Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Day After

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Aug. 7, 2018
Price: DVD $13.65, Blu-ray $19.98
Studio: Kino Lorber

The Blu-ray and DVD Special Editions of the seminal 1983 television movie The Day After includes both the 122-minute TV cut (1.33:1) and the 127-minute theatrical cut (1.78:1), both of which are newly mastered in HD!

You remember this ABC Circle Films production, right? Against the real-life backdrop of the US deployment of WMDs in Europe during the escalating Cold War, this effectively graphic film about nuclear holocaust detonated a direct hit into the heartland of America, becoming the most watched TV movie of all time.

When Cold War tensions reach the ultimate boiling point, the inhabitants of a small town in Kansas learn – along with the rest of America – that they have less than 30 minutes before 300 Soviet warheads begin to appear overhead! Can anyone survive this ultimate nightmare… or the nuclear winter that is sure to follow? Among those caught in the situation are Jason Robards (All the President’s Men), JoBeth Williams (The Big Chill), Steve Guttenberg (Cocoon) and John Lithgow (Blow Out).

Directed by the estimable Nicholas Meyer (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan) from a teleplay by Edward Hume (Two-Minute Warning), the Blu-ray and DVD of the science fiction-tinged tragic drama contain the following bonuses:

-Interview with star JoBeth Williams
-Interview with director Nicholas Meyer
-Audio Commentary by Film Historian Lee Gambin and Comic Artist/Writer Tristan Jones

Buy or Rent The Day After

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.