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Night of the Comet Blu-ray

United States
Blu-ray + DVD Shout Factory | 1984 | 95 min | Rated PG-13 | Nov 19, 2013

Night of the Comet (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Subtitles
English

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (1 BD, 1 DVD)
DVD copy

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Slipcover in original pressing

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Region A (locked)

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Video 3.5 of 53.5
Audio 4.0 of 54.0
Extras 3.5 of 53.5
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Night of the Comet

 (1984)

Night of the Comet Blu-ray offers solid video and great audio in this enjoyable Blu-ray release

A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls to fight the evil types who survive.

For more about Night of the Comet and the Night of the Comet Blu-ray release, see Night of the Comet Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.5 out of 5.

Starring: Robert Beltran, Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney, Sharon Farrell, Mary Woronov, Geoffrey Lewis (I)
Director: Thom E. Eberhardt

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Night of the Comet Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

Night of the Comet is presented on Blu-ray courtesy of Scream Factory, an imprint of Shout! Factory, with an AVC encoded 1080p transfer in 1.85:1. Night of the Comet was filmed on a mere pittance, and it often looks like it, though Eberhardt actually masks some of the low rent elements surprisingly well. Much of the film features a red tint, especially in exteriors, which only exacerbates an already generally quite soft looking presentation. That said, close-ups and even midrange shots can offer better than average amounts of fine detail—take a look at the ribbing on Maroney's red socks in the second screenshot or the tiny threads sticking up from her shoulder on her blue outfit in screenshot 13). Colors are well saturated and accurate looking. The elements utilized for this transfer have more than the usual amount of speckling and dirt, though there's no major damage to report. There doesn't appear to have been any overt digital tweaking of this image (as evidenced by those selfsame specks and dirt), leaving a very healthy layer of grain (which is of course magnified in some of the optical effects shots).


Night of the Comet Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

Night of the Comet features both a lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 mix recreating the film's original sound design, as well as a still fairly front heavy DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 remix. The 5.1 mix does have some good surround activity, especially with regard to the ubiquitous wind foley effect, but immersion is not consistent or overwhelming enough to really make a cogent case for why this "upgrade" was considered. Both tracks offer excellent fidelity, cleanly delivering the well prioritized dialogue. Neither of the tracks has any damage to report.



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Thom E. Eberhardt's Night of the Comet Detailed - September 18, 2013

Scream Factory, the horror-thriller offshoot of independent film distributor Shout Factory, has dated and detailed its upcoming collector's edition Blu-ray release of director Thom E. Eberhardt's Night of the Comet (1984), starring Robert Beltran, Catherine Mary ...

Eve of Destruction Blu-ray - July 29, 2013

Scream Factory, the horror-thriller offshoot of independent film distributor Shout Factory, has revealed that it will release on Blu-ray director Duncan Gibbins' thriller Eve of Destruction (1991), starring Gregory Hines, Renée Soutendijk, Michael Greene, Kurt ...

Night of the Comet Blu-ray - July 17, 2013

Scream Factory, the horror-thriller offshoot of independent film distributor Shout Factory, has revealed that it plans to release a combo pack edition of director Thom E. Eberhardt's Night of the Comet (1984), starring Robert Beltran, Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli ...

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