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Babylon A.D.

When a mercenary named Toorop (Vin Diesel) agrees to safely escort a young woman (Melanie Thierry) across the globe, he quickly discovers she's no ordinary girl. It is a dangerous mission that will try all his survival skills and have him questioning his killer instincts. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: D+
Violence: D
Sexual Content: B+
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 90
Theater Release: 28 Aug 2008
Video Release: 06 Jan 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Vin Diesel accepts another babysitting assignment as a special operative sent to protect a houseful of unruly siblings in The Pacifier. Other films like I Am Legend, Day After Tomorrow, and Reign of Fire all deal with futuristic societies beleaguered by zombies, global warming or unearthed dragons.

Home Video Extra Features

Release Date: 6 January 2009

The theatrical and unrated cut of Babylon A.D. is releasing to DVD in widescreen, with audio tracks in 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround (English) and Dolby Surround (Spanish and French). Subtitles are available in English, Spanish and French.The duel-layer disc includes three featurettes: Babylon Babies (taking author Maurice G. Dantec’s novel from page to screen) and Arctic Escape (creating the snow mobile chase).

Babylon A.D. is also releasing as a Special Edition DVD With Digital Copy. This 2-disc set offers a digital copy of the film and the unrated cut (presented in widescreen). Audio tracks are available in 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround (English) and Dolby Surround (Spanish and French), with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.Bonus features include: Babylon Babies (taking author Maurice G. Dantec’s novel from page to screen), and Arctic Escape (creating the snow mobile chase), along with Fit For The Screen (more about the martial arts and stunts of the film), Flight of the Hummers (dissecting the Humvee chase), Genesis of Aurora ( the graphic novel which preceded Babylon A.D.) and a still gallery.

The Babylon A.D. Blu-ray Disc With Digital Copy is authored in BD on a dual-layer 50 GB disc with English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio and French 5.1 Dolby Digital. Subtitles are available in English, Spanish, French, Cantonese, Korean and Mandarin. In addition to the extras provided on the standard definition two-disc DVD, this version offers Interactive Scene Evolution (in BonusVIEW Mode) of various sets in the movie.

 

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