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Night of the Comet


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#1 of 27 Mikel_Cooperman

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Posted May 12 2004 - 10:59 AM

I Love this movie and would love to see it released on DVD but can never seem to get info as to who owns the rights and what the hold up is.
Can anyone help?

#2 of 27 Jeff Adkins

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Posted May 13 2004 - 01:49 AM

I'm not sure who owns it either, although when it last aired on DirecTv (luckily, I made a nice DVD-R from it) it had a Paramount logo at the beginning.

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Posted May 13 2004 - 06:13 PM

Wierd to see Chikotay (sp?) {the Trek fan in me} in an earlier role. Really dug this flick back in the teen years.


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#4 of 27 Mikel_Cooperman

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Posted May 14 2004 - 07:35 AM

I am guessing a lot of people dont know about the film if the lack of posts are any indication.

#5 of 27 Qui-Gon John

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Posted May 14 2004 - 07:52 AM

I remember the movie and would buy the DVD!

#6 of 27 Robert Harris

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Posted May 14 2004 - 08:13 AM

NotC should be part of a package of films produced via Atlantic, inclusive of Teen Wolf. May be owned by M-G-M.

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#7 of 27 Russell G

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Posted May 14 2004 - 08:13 AM

If this is the one were 2 girls survive a comet pass over because one of them is making out on a projection booth, than yeah! I'm all for it! I haven't seen this since the late 80's.
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#8 of 27 Drew Reiber

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Posted May 14 2004 - 08:36 AM

I've been waiting for a dvd release of this film since the format started. Got a copy of the movie on VHS from HBO.

#9 of 27 Stephen_J_H

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Posted May 14 2004 - 03:18 PM

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I'm not sure who owns it either, although when it last aired on DirecTv (luckily, I made a nice DVD-R from it) it had a Paramount logo at the beginning.

Paramount was the video and Pay-TV distributor for Atlantic in the 1980s. MGM probably holds the rights now.
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#10 of 27 Mark Edward Heuck

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Posted May 14 2004 - 06:28 PM

MGM does indeed own the video rights to NIGHT OF THE COMET. Ask them nicely, I think they know there is a following for it.
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#11 of 27 SvenS

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Posted May 15 2004 - 10:23 PM

Isn't this film being bootlegged by the low life company PFE (Pacific Family Entertainment)? I thought I remember in the thread about them bootlegging The Final Countdown that thet were going to try bootlegging that film as well.

#12 of 27 Eric_Connelly

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Posted May 15 2004 - 11:17 PM

I caught it on DTV too and the picture quality was terrible, hopefully if its done on DVD they remaster it.

#13 of 27 Harry-N

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Posted May 16 2004 - 04:05 AM

I too remember this film fondly - one of those HBO discoveries. And I too am still clinging to an old VHS taped-off-HBO copy of it, wiating for something better. I'd hoped for this one on LaserDisc, but nothing ever came out, and now we're into DVDs and still nothing. Maybe someday...

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#14 of 27 Matt_H

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Posted May 16 2004 - 07:30 AM

I'd buy this in a heartbeat after catching it on HBO in the late 90s. Hopefully MGM(or whoever owns it) does this right like they did return of the living dead and Killer Klowns from outer space.This and monster squad are the 80s movies I want most now.

#15 of 27 Mikel_Cooperman

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Posted May 16 2004 - 01:34 PM

Quick, get the MGM email address and we'll start a letter writing campagne.

http://www.mgm.com/dvd_faqs.do

There is a link to questions and requests at this address.

#16 of 27 Larry P

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Posted May 16 2004 - 04:06 PM

I think there would be interest in this from people who enjoyed "Dawn of the Dead". MGM could do a sweet photoshop rip off cover of the DOTD remake poster and be set.

I enjoyed this movie in the 80's because it tied into people's interest in real life space-happenings of the day, sort of. Lifeforce is the other MGM film dealing with Halley's Comet. From these films we learned that comets were pure evil.

And Kelli Maroney is really cute.

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Posted May 16 2004 - 05:59 PM

As more and more of my most-wanted movies get released on DVD, this movie continues to rank higher on my Holy Grail list. As far as I know, the PFE release was cancelled.

#18 of 27 MikeEckman

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Posted May 17 2004 - 08:07 AM

Holy shiznit! I just inquired about this movie in the Movies forum, but didnt know the title. I can't beleive that there already was a thread about it!

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#19 of 27 Don Peskin

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Posted May 17 2004 - 11:16 PM

The DVD was previously announced for release on 10/28/03 along with The Monster Squad. I think both were from PFE. Neither came out. Still waiting.

#20 of 27 Jeff Adkins

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Posted May 18 2004 - 01:40 AM

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Paramount was the video and Pay-TV distributor for Atlantic in the 1980s. MGM probably holds the rights now.

No, this was a recent Paramount/Viacom logo. Paramount apppears to currently have the rights. Paramount did not have video rights in the 80's...the video release was from CBS/FOX. My guess is that Paramount aquired the title through Viacom's purchase of the CBS library. Where did this MGM theory come from?


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