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The Quiet Earth

Remember the warning to avoid ‘crossing the streams’ in Ghostbusters? Director Geoff Murphy enjoyed a world-wide release for this eerie sci-fi fantasy about a scientist who becomes unstuck in time-space, alone in an empty world.

The Quiet Earth


Film Movement

1985 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 91 min. / Street Date December 6, 2016 / 39.95

Starring Bruno Lawrence, Alison Routledge, Pete Smith

Cinematography James Bartle

Production Designer Josephine Ford

Art Direction Rick Kofoed

Film Editor Michael Horton

Original Music John Charles

Written by Bill Baer, Bruno Lawrence, Sam Pillsbury from the novel by Craig Harrison

Produced by Sam Pillsbury, Don Reynolds

Directed by Geoff Murphy

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

New Zealand was indeed quiet on science fiction filmmaking before the massive production Lord of the Rings. When Geoff Murphy and Bruno Lawrence surfaced in 1985 with The Quiet Earth it was received as a pleasant surprise, a brainy alternative to the Australian Road Warrior series. Distinguished
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The B Movie Celebration in Franklin, Indiana Gets Set to Showcase Several Creature Features September 23rd

The B Movie Celebration is getting ready to kick off its latest round of films September 23rd. Over thirty films will be in attendance from the zombie thriller Beverley Lane to the creature feature Millenium Bug. As well, several guests will be in attendance including director Kevin Tunney (Night of the Demons) and Tony Randel of Hellbound: Hellraiser 2 fame. Several features will have their World Premiere hosted at Franklin including Camel Spiders, Dino Wolf, and Night Claws. Also several films from the past will be in attendance e.g Killer Clowns from Outer Space. Sasquatch-ploitation features, the staple of B Movie film festivals, will be showing including Night Claws and Nightbeasts.

Nightbeasts will be one of the highlights of the festival and this is the first feature film from director Wes Sullivan. The story involves a father son hunting trip that goes very wrong. In the woods lies an ancient Native legend that is big,
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