Vous voulez voir cette page en français ? Cliquez ici.


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

Doomsday Prophecy [Blu-ray] [Import]

A J Buckley , Jewel Staite    PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)   Blu-ray
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
List Price: CDN$ 21.45
Price: CDN$ 20.82 & FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25. Details
You Save: CDN$ 0.63 (3%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
Today Only: "Friday Night Lights: Complete Series" is only $34.99.
Friday Night Lights: Complete Series is at a one-day special price. This nineteen-disc set includes every episode from seasons one through five along with exclusive special features. Offer applies only to purchases of products sold by Amazon.ca, and does not apply to products sold by third-party merchants and other sellers through the Amazon.ca site. Learn more

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product Details


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Customer Reviews

3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
Most helpful customer reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great movie June 19 2014
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
this movie is awesome!!!!!!!! i love movies like this cause i'm into what could possibly happen to the earth today
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars Hokey fun - look out behind you Nov. 13 2013
By bernie TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
This is one of the most fun disaster "world is ending" movies. You may find yourself kibitzing and saying "stay in the car" but you will not be holding your nose and with those hallmark knockoff disaster movies.

General Slate (Alan Dale) knows something we do not. What we do know is the world is coming to an end and we suspect that Eric Fox (AJ Buckley) a modern-day Nostradamus has a manuscript that will help us survive; he sends for a publisher to come and get it. Mean time he also send for an archeologist. The invitees may find more than they planned on.

The picked just the right actors for the particular characters. And we get some great shots of British Columbia.

The big question is will the mission succeed or be foiled at the last minute?

Be sure to watch the DVD Extra "The Stories Are True"
Was this review helpful to you?
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent end of the world prophecy. March 9 2013
By Carol D
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I loved this movie for the great Canadian cast and locations and for it's 'possibilities'. I enjoyed the explanation given for the 'Moi heads' found on Easter Island. It's definitely a keeper.
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 3.4 out of 5 stars  41 reviews
66 of 75 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars You should enjoy this movie if..... July 21 2012
By Grahamcracker - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
Let's face it, people who enjoy disaster movies have a special gift for suspending all reality. If you are one of those people, you should enjoy this movie. If you understand the term "unobtainium" and are ok with a movie centered around that premise, then you should enjoy this movie. If you are a fan of "Firefly" then you should enjoy this movie (because it has Jewel Staite in it of course). If you can handle "better than tv" but worse than "in the theater" disaster movies, then you should enjoy this movie. If you love epic scale destruction (believable or not), then you should enjoy this movie. If you like to pick apart a movie that has attempted to tackle a huge topic (destruction of the earth) with moderate success on a small budget, then you should enjoy nitpicking this movie.

Tips for enjoying this movie:

1) Go into it with an open mind and no expectations
2) Suspend all reality and understand that it's ok that rebar can tell us our future
3) Keep your eyes on Jewel Staite (because she's awsome)
4) Stop being so nitpicky.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cliched but passable time-waster Aug. 10 2012
By S. Boone - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
Massive earthquakes are devastating the world, and volcanic eruptions, and there's only a guy from a publishing company and a college archaeology professor that can save it! The guy from the publishing company is sent to British Columbia to pick up a manuscript from a reclusive author/psychic, and the professor is lured there by him on other pretenses, but they both arrive at the same time, more or less, only to find the psychic deceased. Now they have only a strange rod and a few clues (some on video) as to what they are supposed to do. Of course, saving the world is not that easy when you're being pursued by laughably "sinister" government agents with perfect indestructible hairstyles and cleft chins...oh yeah, and driving Escalades. And now our hero and heroine are labeled as fugitives, by the government, because they have something that the government wants, not because they actually did anything wrong. (Did you know, by the way, that an Escalade can outrun an oncoming earthquake? A big selling point, I guess, for those of you that may want one.) Anyway, the storyline is OK when you can overlook the cliches & stereotypes, and if you're game for imagining there there are Moai heads (as on Easter Island) somewhere in the Pacific Northwest. I guess this is fairly entertaining if you can shut your brain off, since it is pretty ridiculous at times. A passable time-waster, but it's not something worth seeing more than once. 3 out of 5
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hokey fun - look out behind you Aug. 30 2012
By bernie - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
This is one of the most fun disaster "world is ending" movies. You may find yourself kibitzing and saying "stay in the car" but you will not be holding your nose and with those hallmark knockoff disaster movies.

General Slate (Alan Dale) knows something we do not. What we do know is the world is coming to an end and we suspect that Eric Fox (AJ Buckley) a modern-day Nostradamus has a manuscript that will help us survive; he sends for a publisher to come and get it. Mean time he also send for an archeologist. The invitees may find more than they planned on.

The picked just the right actors for the particular characters. And we get some great shots of British Columbia.

The big question is will the mission succeed or be foiled at the last minute?

Be sure to watch the DVD Extra "The Stories Are True"
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Likable SciFi Weekend Fare June 5 2012
By MadMacs - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
Said it many times before, just like scratching a semi-decent winning lotto ticket, once in a very long while SciFi's Disaster/Monster/Alien Weekends produces a decent flick.

Clearly we're not talking anything near a well-funded mainstream production with all the bells and whistles like 'Battle Los Angeles'. These flicks are made on the cheap, with rendered sfx commonly generated from desktop computers. But as always, it's the story that carries the film, not bells or whistles.

The aforementioned 'Battle' was a craptacular failure. Why? Because the plot was a pitiful retread; a story that was clichéd and uninventive. It lacked a proper foundation to build on those pricey special effects. And when you do that - you doom your project to mediocrity, or worse. So when a feebly funded project like 'Doomsday' is produced, but carries with it a decent plot that's charged with cogent energy - I'm appreciative. Even if it doesn't qualify as a hit, I suspect many of these films do well enough in the marketplace to make the producers money. And as aside, these flicks make for a fun popcorn distraction for cinephiles waiting in the lulls between so-called blockbusters and important films.

In 'Doomsday' the events of a prophesied day of destruction begins to unfold, the film's characters have been unknowingly cast into a cosmic play whose actions will either save humankind or become unwitting participants in its annihilation.

A.J. Buckley plays Fox, a junior book editor who has been handpicked by a reclusive writer who hasn't been heard from for decades. An infamous scribe whose last book became a huge worldwide bestseller then promptly disappeared. Fox been offered a chance at a his newest tome, one the author has worked on for the past twenty years, and all he has to do is show up. He's understandably a bit freaked out and suggests a more experienced senior editor take the meeting, but his boss tells him that he won't risk the loss of the publication rights by not following the instructions down to the last detail - he's going.

Simultaneously, a field anthropologist is given the same instructions. The author has promised an incredible endowment to her program - and all she has to do is meet him at a specific time and place. The offer comes on the heels of her university's funding crunch, so she reluctantly leaves her dig to receive the check.

Unfortunately, neither will ever collect anything - the author died the day before sending out his instructions. All that remains is a video recording he made at the moment of his death.

Thus begins a high-paced adventure to try and unlock the secrets of the past. A past that included visitors from another place who gave humankind a very special gift. Countering their efforts - a nihilistic military officer who has himself been hunting for both the author and the gift in order to facilitate the breeding of a new human race, one made in the image of himself. He wants to become God.

The battle of who will obtain the gift and use it properly will determine the fate of the planet.

I have to be honest and admit that a fair portion of my enjoyment comes from watching Jewel Staite, on whom I've carried a film crush for many years. It would be too obvious to throw in all the adjectives, suffice to say: As far as I'm concerned she's one of the most stunning actresses of her generation.

Personal drooling aside, 'Doomsday' really was a decent budget-conscious thriller that I enjoyed. Very much like 'Maximum Velocity' or 'Anacondas - The Hunt for the Blood Orchid' where interesting characters and a movie plausible story carries what would otherwise be a forgettable production.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable light entertainment Aug. 12 2012
By J. B Kraft - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
This movie is actually superior in terms of entertainment to some much larger budget end-of-the-world epics on the subject of Doomsday in 2012. The plot deals (vaguely) with this coincidence being predicted by the Mayans, ancient Polynesians of Easter Island . . . and some Canadian Indians. Odd since the last coincidence far predates any of those civilizations. No one explains why the plane of the solar system "crossing the galactic equator" wreaks such havoc on earth. No one explains why a prescient reclusive writer came into the possession of the one magical hematite rod (complete with handy carrying case) that allows the "rightful" owner to glimpse the future in visions. No one explains why a rogue DoD General knows about and is after said rod and why he insists our heroes be "terminated with prejudice". No one explains why there are seven Easter Island statues buried in Canada in a formation mimicing the constellation Canis Major, and why that's the magical defensive alignment for a secret weapon that echos "The Fifth Element", or why some roque object (dark star? brown dwarf? jupiter-like planet) is launched on a path of collision with the Earth by crossing the galactic equator.
Special effects are mostly a bit hokie and largely "fractal" earthquakes that erily seem to "chase" our heroes in their vehicle while running the length (practically) of half of North America.
The always-likeable Jewel Staite largely reprises a variant on the theme of her wonderful character from "Firefly", and few actresses project "genuine empathy and well-intentioned pluck" better that she did as Kayle (sp?) in "Firefly". The balance of the cast puts in a performance that at best is "workmanlike", which may reflect direction or writing as much as their talents. Yet Jewel somehow comes of as a person you'd love to have on your team if it was the "end of the world".
If you love "geeky science fiction" that you can enjoy with a few beers and a few friends, this will not challenge your intellect, but is fine light entertainment. Parts of it do call for the MSFT3000 treatment. It would have been good Saturday Matinee entertainment when I was a kid. Do NOT under any circumstances try to "think" through this movie.
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Look for similar items by category


Feedback