A decent pair of sequels
Paul Hite | Ashburn, Va USA | 01/02/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"These movies are available as individual Blu-Rays. This package is a single Blu-Ray case with both discs. I read the other reviews on the individual pages and on this page before writing my own. On the individual page for 10.5 Apocalypse there are several comments about it not being complete. This was my original impression until I realized what was happening. The movie 10.5 is the original and 10.5 Apocalyse is the sequel. The sequel is completely present. Category 7 The End of the World is also a sequel to Category 6 Day of Destruction. The two original movies are available on Amazon in double feature DVD format. Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000LC3IOM But the originals are not yet out on Blu-Ray. I bought the DVD of the originals and have posted a review of them.
10.5 Apocalypse in my opinion is the stronger of the two. It was originally a two part mini-series on NBC. But it takes place just minutes after the original (which was also a two part mini-series)and has many of the same characters. No attempt is made to re-introduce us to the characters and if you don't recall the first movie it will seem like you're missing something. This is not a sequel that can stand alone. But watch them in sequence and you get a seamless 4 part mini-series. Considering the second movie which is on this Blu-Ray, the strong cast and good CGI special effects make the film. The story involves goofy science...worse than even its predecessor. 10.5 Apocalyse is in wide screen (the original 10.0 is not).
Category 7 The End of the World was a two part mini-series on CBS. It is a sequel that can stand on its own two feet. You won't be lost if you missed Category 6 Day of Destruction. The main plot involves some of the worse science ever. It makes Attack of the Crab Monsters seem erudite by comparison. But the focus is on the subplots and there are so many of them that everbody can find something to like. It is also why it stands up to multiple viewings, each time you follow another subplot. I have seen it twice and I still don't know whats going on with those poisonous frogs... maybe I will figure it out on viewing number three. Or maybe not.
Seriously, I have watched both movies several times and I will probably watch them again sometime. And that is my definition of a 3 star movie."
D. Payne | Wappingers Falls, NY | 01/30/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you have watched the 10.5 movie and wondered what happened, then this is the set for you. You not only are able to continue with the original movie, same characters, but also with the destruction. Category 7: is also a good one, a little stretch of the imagination, but still a good one to watch if you are in the "destructive" mood. I know there are a lot of casualities in disasters, but neither of these dwell on them. the fact that there is a possible solution to the problem is fascinating, and both make you sit up and take a look around you to see if there is anything we can do to prevent any of these things happening."