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Night of the Comet (1984)

Catherine Mary Stewart , Kelli Maroney , Thom Eberhardt  |  PG-13 |  DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (236 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney, Robert Beltran, Sharon Farrell, Mary Woronov
  • Directors: Thom Eberhardt
  • Writers: Thom Eberhardt
  • Producers: Andrew Lane, Michael Rosenblatt, Nancy Israel, Sandra Scheik, Thomas Coleman
  • Format: Color, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • DVD Release Date: March 6, 2007
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (236 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000MDFTHE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,410 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Night of the Comet" on IMDb

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A sleeper at the time of its release in 1984, Thom Eberhardt's Night of the Comet has built a small cadre of fans thanks to its breezy performances and blend of comedy and tongue-in-cheek science fiction. Catherine Mary Stewart and Kelli Maroney are thoroughly likable as a pair of San Fernando Valley sisters who find themselves completely alone after the arrival of Halley's Comet reduces their affluent community--and most of Los Angeles--to dust. Their subsequent nonstop shopping spree is soon interrupted by predatory zombies, as well as a sinister scientific cabal (led by cult favorites Mary Woronov and Geoffrey Lewis) with designs on the girls. Stewart and Maroney are terrifically game as the heroines (especially Maroney, whose flair for bubbly comedy was never given another chance on screen), and Robert (Star Trek: Voyager) Beltran is also on hand as a fellow survivor and romantic lead. Fun for '80s enthusiasts and sci-fi fiends who don't mind a little fizz in their end-of-the-world scenarios. -- Paul Gaita

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Genre: Feature Film-Comedy
Rating: PG13
Release Date: 6-MAR-2007
Media Type: DVD

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50 of 53 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
Now, I'll be upfront. I love "Night of the Comet." It's a movie that intrigued me almost 30 years ago (yikes), and I still get much pleasure from watching it today. I suspect that it is also a movie that will generate many 5 star reviews from those eager to embrace its nostalgic charms. But let's be honest, too. 30 years ago, this was a solid B-movie lark with no pretensions, that's why it was discovered and beloved (largely with the advance of cable TV). As an enjoyable romp, it hit all the right marks as a popcorn movie, but it was never great art. Those who loved it then will likely still find much to appreciate. I am, however, going to be cautious in my appraisal for modern audiences checking this out for the first time. I still think many will get a kick out of it, but it might be a film best approached with modest expectations.

Set in the near future, "Night of the Comet" follows a couple of sisters in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. In the aftermath of a comet's orbit, earth's citizens have largely been reduced to red dust. There are few survivors (those shielded by steel in some way). Others, who were partially exposed, roam the city having taken on the countenance of flesh eating zombies. Tough minded Reg, played by Catherine Mary Stewart, and her cheerleader sister, Kelli Maroney, aren't pushovers, though. Using a natural survival instinct, an aptitude for weapons, Valley Girl sensibilities, and a love of shopping--these two are a force to be reckoned with. Robert Beltran joins them as a trucker and potential love interest. It seems that an underground facility of scientists has also survived (led by the sublime Mary Woronov of "Eating Raoul" fame). Arguing about whether or not to round up others who made it, their motives may be suspect.
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53 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Valley Girls Save Civilization! May 6, 2004
By Cambel
Format:VHS Tape
It's the end of the world, and whats a girl to do? Well if you're Regina and Julie, two cute Valley girls, when you aren't fighting the disintegrating zombies that are the remains of humanity, you are hitting the closest Mall and picking out some sassy outfits. (Best line in the movie, when the younger sister asks the older which outfit she should take and the sister responds, "That one, it'll stay in style longer")
The movie starts off with a space scene and captions that explain a huge coment is going to be making a close approach to earth. It will put on an amazing light show....one that hadn't been seen in over 60 million years, about the time the dinosaurs disappeard. Then it goes on to say, some people noticed this coincidence "Then shows a bunch of people in white lab coats sealing themselved in behinde a massive underground door" then states "But most didn't" and flashes to wild crowds dressed up in their finest 80's party clothes screaming and waving signs that say "We Love the Comet"
Needless to say this movie does NOT take itself seriously and is all the better for it. Staring some of the same actors from the classic dark comedies "Eating Raul" and "Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills" this movie is a lightweight, goofy, comic gem well worth seeing!
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
First saw this film on one of the movie cable channels in the late '80s and immediately fell in love with it. The movie is completely without pretense, and the cast members all turn in memorable performances. The movie is just fun, fun, fun, with a minimal amount of `Hollywood' gore but plenty of thrills. If you like your sci-fi a little more down to earth, you'll like "Night Of The Comet." Three thoughts in closing: 1) That's not Cyndi Lauper singing "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," but it sounds pretty close, 2) My favorite quote: `I'm not crazy, I just don't give a f---!' 3) I'd like the movie even if my initials weren't DMK--fans of the film will know what I'm talking about.
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45 of 54 people found the following review helpful
By Dr. BT
Format:VHS Tape
I just want to know why hasn't this cult 80's classic been released on DVD?
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34 of 41 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Now, I'll be upfront. I love "Night of the Comet." It's a movie that intrigued me 20 years ago, and I still get much pleasure from watching it today. I suspect that it is also a movie that will generate many 5 star reviews from those eager to embrace its nostalgic charms. But let's be honest, too. 20 years ago, this was a solid B-movie lark with no pretensions--that's why it was discovered and beloved (largely with the advance of cable TV). As an enjoyable romp, it hit all the right marks as a popcorn movie--but it was never great art. Those who loved it then will likely still find much to appreciate. I am, however, going to be cautious in my appraisal for modern audiences checking this out for the first time. I still think many will get a kick out of it, but it might be a film best approached with modest expectations.

Set in the near future, "Night of the Comet" follows a couple of sisters in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. In the aftermath of a comet's orbit, earth's citizens have largely been reduced to red dust. There are few survivors (those shielded by steel, in some way). Others, who were partially exposed, roam the city having taken on the countenance of flesh eating zombies. Tough minded Reg, played by Catherine Mary Stewart, and her cheerleader sister, Kelli Maroney, aren't pushovers, though. Using a natural survival instinct, an aptitude for weapons, Valley Girl sensibilities, and a love of shopping--these two are a force to be reckoned with. Robert Beltran joins them as a trucker and potential love interest. It seems that an underground facility of scientists has also survived (led by the sublime Mary Woronov of "Eating Raoul" fame). Arguing about whether or not to round up others who made it, their motives may be suspect.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good movie, great buy
Published 23 hours ago by Boinger
5.0 out of 5 stars One Funny Comet
Variety says this is "Night of the Living Dead meets Valley Girl in this entertaining spoof of many science fiction films". People await the passing of a comet near Earth. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Mark J. House
5.0 out of 5 stars Night of the Comet
Love this corny flick from the 80s. I watch it a couple times a year and it's always entertaining.
Published 27 days ago by marye
5.0 out of 5 stars Valley girls save the world!
Comet destroys most life on earth. Gun toting high school girls fight zombies and mad scientists to keep life going on earth. How can you not love a story like that! Read more
Published 2 months ago by David Hanshaw
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
I just love this old movie and the Blu-ray is a definite improvement. Great picture and sound. Very pleased with this purchase.
Published 2 months ago by P. O'Steen
5.0 out of 5 stars Still one of the great zombie movies
I still love this low-budget movie. I think it's the greatest zombie movie of all time. I also love seeing the LA locations that I know.
Published 2 months ago by Roger K
5.0 out of 5 stars "Daddy would have gotten us Uzis."
Night of the Comet is a great 80s throwback to the 50s as two valley girls have to face the apocalypse after a comet turns most of humanity into piles of red dust and those who are... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Douglas Freehold
5.0 out of 5 stars Great transfer
I have to say these guys did a great job of transferring the movie. I had the Beta and CED of this thing and the Bluray is incredible compared. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Chris Winchester
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Movie
I have been looking for this movie for a long time now and it has been very expensive. I found it on Amazon at a very reasonable price.
Published 3 months ago by Ronald Adams
4.0 out of 5 stars Clever Zombie Flick For 80's Kids Only
The director/writer understands zombie flicks well, meaning that beneath all the gore and mayhem a zombie movie should express some kind of social commentary. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mark C. Jones
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The Reason It Isn't on DVD
He must have had a little too much of The 80's, because it Was released on Laserdisc! I actually saw it at Tower in Sherman Oaks many years ago, but didn't buy it! I am kicking myself still, because it was in Letterbox!!!!!!!

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Jul 18, 2009 by Batman4oz |  See all 5 posts
What's the holdup?
I have this on VHS from back in the day. It was recorded off of HBO. What the hecks the hold up with putting it on DVD? I'd at least love some actors commentary too!
Dec 22, 2006 by And then there were none |  See all 2 posts
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