Saturday, 13 September 2014

Night of the Comet - comes to UK BD/DVD from Arrow

Arrow Video is excited to announce the UK Blu-ray and DVD release of "Night of the Comet", the 80s cult-classic which has gone on to amass a legion of loyal fans, with its hugely entertaining riff on the apocalyptic sub-genre of movies.
Life can be tough when you’re a Valley girl. First, there’s making sure you’re on time for pep squad practice. Then there’s having to live under the same roof as your bitchy stepmother who, you suspect, is making it with Chuck from across the road. And then, of course, there’s having to keep on the lookout for the occasional marauding zombie hungering after your flesh!

Eighteen year-old Reggie (Catherine Mary Stewart – Weekend at Bernie’s, The Last Starfighter) misses out on the event-of-a-lifetime when she ditches watching the comet in favour of copping off with the projectionist at the cinema where she works. But this turns out to be a wise move when, the next day, she discovers that the entire population has been reduced to piles of red dust – leaving only Reggie, her sister Sam (Kelli Maroney – Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Chopping Mall) and a handful of other survivors , including future sci-fi star Robert Beltran (Star Trek : Voyager), to fend off the roving gangs of glassy-eyed zombies.

Taking its cue from classic “doomsday” movies such as The Day of the Triffids and The Omega Man (and with a healthy dose of Dawn of the Dead thrown in for good measure), Night of the Comet is an irresistible slice of Reagan-era B-movie fare which features Cyndi Lauper dance-alongs as well as some truly gravity-defying bouffant hairstyles… Well, it was acceptable in the 80s!
Special Features
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements by MGM
• Original 2.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Audio commentary with writer/director Thom Eberhardt
• Audio commentary with stars Kelli Maroney and Catherine Mary Stewart
• Audio commentary with production designer John Muto
• Valley Girls at the End of the World – Interviews with Kelli Maroney and Catherine Mary Stewart
• The Last Man on Earth? – An interview with actor Robert Beltran
• End of the World Blues – A brand new interview with Star Mary Woronov
• Curse of the Comet – An Interview with special make-up effects creator David B. Miller
• Original Theatrical Trailer
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
• Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by James Oliver illustrated with original archive stills and posters.

The film is released to UK disc September 22nd.

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