One of the most harrowing cinematic studies in the effect of nuclear war on the human race, The Day After comes to DVD courtesy of Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment. Presented as originally aired in 1.33:1 full-frame, the image is near flawless. Color balance is even, skin tones accurate, and there appears to be little if any evidence of edge enhancement or digital artifacting. A solid English Dolby Digital Mono audio mix rounds the disc out nicely, remaining free of distortion or hiss throughout. The fact that The Day After was one of the most controversial telefilms ever produced (during the original airing there were no commercials following the nuclear attack sequence) makes the absence of extra features something of a curiosity; it certainly would have been interesting had MGM seen fit to include the televised discussion between Dr. Carl Sagan and William F. Buckley that followed the original airing.