Near Dark: 2 DVD: Special Edition Set £5.83 + Free Delivery @ Blah
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Near Dark: 2 DVD: Special Edition Set £5.83 + Free Delivery @ Blah

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Found 23rd Jan 2009
A young cowboy is seduced by a new girl in town only to find out he has been kissed by a vampire. Slowly turning into a creature of the night, he is persuaded to join up with the girl and a roaming band of ghouls. But when his own father and sister become targets in the vampires' endless search for 'food,' he is forced to choose between loyalty to the vampires, or loyalty his own family. NEAR DARK is a stylish and brutal mixture of horror, western, and action conventions from director Kathryn Bigelow (STRANGE DAYS) that ranks among the best vampire movies ever made.

Special Features
Living in Darkness documentary (47 mins)
Director's commentary
Deleted scenes with Director's Commentary
poster and stills gallery
Behind the Scenes stills gallery

2 Comments

Great film - I think we have similar tastes Andy!

Check out the bar scene which Bigelow's then fella James Cameron ripped off in Terminator 2.

Even better is Bigelow's previous film The Loveless out on Anchor Bay in the US... Willem Dafoe's first film. Also with rockabilly dude Robert Gordon who did quite a few songs on the soundtrack - very much a prototype Terminator on the motorcycle. Co-directed by a guy who went on to help create Twin Peaks with David Lynch - lots of parallels style-wise here.

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Great film - I think we have similar tastes Andy!Even better is Bigelow's … Great film - I think we have similar tastes Andy!Even better is Bigelow's previous film The Loveless out on Anchor Bay in the US... Willem Dafoe's first film.



We're probably about the same age and suffered the same slightly haluciagenic late teens/early twenties upbringing; which lends itself to the type of film; music; reading material that fits in nicely with all that.

What I like about Near Dark (apart from THE bar scene) is how it treats vampirism as a drug addiction. Wasn't it the first film to do that? Probably anyone who hasn't seen this film before may well think it a bit cliched when they first watch it. But, it was the first of its kind, that spawned loads of vampire/horror rip offs. A cliche only becomes a cliche because it's been ripped off so much.

For example, I've just received the 3 DVD Boxset of the Bella Lugosi Frankenstein films. Can't wait to watch them (and then Young Frankenstein that also arrived today). But again, they were the first; the greatest and as a massive film fan I get really frustrated with people who are not able to see this, and refer to them as "Black and White rubbish".

I'm waffling.:oops:

See you in my next post:thumbsup:
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