Home Entertainment Review: Night Of The Comet (Shout! Factory)

Take two Valley Girls and one comet that travels too close to the Earth. The comet either vaporizes people or turns them into psychopathic zombies. So what are the last […]

nightofthecometTake two Valley Girls and one comet that travels too close to the Earth. The comet either vaporizes people or turns them into psychopathic zombies. So what are the last two girls left alive supposed to do? Go shopping of course!!

If you grew up in the 80’s like myself, then you remember Night Of The Comet. It was campy and yet fun at the same time.

I admit it, I love this film. It’s a blast that doesn’t take itself too seriously and doesn’t have much gore. Just a fun movie.

Well Shout! Factory has remastered Night Of The Comet and released it on a Blu-Ray/DVD Combo pack. The pictures has been slightly improved. I can’t say 100% improved, as it was shot cheaply in the first place. But the audio has been enhanced. Overall, a lot better than the last time I’ve seen it.

The film stars Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney, and Robert Beltran, best known for playing Commander Chakotay on Star Trek: Voyager. Honestly, they do a great job here.

Extras include:

  • 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 Stars Kelli Maroney and Catherine Mary Stewart
  • The Last Man On Earth? – An Interview with Actor Robert Beltran
  • Curse of the Comet – An Interview with Special Make-Up Effects Creator David B. Miller
  • Still Galleries (Behind the Scenes and Official Stills)
  • Theatrical Trailer

This is a cult classic that should not be missed.

And finally remember:

“Daddy would have gotten us Uzis.”

Night Of The Comet Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack is available on November 9th.

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.