Torchwood - Children of Earth

Torchwood - Children of Earth

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Cast: John Barrowman, Gareth David-Lloyd, Kai Owen

     
 

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1965: Twelve children are gathered together on a deserted hilltop, before being surrounded by a harsh, bright light... and then they are gone! Today: All over Earth, children stop moving. Stop playing. Stop laughing. Stop everything. Then, as one, they begin to speak with the same voice, announcing to the governments of the world the imminent arrival of a new alien…  See more details below

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1965: Twelve children are gathered together on a deserted hilltop, before being surrounded by a harsh, bright light... and then they are gone! Today: All over Earth, children stop moving. Stop playing. Stop laughing. Stop everything. Then, as one, they begin to speak with the same voice, announcing to the governments of the world the imminent arrival of a new alien threat. "We Are Coming, We Are Coming..." As the British Government closes ranks, it issues a death warrant against Captain Jack (John Barrowman) and the Torchwood team of Ianto (Gareth David-Lloyd) and Gwen (Eve Myles). Now forced to flee for their lives, it becomes clear to the Torchwood team that this isn't the aliens' first visit to Earth, and a terrible price is going to be paid for sins of the past. The five-part miniseries Children of Earth aired on BBC1 in the UK from July 6-10 and on BBC America in the US from July 20-24, in 2009.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Christina Urban
"This series of Torchwood is bigger, and darker, and bolder." That Russell T. Davies quote, taken from the making-of featurette included in this set, isn't hyperbole. Seasons 1 and 2 of Torchwood, about a covert team preventing aliens and their technology from straying too close to humans, was sometimes campy, definitely clever, and always lots of fun. The five-episode miniseries Children of Earth, however, presents us with a very grown-up Torchwood. In 1965 an alien threat known as the 456 lands on Earth, and demands 12 children in return for a cure for a rare strain of flu. The British government agrees, and they decide to keep the handover secret. In 2009, a mysterious force has taken control of the Earth's children, putting them into a trance-like state and causing them to speak in unison. The 456 have returned -- only this time they want 10 percent of the planet's children. Surprisingly, the British and American governments agree to the terms, and this is where Children of Earth takes a sinister turn. Of course, the Torchwood team of Capt. Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles), and Ianto Jones (Gareth David-Lloyd) are determined to fight the 456 at any cost. As plots and storytelling go, Children of Earth is magnificent. It's really the pinnacle of what the Torchwood writers could accomplish, highlighted by fantastic acting. That being said, it is also frightening, disturbing, and absolutely not for children under the age of 15. Children of Earth aired on BBC1 in the U.K. from July 6-10, 2009 and on BBC America from July 20-24.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/28/2009
UPC:
0883929079780
Original Release:
2009
Rating:
NR
Source:
Bbc Warner
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
4:53:00
Sales rank:
9,234

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Torchwood: Children Of Earth
1. A Hitchhiker [5:09]
2. Day One [4:33]
3. 08:40 This Morning [4:21]
4. Recruitment [6:53]
5. Mr Dekker [5:05]
6. Who's He? [5:08]
7. Family Affairs [7:47]
8. Timothy [6:43]
9. Red Flag [5:04]
10. Loose Ends [2:11]
11. Bombshell [4:51]
12. Credits [:41]
1. Day Two [5:11]
2. Hunted [6:46]
3. Nothing To Worry About [5:35]
4. The Crater [5:11]
5. Keeping Track [3:58]
6. Hitching A Ride [2:37]
7. Important Calls [6:01]
8. Jack's Back [5:22]
9. Breaking In [4:18]
10. Breaking Out [5:26]
11. The Tank [3:41]
12. Credits [3:23]
1. Day Three [:39]
2. Crimewave [5:30]
3. Contact Lenses [5:34]
4. It's Forever [3:51]
5. Taken [7:17]
6. They're Back [4:28]
7. Diplomacy [7:46]
8. Memories [4:26]
9. Absolute Silence [3:21]
10. Floor 13 [3:56]
35. Ask The Question [6:17]
36. Credits [5:31]
Disc #2 -- Torchwood: Children Of Earth
1. Day Four [5:27]
2. I'm Sorry [4:08]
3. Clarification [9:16]
4. Home Truths [3:58]
5. Haggling [3:24]
6. Not Acceptable [9:54]
7. Evidence [4:09]
8. Cover Story [5:09]
9. Ultimatum [3:28]
10. Sudden Death [6:44]
11. What Now? [3:08]
12. Credits [:38]
13. Day Five [4:31]
14. The Reason [5:52]
15. Sacrifices [5:40]
16. Cardiff [1:24]
17. Prison Visit [2:27]
18. Stage One [5:47]
19. Breakout [4:07]
20. Let's Get To Work [5:20]
21. Just Shouting [5:35]
22. Ultimate Sacrifice [2:48]
23. Farewells [6:12]
24. Credits [7:44]

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