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End of Days: Collector's Edition

Most critics were right on the money in branding this Arnold Schwarzeneggar-vs.-the-Devil action romp as silly nonsense, yet they all neglected to mention just how good it is. Arnold stars as former-cop-turned-suicidal-security guard Jericho, who finds himself unknowingly assigned with protecting Satan's human manifestation (Gabriel Byrne). Soul-sick, but still valiant, Jericho instead assumes the role of protecting the young woman (Robin Tunney) chosen to accept The Dark Lord's evil seed at the turn of New Year 2000. This ridiculous premise is filled with ham, camp, and one preposterous scene after another, but in doing so is filled with more creativity and rousing spirit than any other Hollywood explosion extravaganza in the last five years. Even the stuffiest of elitist highbrows must appreciate Schwarzeneggar's bewildering attempts at drama. That's a true sign of Arn-ageddon. Also with Kevin Pollack, Rod Steiger, and Udo Kier. Presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen and both 5.1 and 2.0 Dolby. Includes commentary by director Peter Hyams, behind-the-scenes and special effects featurettes, a textual explanation of The Bible's Book of Revelation, music videos by Everlast and Rob Zombie, trailers, and DVD-ROM features. Keep case.
—Gregory P. Dorr

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