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Night of the Comet [Blu-ray] [1984] [US Import]

Robert Beltran    Blu-ray
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Robert Beltran
  • Format: Collector's Edition, Colour, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Shout Factory
  • DVD Release Date: 19 Nov 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00EF0NY7W
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,543 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A successful pastiche of numerous science fiction films, executed with an entertaining, tongue-in-cheek flair --Variety

Excellent and tasty B-movie psuedo-zombie goodness --The New York Times

A superb apocalyptic tale --Cinema Crazed

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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best B movie ever made 29 Jun 2007
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I think Mr. Dunn has lost the point about Night of the Comet. NOTC doesnt take itself seriously, it doesnt need too. It has presented a modern day take of all those B movies from the 50's with over the top monsters / villians / leads.
The two leads are superb in their roles, they seem to relish they are playing a couple of airheads, and act the part accordingly. How can you not love a Mac 10 toting cheerleader who is more concerned with the country music playing in the car, than the zombies about to mutilate her outside.
If the movie had taken a more serious note, this film wouldnt have been so much fun to watch, to see the zero budget special effects, to listen to the cheesy 80's songs, and as for the end, yes it all kind of neatly plays out, but sometimes you dont need a severed head in a box to make a film work. Plus isnt it nice to know that DMK was one of the survivors too.
Enjoy the film folks, since although it may not be 28 days later, it works just fine.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent B Movie 'Horror' 15 Aug 2008
By Lacky83
Format:DVD
Catherine Mary Stewart & Kelli Maroney are well cast to play air-head shoppers in this B-Movie 'Horror'. I say 'horror' as this film is not quite a horror as it was intended (or I assume it was), but more of a science fiction movie with some horro and comedy thrown in. There are a few jumpy scenes and a few tiny little scares in there, but this is not a full blown horror movie. Considering it's age the zombie make up is pretty good as well, which is an added bonus for such an old B-Movie. An excellent science fiction movie - shame it's never had a UK region 2 release.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully Camp 80s fare. 7 Mar 2010
Format:DVD
Night of the Comet is a guilty pleasure of mine. If you have seen any of the Living Dead movies or any of the 1950s alien movies then you have seen the premise of this movie before. That is not meant as a criticism. The acting is pretty bad to the point of being funny and some of the lines are unbelievable!. However as a guilty pleasure, you can't do much better than night of the comet. This science fiction/horror film was set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, where the only survivors are two teenage girls who are more concerned about shopping and boys then the end of the world or the zombies roaming the streets of L.A. The film was fun and also had some nice comedic moments as well, it's also typically 80's with the fashion and bad hair and cheesy 80's music, those who grew up during the 80's might remember that annoying Cindy Lauper song which gets played in this film. Anyway, the film was about these two sisters who wake up one morning to blood red skies and the realization that the human race has been wiped out. It becomes apparent that anyone who was not surrounded by steel when the Earth recently passed through the tail of Haley's comet has been reduced to a pile of red ash. They encounter a truck driver and take over the air waves at a local radio station in an attempt to get help but attract the attention of a group of scientists who knew of the comet and waiting to find survivors. They hid underground in a steel laboratory, but left the vents open. Now, as various survivors of the comet who were only partially surrounded by steel are decaying into flesh-hungry zombies, the scientists are attempting to create a vaccine made of the blood of people who were not infected by the comet while saving themselves at the same time. This film never takes itself seriously and was a fun low budget sci/fi film, there was no gore or blood but it still managed to be entertaining with an amusing plot, I highly recommend this.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A hidden gem of a cult sf / horror movie 15 Nov 2009
Format:DVD
At long last this cult masterpiece from the 1980s makes it to dvd. I have no idea why this film isn't better known as it has everything the fan of horror and sf could want. The plot is familiar in which a few likeable characters wake up one day to find that they are the last people left on earth. A comet passed by in the night - the one that wiped out the dinosaurs - and has killed everyone except the lucky few who happened to be hidden away behind steel walls. Those who didn't get killed have been turned into zombies. The plucky survivors band together, but then danger arrives from an unexpected direction...

This film stands out from the many others, some big budget, that have tried this end-of-the-world formula. It does so with a great collection of entertaining leads featuring Catherine Stewart and Kelli Maroney along with a pre-Trek Robert Beltran and a memorable cameo from Geoffrey Lewis. The story delivers a great deal of tension from not only the zombies but the horror of the situation while not taking itself too seriously. It also has some surprising twists and has a satisfying ending that pushes past the usual formula of wondering who'll survive and who'll get killed horribly. In short this film comes over as effortless in the way it's been made and is a joyful piece of entertainment that is a text-book example of the sleeper movie.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A quite fun 80s comedy horror 3 July 2014
Format:DVD
A quite fun 80s comedy horror, though I remember it as much better, watching it the first time round in the 80s.
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‘Night of the Comet’ often gets hailed as a ‘classic eighties zombie film.’ And it is... even though it is a bit ‘light’ on the zombie side. In fact, I think I only saw about four of the undead (and two of them were in a dream!). However, if you can forgive the lack of blasting flesh-eaters’ brains out then you’ll find quite an enjoyable cult classic.

Yes, it was made in the eighties, therefore you have to put up with the obligatory big hair and bushy eyebrows. Basically... a freak comet turns 99% of the world’s population to piles of dust and clothes, leaving only two gun-totting (and yet slightly dappy) sisters to fend for themselves in a world (not very full of) zombie and rapists (or people who want to just simply do strange things with your precious blood).

Luckily for our two lycra-clad heroines, help is on hand by loveable trucker, played by Star Trek Voyager’s ‘Chakotay’ (probably his only other career-defining performance to date!). So... the three of them have to generally have to fight for their lives for the best part of the movie. And, for the record, the ‘best parts’ are the first and third acts. The middle segment is kind of taken up with the three of them hanging around a deserted radio station, which is a slight drop in pace when compared to the rest of the film.

This film is pure cheese. There will be plenty of people out there who will only see it as outdated and silly. And it is. But that doesn’t mean that it isn’t a fun watch at the same time! So, if you want to spend an hour and a half of your time with a couple of girls whose hobbies include playing arcades, casual sex and Uzis, then give this one a go. You may just spot a zombie in there somewhere.
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4.0 out of 5 stars bad enough to be good
remarkably cheesy, yet still entertaining. this is a light take on post apocalypse survival. it is, I hope, low budget as demonstrated by the settings and film quality. Read more
Published 4 months ago by jimmy dwyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Memories
Loved this film back in the day and never thought i would be able to get it on Dvd until now pleased as punch a 80s classic love it and it came in great time thank you
Published 6 months ago by Dino
5.0 out of 5 stars quality review
good quality and played well with no problems. i had no issues of any kind when i used this product
Published 6 months ago by adam miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Crazy 80's B movie
This is a gem of a film. A definite tongue in cheek version of the 'end of the world' comet genre. Some 'big hair' and big 80's music. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Bigcat
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I had been looking forward to receiving this film it was great timing received quickly and the quality is excellent
Published 9 months ago by Mrs C A Smonds
3.0 out of 5 stars Blight of a comet
Mix the meteor shower in Day of the Triffids with the deserted LA streets of the Omega Man and every sci-fi film with mad scientists and you get 1984's Day of the Comet (written... Read more
Published 10 months ago by P.D.Nash
5.0 out of 5 stars Dvd worth watching!!!!!!!!!!
It was brilliant, I enjoyed it very much. Robert Beltran is extremely good looking! I cannot wait 4 Manicore to arrivive.
Published 13 months ago by Emma Richards
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
I was expecting a nasty old video transfer onto dvd, but this looks really good.
Buy it, Buy it, Buy it!
Published 13 months ago by Louie
5.0 out of 5 stars Night of the Comet
Birthday present for my nephew, just what he wanted and very glad to have receivd this book, thank you. I have not read this book myself
Published on 15 July 2012 by Emma
5.0 out of 5 stars "..TOTAL CLASSIC!! BEST END OF THE WORLD MOVIE EVER.."
This is the best end of the world movie ever made, a cult classic 80s sci-fi with a hint of comedy, great story, fantastic cast, great fun film this is a true example of how cool... Read more
Published on 24 April 2012 by S. Drury
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