Video, DVD & Blu-Ray

Blu-Ray

USA

Special Edition Contents:

  • High definition digital transfer
  • 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
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring artwork by Nathan Thomas Milliner

USA Blu-ray Release: 19 November 2013 (reversible cover art)
Video Distributor: Scream Factory

USA Blu-ray Release | Scream Factory
USA Blu-ray Release | Scream Factory
USA Blu-ray Release | Scream Factory
USA Blu-ray Release | Scream Factory

UK

Special Edition Contents:

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements by MGM
  • Original Stereo 2.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • 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 Kelli Maroney and Catherine Mary Stewart
  • The Last Man on Earth? – An interview with actor Robert Beltran
  • End of the World Blues – A brand new interview with Star Mary Woronov (not on USA release)
  • Curse of the Comet – An Interview with special make-up effects creator David B. Miller
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
  • Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by James Oliver illustrated with original archive stills and posters (not on USA release)
  • Region: B/2

UK Blu-ray Release: 22 September 2014 (reversible cover art)
Video Distributor: Arrow Films

UK DVD | Arrow
UK DVD | Arrow Films
UK DVD | Arrow
UK DVD | Arrow Films

Spain

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Spanish Blu-ray cover

DVD

USA (Region 1)

Region 1 DVD Release: 6 March 2007
Studio: MGM
UPC: 027616067760
EAN: 0027616067760
ASIN: B000MDFTHE

SPECIFICATIONS: Region 1 / NTSC / Single layer
Running Time: 95min
Classification: PG-13
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen (1:85:1)
Audio: English Dolby Stereo/Mono, Spanish Mono
Subtitles: English/Spanish [Closed Captioned]
Special Features: None

USA DVD | MGM DVD
USA DVD | MGM DVD

UK (Region 2)

Region 2 DVD Release: 18 January 2010
Optimum Home Entertainment Cat # OPTD1747
ASIN: B002VD5RX4
Barcode: 5055201810366

SPECIFICATIONS: Region 2 / PAL / Single layer
Running Time: 91min (PAL runs faster than NTSC)
Classification: 15
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen (1:85:1)
Audio: English Dolby Mono 2.0
Subtitles: English
Special Features: None

UK DVD | Optimum Home Entertainment
UK DVD | Optimum Home Entertainment

International Editions

Japan

Japanese DVD: 2004

Night of the Comet was available on DVD as far back as October 2004 as part of a Japanese 5-disc box set. Yesasia.com lists it as being part of Fantasuthikkubokkusu (translates as Fantasic Box Set). Being Japanese, it’s Region 2, NTSC.

The retail price is a little pricey though at US$167.25 [£85.68].

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Japanese DVD Cover
Japanese DVD Cover
Japanese DVD Cover
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Japanese DVD Cover Reverse

Russia

(ноча кометы)
15 February 2007
(the legality of this version is suspect in that it was released before the US R1 release)

Russian DVD cover
Russian DVD cover


Video Cassette

Video Deleted: 8 June 1994 (source http://www.eofftv.com)

USA

USA Video Release: 30 August, 1985; 30 Aug 1990 ASIN # B0001GV4PI Video Distributor: CBS/Fox (Atlantic)
USA Video Release: 30 August, 1985; 30 Aug 1990 ASIN # B0001GV4PI Video Distributor: CBS/Fox (Atlantic)
USA Video Release: 1992 Video Distributor: Goodtimes Home Video
USA Video Release: 1992 Video Distributor: Goodtimes Home Video

UK

UK VHS Release: 1 September, 1985 Video Distributor: CBS/Fox; Twentieth Century Fox Home Video [6743] Reversable Cover
UK VHS Release: 1 September, 1985 Video Distributor: CBS/Fox; Twentieth Century Fox Home Video [6743] Reversable Cover
UK VHS Release: 1 September, 1985 Video Distributor: CBS/Fox; Twentieth Century Fox Home Video [6743] Reversable Cover
UK VHS Release: 1 September, 1985 Video Distributor: CBS/Fox; Twentieth Century Fox Home Video [6743] Reversable Cover

International Releases

Czech Republic VHS Release (Zkázonosná Kometa [Doomsday Comet]) Video Distributor: Park Entertainment, 1993
Czech Republic VHS Release (Zkázonosná Kometa [Doomsday Comet]) Video Distributor: Park Entertainment, 1993
French VHS Release (La Nuit De La Comète) Video Distributor: CBS FOX/ Atlantic video
French VHS Release (La Nuit De La Comète) Video Distributor: CBS FOX/ Atlantic video
Australian VHS Release
Australian VHS Release
German VHS Release (Der Komet) Video Distributor: CBS/Fox; Twentieth Century Fox Home Video, 1986
German VHS Release (Der Komet) Video Distributor: CBS/Fox; Twentieth Century Fox Home Video, 1986
Greek VHS Release (Νύχτα του κομήτη) Video Distributor: ΧΡΗΕΜΕ VIDEO
Greek VHS Release (Νύχτα του κομήτη) Video Distributor: ΧΡΗΕΜΕ VIDEO
Italian VHS Release (La Notte Della Cometa) Video Distributor: AVOFILM, 1987
Italian VHS Release (La Notte Della Cometa) Video Distributor: AVOFILM, 1987
Spanish VHS Release (La Noche del Cometa)
Spanish VHS Release (La Noche del Cometa)
Spanish VHS Release (La Noche Del Cometa) Video Distributor: MGV
Spanish VHS Release (La Noche Del Cometa) Video Distributor: MGV
Japanese VHS Release (ナイト・オブ・ザ・コメット)
Japanese VHS Release (ナイト・オブ・ザ・コメット)
Russian VHS Release (ноча кометы) Video Distributor: Viking Video
Russian VHS Release (ноча кометы) Video Distributor: Viking Video
Polish VHS Release (Noc Komety)
Polish VHS Release (Noc Komety)
Israeli VHS Release, 1992 (מפגשים מסוכנים) (Dangerous Encounters) Video Distributor: Victory Video
Israeli VHS Release, 1992 (מפגשים מסוכנים) (Dangerous Encounters) Video Distributor: Victory Video
Finnish VHS Release (Tuhon yö)
Finnish VHS Release (Tuhon yö)

Korean VHS Release (with thanks to @yokai_meat for the images)


 

CED

Night of the Comet was also available in CED (Capacitance Electronic Discs) format as an RCA Selectavision VideoDisc. CED was a consumer video format on grooved vinyl discs that was marketed by RCA in the 1980s. Catalogue # 24543674399.

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CED Disc Front
CED Disc Reverse
CED Disc Reverse
 The artwork on the back of the disc, in addition to the synopsis of the film, also contains the following info about the film from an uncredited source:

The most often heard question concerning Night of the Comet asks how it’s possible to get those eerie shots of LA without people, cars and airplanes. It is easy. In fact, no tricky optical effects such as painted backdrops or airbrushing were used. Mosrt scenes were shot during the middle of a normal business day.

Many camera positions were set on natural rises. So we see only a short distance before the ground slopes down and out of view, thus hiding all the traffic. For some shots, the actors and crew simply waited for natural breaks in the traffic. And, of course, pointing the camera up at buildings during shooting eliminates traffic problems altogether. That’s all there is to it. Coupled with the right wind sound effects and dialogue replacements flavors the shots of LA with a sense of desertion.


Laserdisc

Laser-Video Entertainment Ltd released a Laserdisc in Hong Kong.
天降凶靈
LVCF0135
NTSC, Mono with CX noise reduction
(Info and photos submitted by Mike Furuli)

Hong Kong Laserdisc Front
Hong Kong Laserdisc Front
Hong Kong Laserdisc Reverse
Hong Kong Laserdisc Reverse
CED Disc Reverse
CED Disc Reverse

VCD

Unofficial Spanish VCD cover – front and back cover with spines

Spanish VCD Front
Spanish VCD Front
vcd-back
Spanish VCD Reverse

Bootleg DVDs

Night of the Comet wasn’t officially released on DVD until March 2007, as a result, to meet fan demand there were a number of Bootleg DVDs in circulation.

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