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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :

"A mans awakens to find himself alone in the world"

Geoff Murphy directed this science fiction post-apocalyptic film
which was filmed in New Zealand.

Future Film will release The Quiet Earth dvd here in Finland november 17th.
I remember watching this movie back in the 80s
but don´t recall anything what happened in the flick.

I just can´t wait to get the dvd in my hands so i can watch this interesting movie again.

Any fans?

Posted by Pyromantic (Member # 7658) on :
This is a great one all around as far as Sci-Fi flicks go. The movie score kicks A$$, and it's definetly a visual masterpiece for it's time. I remember it was pretty much a tie between this and "Altered States" of which movie I liked to trip out on more as a kid.=) I'll be on the lookout for the DVD too.
Posted by logan5 (Member # 1467) on :
This is a movie that sticks with you. It feels like an extended Twilight Zone (in a good way). I always felt that due to time / money constraints the film didn't explore enough of the possibilities it could've. But this is what a deserted planet film should feel like - empty. No CGI monsters needed.

I think they released a special edition of the movie on DVD with commentary.
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
Watched The Quiet Earth yesterday.
It was very good.

Eerie atmosphere, loved the ending.

They tried to get Jack Nicholson to play Zac but he wanted 4 million $, i´m glad that it didn´t happen.
Bruno Lawrence is awesome.

The whole budget was 1 million $ and they did a fantastic job with it.
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
It's excellent and unusual--not too many Kiwi sci-fi films out there. [Smile]
Posted by Nostalgic for the '80's (Member # 37454) on :
"The Quiet Earth" is one of the most underrated sci-fi films of all time. I was lucky enough to see this on DVD that I got from a local library, sometime in the last 5-6 years.

Incredible post-apocalyptic story about three individuals in New Zealand, who end up probably being the last three on Earth - due to all having been near death when some type of cataclysmic event occurred. Overall, this was a very bleak & depressing movie.

The movie is a masterpiece, and needs to be re-issued on DVD/Blu-ray. AFAIK, the DVD that is currently out there is long out-of-print (OOP), and quite expensive on the secondary market.

Side-note: Certain elements of this film somewhat remind me of the 1960's movie "The World, the Flesh, and the Devil".
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
I'm sure this will make you happy :
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
The Quiet Earth, of all things, a Kiwi science fiction film. And it is excellent...haunting.
Posted by Nostalgic for the '80's (Member # 37454) on :
Originally posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless:
I'm sure this will make you happy :

Great news! Thanks. Nice to see this is being restored.

IIRC, I did hear rumblings that they were working on a high-def release for this film sometime last year, but there wasn't anything definitive at that time...
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
The DVD has an audio commentary from the writer / producer. The Blu Ray doesn't port this over which is a shame.

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