NiGhT oF ThE CoMeT

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Colton, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. Colton

    Colton Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2004
    Messages:
    795
    Likes Received:
    1
    I can't believe Night of the Comet is not available on DVD! How can this be? Heard you can get a Region 2 version that is bundled in some Asian movies, but haven't seen proof of this.

    I really want Night of the Comet on DVD/HD!

    - Colton
     
  2. BrettB

    BrettB Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2001
    Messages:
    3,024
    Likes Received:
    0
    By the time they get this one out I probably won't enjoy it anymore. [​IMG]
     
  3. Radioman970

    Radioman970 Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Messages:
    6,865
    Likes Received:
    723
    Location:
    Could be anywhere
    Real Name:
    James Perry
    I vote for that! Although a standard DVD release would be just fine.

    Brett, as long as you're okay with very 80s zombie-type flicks you'll be okay. I'm glad I taped it off HBO years ago. Too bad I was stupid and did it in EP. So a DVD is much wanted!! Seems like it should already be out though.
     
  4. Greg_S_H

    Greg_S_H Executive Producer

    Joined:
    May 9, 2001
    Messages:
    15,383
    Likes Received:
    264
    Location:
    North Texas
    Real Name:
    Greg
    Chakotay and Bunny, together at last! Looks like Catherine Mary Stewart's still plugging away, but I haven't seen her since Weekend at Bernie's.
     
  5. Radioman970

    Radioman970 Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Messages:
    6,865
    Likes Received:
    723
    Location:
    Could be anywhere
    Real Name:
    James Perry
    It'd be great to get this in a double feature with The Last Starfighter.
     
  6. Lord Dalek

    Lord Dalek Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2005
    Messages:
    2,880
    Likes Received:
    370
    Real Name:
    Joel Henderson
    Isn't the negative trashed or something?
     
  7. Colton

    Colton Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2004
    Messages:
    795
    Likes Received:
    1
    It's suspected as "lost" according to writer/director Thom Eberhardt.

    - Colton
     
  8. joshEH

    joshEH Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2006
    Messages:
    4,239
    Likes Received:
    829
    Location:
    Room 303, The Heart O' The City Hotel
    Real Name:
    Josh
    Funny, considering Eberhardt recently announced (like only three or four months back) that a sequel's in development. Time will tell, I suppose.

    Ah, lots of Catherine Mary Stewart fun, also starring Robert "Free At Last" Beltran as Big Hector. First caught this one on Showtime (or was it The Movie Channel?) during the summer of 1985, and it's been one of my perennial ne plus ultra '80s zombie films of all time.

    Even Harlan Ellison wrote a rave review of this flick for the L.A. Times, as I recall.
     
  9. seanOhara

    seanOhara Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Messages:
    820
    Likes Received:
    0

    Or Miracle Mile -- there's a scene where people are waiting for a helicopter to take them out of L.A. before the bombs start falling, and there are two teen/twenty-something girls who show up with machine guns and debating whether they should bring condoms with them ("We have to repopulate the human race."/"You can repopulate the human race.") I swear they're alternate universe version of the Night of the Comet girls.
     
  10. Radioman970

    Radioman970 Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Messages:
    6,865
    Likes Received:
    723
    Location:
    Could be anywhere
    Real Name:
    James Perry
    Holy crap! I've never heard of that one. I'll bet I picked up the VHS box some Friday night in the rental store.
     
  11. Mark Edward Heuck

    Mark Edward Heuck Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2000
    Messages:
    1,184
    Likes Received:
    36
    Well, now that MGM's catalog is being serviced by Fox instead of double-dip happy Sony, maybe we could finally get this on DVD. But I'm sure it will be a long while until it comes.
     
  12. Qui-Gon John

    Qui-Gon John Producer

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2000
    Messages:
    3,527
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes, this should already be released, let's make it happen.
     
  13. Derek Miner

    Derek Miner Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 1999
    Messages:
    1,668
    Likes Received:
    0
    Even if that's the case, MGM managed a decent high definition transfer from existing elements that ran on HDNet several months ago...
     
  14. joshEH

    joshEH Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2006
    Messages:
    4,239
    Likes Received:
    829
    Location:
    Room 303, The Heart O' The City Hotel
    Real Name:
    Josh
    No shit? Hmmm...missed that, somehow.

    Crap, I'll be keeping a closer eye on that channel from here on out than I have been.
     
  15. Steve Warren

    Steve Warren Auditioning

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2005
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
  16. Radioman970

    Radioman970 Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Messages:
    6,865
    Likes Received:
    723
    Location:
    Could be anywhere
    Real Name:
    James Perry
    Good eye, Steve! [​IMG]

    Hopefully it's intact, 80s tunes and all.
     
  17. John*D

    John*D Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2005
    Messages:
    492
    Likes Received:
    0
    WOW! I'll wait until March and check this again upon reviews from others.

    Enjoyable movie, and funny seeing a young Chakotay.
     
  18. Lord Dalek

    Lord Dalek Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2005
    Messages:
    2,880
    Likes Received:
    370
    Real Name:
    Joel Henderson
    Maybe it'll came with a collectible guide to how many bits are stolen from Day of the Triffids.
     
  19. Colton

    Colton Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2004
    Messages:
    795
    Likes Received:
    1
    ... no information of special features or commentary?

    - Colton
     
  20. Drew Reiber

    Drew Reiber Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2000
    Messages:
    534
    Likes Received:
    0

    You mean like 28 Days Later? *rolls eyes*

    This is one of my favorite films and I was lucky enough to score my own copy off of cable, which is where I discovered it. This film will be a classic to me forever, if only just for the post-apocalyptic mall raid to the tune of Girls Just Want to Have Fun. This movie isn't just 80's, it's EXTRAORDINARLY 80's! The entire cast is made up of genre greats, including the likes of Mary Woronov and Geoffrey Lewis.

    Hopefully this is a sign that MGM is starting to get their horror/sci-fi classic (Midnight Movies?) output going again, because they're still sitting on a crapload of films. Of those remaining on my radar: Larry Cohen's Full Moon High, Stuart Gordon's From Beyond (now uncut thanks to Monsters HD) and Wes Craven's Deadly Blessing. Now if only we can get the other studios to cooperate and give us The Monster Squad and Night of the Creeps too.

    I will continue praying to the gods of cinema in the meantime....
     

Share This Page