Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Quiet Earth

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 6, 2016
Price: DVD $22.99, Blu-ray $27.59
Studio: Film Movement

New Zealand filmmaker Geoffrey Murphy’s 1985 science fiction cult classic The Quiet Earth makes its Blu-ray debut (along with a return to DVD) this week!

quietearth_optBruno Lawrence stars as Zac Hobson, a mid-level scientist working on a global energy project who wakes up to a nightmare. After his project malfunctions, he discovers that he may be the last man on Earth. As he searches empty cities for other survivors, Zac’s mental state begins to deteriorate – until he comes upon a situation that might result in his own disappearance…

Loosely based on Craig Harrison’s novel of the same name, Film Movement’s Blu-ray and DVD incarnations include a commentary by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the Director of the Hayden Planetarium of the Natural History Museum in New York, along with film critic Odie Henderson. Also included is a collector’s booklet with stills and credit details, as well as a newly-commissioned essay by Teresa Heffernan, author of Post-Apocalyptic Culture: Modernism, Postmodernism, and the Twentieth-Century Novel.

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.