonus!!!
But I have Dewey Cox and I see them on it (with my PS3). Why not on 6th day ??
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:24 AM
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I picked this up as Im a big Arnie fan as it got good AQ/PQ scores. In no way a good film but this is the only time I will have to buy it on Blu as the transfer is about as good as it will get and unlike the Commando/Predator that I have resisted buying it wont be double dipped and is reasonably priced.

If your an Arnie fan like me its worth the buy if not dont waste your money, get Terminator instead.
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Old 05-25-2008, 12:33 AM
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I hate reviving this but I just watched it again and would give it 2.5/5 for the movie itself. However the PQ is awful in the "Repet" scene and that parts that look like unintentionally grainy unless the director wanted their face to appear fuzzy for no apparent reason. So the PQ should be brought down to 3.5/5
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I know it's digging up an oldie, but I just picked up a copy of this... Can't believe it got such a mediocre review. I always thought this was one of Arnie's best later movies. A lot of fun shades-of/nods-to Total Recall). Really good fun in every department, and I think I'd disagree with about every negative in the review lol! And who can't love the Whispercraft, designed by the always brilliant Ron Cobb?

As for saying it's a film that's borrowed all its ideas from other stuff... name a movie that hasn't. On the other hand, there have been next-to-NO movies based around the idea of cloning. Sure, plenty use it as a straight forward plot device, but none use it in a real-world context and deal with the potential consequences and arguments the way the 6th day does.

I also always loved the way it never took the easy way out. Most cloning movies always use the easy route of saying that clones are somewhat lesser copies of the original, therefore it's easy to say it's bad/wrong. Whereas the 6th Day doesn't go the easy route, and you get the harder questions... what if the clone is every bit the same, in every way? There's far more to it than most action movies these days, and it's probably the best film about cloning so far.
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:19 AM
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I agree, Thulsadoom. People just call it derivative because it does feel too much like Arnold's older stuff. Still, it's not like they make tons of old-school sci-fi action flicks these days, so I see no harm in that.
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The supporting cast was always great; Tony Goldwyn, Michael Rooker, and Michael Rappaport.
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Peter's review of 'The 6th Day' is up. He says it's a decent sci-fi action flick, but far from one of Arnold Schwarzenegger's best. This Blu-ray looks and sounds great, with above-average quality for a catalog release. The extras and BD-Live bonus materials are pretty lacking however. If you like the flick and want an appreciable upgrade over the standard DVD version, this is worth considering.
umm I think it's not worth watching
I've bought it and regret it
just another ordinary "full body contact" action movie (with Arnie on it) and bad cinematography
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