30 Days of Night [Blu-ray] [2007]

  • SKU: 8680661
  • Release Date: 02/26/2008
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (92 out of 95)

Special Features


  • Audio commentary with Josh Hartnett, Melissa George and producer Rob Tapert
  • Blu-ray exclusive - 30 images of night: graphic novel-to-film comparison photo gallery
  • Behind-the-scenes featurettes:
  • Pre-production, Building Barrow, The Look, Blood Guts & the Nasty #@$&!, Stunts, The Vampire, Night Shoots, Casting

Synopsis


30 Days of Night
Hard Candy director David Slade took the helm for this adaptation of Steve Niles' terrifying comic-book series of the same name. In Barrow, AK, one night can last an eternity. One month every year, this town is plunged into darkness for 30 days due to its location far north of the Arctic Circle. While extended periods of darkness are something that the locals have become accustomed to, this year something sinister is about to emerge from the long and unforgiving night. As a maniacal horde of vampires assumes control of the city streets and begins to feast freely upon the terrified citizens, the local sheriff (Josh Hartnett), his wife (Melissa George), and a small but resilient band of survivors will be forced to choose between saving themselves or helping the few remaining members of their community survive the blood-soaked siege. Original comic creator Niles collaborated with screenwriters Stuart Beattie and Brian Nelson to pen the film, which was produced under Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures banner. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Josh Hartnett
    Josh Hartnett - Eben Oleson
  • Melissa George
    Melissa George - Stella Oleson
  • Danny Huston
    Danny Huston - Marlow
  • Ben Foster
    Ben Foster - The Stranger
  • Mark Boone, Jr.
    Mark Boone, Jr. - Beau Brower



Customer rating

4.4
97%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Relentless!!!

    Posted
    redandblack6s

    This is one of the best vampire films I've ever seen! My wife and I are huge horror buffs, especially in the vampire genre. It has been a while since a good vampire flick has come along. There is of course Van Helsing, the Blade series, and The Underworld series, which are great in thier own right, but those are more action films than they are horror. Not since the late 80s to the mid 90s has there been a good vampire movie, (Lost Boys, Fright Night, Near Dark, Interview With a Vampire, and Bram Stoker's Dracula). There's been a lot of failures also, (Dracula 2000 and 3000, Wes Craven's Dracula series, and the more recent Twilight). So, we were due for one, and this one delivers. It's very intense, has a great plot, and a great cast. This film was actually based on a graphic novel that's a 3 part series, so maybe we'll get another one. My wife and I love this movie, I highly recommend it! Also, two other more recent vampire films that were pretty good are Bled and Rise: Blood Hunter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not bad at all

    Posted
    Kamahama3x
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    I love horror movies and especially vampire movies, not sure why but I've always had a fondness for vampires, and not the romantic kind either. 30 days of night features a more visceral and animalistic vampire, none of those tween pretty vampires, these are what I think of when someone says vampires. These are cruel and just vicious, in-human beasts that vampires should be, there's nothing romantic here at all. As a movie it's not bad, not great either, but worth a watch and a good addition to any horror lovers collection for sure. Movie quality is very good, audio is good as well, no real complaints about the quality. I did check out the special features and they were interesting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    These bloodsuckers will NOT seduce you.

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    AOPisaac
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    The snow & darkness of 30 DAYS is very reminiscent of John Carpenter's perfect THE THING, enhancing a feeling of trapped-and-stranded very appropriate for this violent vampire outing. Based on a comic book, the only shortcomings in my book are some mid-movie group strategy discussions that would play out much more fluidly on the paneled page than they do on the screen. Maybe the editing and/or performances are stiff and stale during these quieter moments, but it was really the only point at which this reviewer was pulled out of this otherwise fun and frozen-blood-caked action/horror flick.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best vampire movie

    Posted
    Barback

    This is my favorite vampire movie, and with digital picture and sound it is only better. These vampires are slightly traditional, but are more gruesome than any other group of vampires that I had ever seen. They are like wolves amongst a herd of sheep and it is for the most part just a slaughter. Whoever put two to two together with Alaska having 30 days of night and making that a great opporunity for vampires is a genius. Survivors have to make their way through the town getting what supplies they can so they can survive, but doing so is not so easy but they have two advantages they know the town and they know the cold. A must own for vampire lovers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculous.

    Posted
    skuhdoosh

    Rent it. Do not purchase this. Some people disagree with my opinion but if you really watch this movie, it's, for lack of a better word, stupid. The vampires made me laugh hysterically and wipe away my laughter tears. At first, they seemed believable. They looked like average people, except with sharp teeth and wore all black. So they did look cool (like vampires should) but not over the top with sunglasses and leather pants. But anyways, this movie was just boring and stupid. I would only see it again to laugh at their feeble attempt to create a frightening "genre-defying" vampire movie. Even though they wear leather in Blade, watch those instead. They are amazing. Thanks Mark.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best vampire movie ever

    Posted
    bestbuymediaguru791

    Not being a fan of vampire flicks other than "lost boys" back in the day - i was pleasantly surprised by this different take on the genre. These vampires were more like zombies to me other than they were strong, fast, and intelligent. Some great gore effects and decent acting make this one of the better horror flicks of 2007. I recommend the graphic novel also. The only downside (if any) was the ending was kind of lame as it tried to make some kind of love story out of the two main characters whom I was never truly interested in to beign with. If it was dark there so often couldn't they have hid him in a basement or something until the next thirty days came around? Just me...

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Scary good!

    Posted
    emoney

    I knew this movie was going to be good, but didn't know it was going to be this good. This is one of the best vampire movies I've ever seen and was well worth the money. On Blu-Ray too so you already know it's going to look and sound amazing! As if being in a town that's pitch black dark for 30 24-hour days isn't scray enough, you throw in some nasty blood sucking freaky sounding vampires and you've got a problem. Not only do the vampires look truly different from the norm, but even the way they move and communicate will bug you out, especially when it comes to the boss man. If you're into vampire movies, you'd do yourself a huge injustice by not picking this up!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding movie

    Posted
    mrrapture

    This is a must own movie for vampire horror fans. I bought the widescreen version on it's release date. I enjoyed the gore and realism of what vampires actually might be like if they existed. I enjoyed that the vampires in the film spoke a diffrent language all of there own. Great cast. The flaws in this movie would be the ending was def lame. Some of the acting was bad every now and again. I would def recommend this movie if your a horror fan, love gore or like vampire movies such as Interview with a vampire and salems lot.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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