Sunday, 27 May 2018

On Blu-ray - John Snadden welcomes the re-appearance of Geoff Murphy's THE QUIET EARTH (New Zealand, 1985)

Geoff Murphy
One of the best films from the 1980s was THE QUIET EARTH, a sci-fi pic from New Zealand, directed by Geoff Murphy. It starred Bruno Lawrence, Alison Routledge and Pete Smith. 

The first dawn of the end-of-the-world is one of the most beautiful and foreboding images ever put on screen.

Murphy's two previous films were the ground breaking UTU and GOODBYE PORK PIE. 

Bruno Lawrence went on to have a stellar screen career in Australia and Pete Smith scored big with the lead role in ONCE WERE WARRIORS. 

Arrow Blu-ray cover
For too long a time this film wasn't available on any digital format and only recently has received limited DVD releases. In mid-June, UK film distributor, Arrow, is releasing an extras packed Blu-ray edition of this movie. Click here for the details on the company's website

A much more comprehensive preview of THE QUIET EARTH can be found at DVD Beaver

Alison Routledge, Bruno Lawrence, Pete Smith,
The Quiet Earth

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