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#1 of 91 OFFLINE   Colton

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Posted July 31 2006 - 01:29 AM

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!

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#2 of 91 OFFLINE   BrettB

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Posted July 31 2006 - 04:40 AM

By the time they get this one out I probably won't enjoy it anymore. Posted Image

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Posted July 31 2006 - 04:49 AM

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.
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#4 of 91 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted July 31 2006 - 05:30 AM

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.

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Posted July 31 2006 - 06:41 AM

It'd be great to get this in a double feature with The Last Starfighter.
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Posted July 31 2006 - 02:10 PM

Isn't the negative trashed or something?

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Posted August 01 2006 - 01:26 AM

It's suspected as "lost" according to writer/director Thom Eberhardt.

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Posted August 01 2006 - 02:56 AM

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.

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Posted August 01 2006 - 05:09 AM

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It'd be great to get this in a double feature with The Last Starfighter.

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.
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Posted August 01 2006 - 07:10 AM

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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.
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.
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Posted August 01 2006 - 12:44 PM

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.
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Posted August 02 2006 - 12:38 AM

Yes, this should already be released, let's make it happen.

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Posted August 05 2006 - 07:59 AM

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Isn't the negative trashed or something?
Even if that's the case, MGM managed a decent high definition transfer from existing elements that ran on HDNet several months ago...
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Posted August 05 2006 - 02:42 PM

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.

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Posted December 27 2006 - 10:51 AM

I thought I'd give this thread a bump. TCM's web store is currently accepting pre-orders for this. The information lists it as coming out on 3/06/07.

http://turnerclassic....asp?sku=D64241

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Posted December 27 2006 - 12:33 PM

Good eye, Steve! Posted Image

Hopefully it's intact, 80s tunes and all.
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Posted December 27 2006 - 09:33 PM

WOW! I'll wait until March and check this again upon reviews from others.

Enjoyable movie, and funny seeing a young Chakotay.

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Posted December 28 2006 - 07:54 AM

Maybe it'll came with a collectible guide to how many bits are stolen from Day of the Triffids.

#19 of 91 OFFLINE   Colton

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Posted December 28 2006 - 08:39 AM

... no information of special features or commentary?

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Posted December 28 2006 - 10:00 AM

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Maybe it'll came with a collectible guide to how many bits are stolen from Day of the Triffids.

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....


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