May 14, 2010 in Features

Vampires outnumber humans in ’Daybreakers’

Philadelphia Inquirer
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Ethan Hawke, center, is shown in a scene from “Daybreakers.” Lionsgate
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Coming up

Among upcoming DVD releases (schedule subject to change):

Tuesday: “Defamation,” “Extraordinary Measures,” “Invictus,” “The Messenger,” “Prodigal Sons,” “The Spy Next Door,” “Valentine’s Day”

May 25: “Dear John,” “The Road”

June 1: “Alice in Wonderland,” “The Wolfman”

Available on DVD this week:

“Daybreakers”: Few humans have survived a plague that has turned mankind into vampires, leaving the bloodsuckers with a dwindling supply of blood. With Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe and Sam Neill. (1:38; R for strong bloody violence, profanity and brief nudity) •••

“Edge of Darkness”: When a detective’s daughter is killed in front of him, he suspects he was the intended target and does some investigating. With Mel Gibson, Bojana Novakovic and Ray Winstone. (1:57; R for strong bloody violence and profanity) •• 1/2

“North Face”: Hitler wants to demonstrate Aryan superiority, so he encourages the climbing of the “death wall” – the north face of the Alps’ Eiger mountain. With Benno Furmann, Johanna Wokalek, Ulrich Tukur and Florian Lukas. (2:01; not rated) ••• ½

“Legion”: Angels and demons descend on a diner where a waitress’s unborn child could be the world’s salvation. With Dennis Quaid, Paul Bettany, Charles S. Dutton and Tyrese Gibson. (1:40; R for strong bloody violence and profanity) •

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