The Quiet Earth

The Quiet Earth

DVD - 2006
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At exactly 6:12 a.m., government research scientist Zac Hubson awakens to discover that he may be the last man on Earth. Homes, highways and entire cities are deserted. He soon learns down the road that he isn't alone, a woman and a truck are still there.
Publisher: [United States] : Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2006
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: DVD QUIET
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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May 01, 2019

can see why there has been few check outs. Very weird movie with an ending that made no sense

Aug 11, 2018

A very disappointing "Last-Man-On-Earth" story with some bargain-basement visual effects (before CGI).

Apr 12, 2018

Horrible movie! Waste of time and life!

May 06, 2017

Not worth watching, and I'm sorry I even sat through this movie. They seriously could have made this a half hour episode of The Twilight Zone and done a better job. I'm surprised so many people have a hold on this DVD, and if you're one of them, you might as well cancel it.

Mar 30, 2017

Waste of time!

Mar 20, 2017

The way I see it - All that "The Quiet Earth" comes down to being is just a poor man's version of "I Am Legend".

Even though the release dates between these 2 films is 22 years apart, with The Quiet Earth coming out way back in 1985, long before I Am Legend, it's still impossible not to compare these 2 films, right down the their very last details.

Yes, "Earth" and "Legend" certainly do contain a lot of similarities in their plot-lines, etc., but, just the same, there are definitely some notable differences between these 2 films, as well. For instance, The Quiet Earth's story takes place in New Zealand, while I Am Legend's location is NYC.

Note: The remainder of this review may contain spoilers.

It's at The Quiet Earth's big, climatic finale where this film loses significant points, all due to a technical problem that was quite visibly evident when it came to the presentation of the particular scene.

Whoever it was that set up this final, all-important shot certainly wasn't paying very close attention to what they were doing when it came to keeping all of the imagery as still as possible. And so, as a result of this neglect, the dramatic background matte-images of the planet Saturn as it slowly rises up over Earth's ocean horizon fluctuates rapidly at an alarming rate, which is quite easily noticeable to the naked-eye.

This whole faulty technical blooper was not only incredibly annoying, but it completely ruined the otherwise awesome effect of this scene, reducing what was basically a fairly good film to the level of something quite disappointing and extremely amateurish.

Jan 28, 2017

For its time (the 1980s) and before CGI, this was good film making. Still holds up pretty well. Good story. NZ and Aussie films are usually fun. Amazing final image.

Jan 26, 2017

Highlights of The Quiet Earth:
1. Full-frontal male nudity.
2. Analog clocks and 60's wallpaper
3. No subtitles (and thick Aussie accent)
4. CGI came in under their $35.79 budget
5. Bad remake of a bad remake of Vincent Price's LMoE or Heston's Omega Man.
6. One Black, one bald, one red-head.
Instead watch one of these

clroger Mar 04, 2013

interesting, too long but good


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Mar 30, 2017

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