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Daybreakers

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    74
    from 3 reviewers
  • Daybreakers
    2009
    98 min
    R
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig

    Actors: Harriet Minto-Day, Jay Laga'aia, Damien Garvey, Sahaj Dumpleton

    Plot: In the year 2019, a plague has transformed almost every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind.

    Disc Release Date: 10 September 2019

    • Video
      76
    • Audio
      85
    • Extra
      71
    • Movie
      73

    all scores

    Blu-ray.com review by Jeffrey Kauffman
    • Video
      80
    • Daybreakers is presented in 4K UHD courtesy of Lionsgate Films with a 2160p transfer in 2.35:1. This is an interesting piece from a stylistic perspective, and reactions to this will probably be based at...

    • Audio
      100
    • Daybreakers has a really fun and immersive Dolby Atmos track, one that provides significant vertical activity from the get go, with both tinkling percussive sounds and then, a bit later, labored breathing...

    • Extra
      60
    • Some but not all of the supplements on the 1080p Blu-ray are ported over onto the 4K UHD disc. For more information on the shared supplements, as well as a complete listing of what's offered on the 1080p...

    • Movie
      60
    • Bringing a whole new meaning to "corporate vampires".While a couple of recent Lionsgate 4K UHD releases have sported new if not necessarily improved 1080p Blu-rays (Rambo 4K and Apocalypse Now 4K among...

    • Total
      60
    • Daybreakers is probably another prime example of style triumphing over substance, but in that regard, it's notable that the film does offer some really interesting visuals and an equally appealing sound...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      60
    • The race for the cure battles the undead on Ultra HD equipped with an average and somewhat-disappointing HEVC H.265 encode, looking fairly similar to its Blu-ray predecessor. Shot on a combination of traditional...

    • Audio
      80
    • Vampires take over the world of Ultra HD with a generally satisfying and excellent Dolby Atmos soundtrack. It may not push its DTS-HD Master Audio counterpart to the brink of extinction, but the jump into...

    • Extra
      70
    • Lionsgate ports over the same collection of bonuses as the 2010 Blu-ray release and are available on the Ultra HD disc. Audio CommentaryMaking of Daybreakers (HD, 122 min)The Big Picture (HD, 14 min) Storyboard...

    • Movie
      80
    • It's funny sometimes revisiting the predictions of a dystopian future in older movies from the year in which the civilization was foretold to be in complete ruin, utter chaos or suffering from extreme...

    • Total
      70
    • The world is a vampire in the Spierig Brothers' Daybreakers, a bleak vision of humanity at the brink of extinction caused a pandemic the turns people into ferocious bloodsuckers. Starring Ethan Hawke,...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      80
    • For its presentation in Ultra HD Daybreakers was rendered from a 2K DI and up-converted to 4K....

    • Audio
      90
    • There are a multitude of set pieces that show off the track’s blend of music and smaller object sounds that create an involving listening experience, that broadens the soundstage. I enjoyed the balance...

    • Extra
      60
    • Disc 1: Daybreakers Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: Daybreakers Blu-ray • “Making of Daybreakers” Multi-Part Documentary • The Big Picture (Spierig Brothers Short Film) • Audio Commentary with Co-Directors Peter...

    • Movie
      60
    • I seem to recall having seen Daybreakers but, couldn’t remember the circumstances or impressions afterward so I opted to give it a spin on Ultra HD Blu-ray. Having been released nine years ago it was right...

    • Total
      73
    • It is making its Ultra HD Blu-ray debut in this Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack from Lionsgate Home Entertainment, featuring an excellent Ultra HD presentation (which includes Dolby Vision HDR), a solid Dolby...