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The word "vampire" is never mentioned in Near Dark, but that doesn't stop this 1987 cult favorite from being one of the best modern-era vampire films. It put then-unknown director Kathryn Bigelow on Hollywood's radar and gave choice roles to Aliens costars favored by Bigelow's ex-husband James Cameron: Lance Henriksen is the leader of a makeshift family of renegade bloodsuckers, nocturnally seeking victims in rural Oklahoma; his immortal gal pal is Aliens and Terminator 2 alumnus Jenette Goldstein; and Bill Paxton is the group's deadliest leather-clad ass kicker. Fellow traveler Jenny Wright lures Okie farm boy Adrian Pasdar into the group with a love bite, and he's soon turning toward vampirism with a combination of frightened revulsion and relentless desire. With Joshua Miller (River's Edge) as the youngest vampire, Near Dark is Bigelow's masterpiece of low-budget ingenuity--a truck-stop thriller that begins well, gets better and better (aided by a fine Tangerine Dream score), and goes out in a blaze of glory. --Jeff Shannon
No closed caption. Both the amazon specs and the dvd itself say this movie has closed captions but there are no subtitles in the main menu and the subtitle button on my dvr doesn't... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Hugh Pickens
A hidden gem of a film - similar to the original "Let the Right One In" by showing an unromantic portrayal of what life would be like as a 20th century vampire. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bruce
Even though director Kathryn Bigelow assures us that she borrowed the technique of "curing" a Vampire directly from Bram Stoker's DRACULA, the fact remains that a Vampire... Read morePublished 4 months ago by RANDEL
Excellent movie. Kathryn Bigelow's directorial debut. Great acting and the first story line of a lot of modern vampire movies. Must see for vampire fans.Published 4 months ago by Bobby Conerly
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|Every vampire film is not twilight!||
It also should be said that those films were not made specifically for a teen girl audience either. There are very few comparisons with the "Twilight" films. Films such as "Fright Night"(original) and "Near Dark" have more substance and appeal to a larger audience.... Read More
May 1, 2012 by Metalhead Jay | See all 2 posts
|Near Dark Bluray: Extras?||
The Blu-Ray includes:
Commentary with Katheryn Bigelow
Living in Darkness: Making of..
Deleted Scenes with Commentary
Nov 11, 2009 by J. Burgos | See all 3 posts
|Anyone else getting "Profit" as the bonus disc?||
Hi, That just happened to me! The 2nd disc is the Profit disc (which is a series I remember by the way). I'm glad you posted this. Because now I'll contact Anchor Bay and hopefully I can get the 2nd disc with the Near Dark extras. Thanks!
May 12, 2008 by Hellion | See all 4 posts
Boy, is the "Twilight" crowd gonna be surprised if they get lured in by that abysmal cover! This, my friends, is a REAL vampire movie.
May 26, 2009 by J. Hall | See all 6 posts
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