"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 donīt recall anything what happened in the flick.
I just canīt wait to get the dvd in my hands so i can watch this interesting movie again.
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 $, iīm glad that it didnīt 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.
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 :