Night of the Comet: Collector's Edition [Blu-ray + DVD]
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What if the only people left alive in the world were Southern California teenagers? That's the premise in this campy, enjoyable sci-fi tale of two sisters who must fend off zombie-like mutants and mysterious scientists after a comet's passing exterminates nearly all life.
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By way of contrast, B movies are great when my brain is tired.
Interestingly, a good B movie can be entertaining for its creativity, as well as for an assumed level of mindlessness.
Night of the Comet, released in 1984, is a great example of that. The ability of the production team to create this classic "last people on earth" science fiction effort on a budget of $500,000-700,000 is in fact quite admirable.
The premise of the film is highly tenuous, that a comet that last visited the earth at the time of the dinosaurs' extinction 65 million years ago is now returning, and taking out life on the planet all over again. Of course, a tenuous premise is part of what makes a B movie interesting. Where can the director/writer go with this thin thread connecting the elements of the story?
Fortunately, the film's writer and director (Thom Eberhardt) pulls off this feat quite successfully.
After the comet's tail has basically turned almost all life on earth to calcium dust, Eberhardt captures the results in an imaginative low-budget fashion. Somewhat obviously, the highways of Los Angeles are deserted - in fact overly deserted, given that some people must have been driving the highway when the comet's toxic tail swiped our planet. OK, we can suspend disbelief about that. (Mr. Eberhardt notoriously used his own Mercedes as one of the abandoned vehicles in the film.)
Then we witness a series of electronic timers setting off various bits of machinery that will operate for no one.Read more ›
A fluffy but harmless movie with beautiful CMS. I saw it many years ago on some movie channel, and was worried I would watch it 20 minutes and get tired of it -- not so, entertaining enough to keep you wondering what will happen next.
Campy would be the word, some good ironic humour. A bit of an odd atomosphere to it. I would recommend it.
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I bought this as a gift for my friend and he's obsessed with this film. He says it's the best version that's come out. So i take his word for it.Published on Dec 27 2013 by jamez