30 Days of Night details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Josh Hartnett, Ben Foster, Melissa George, Danny Huston, Craig Hall, Kate O'Rourke, Mark Boone Junior, Joel Tobeck, Mark Rendall|
|Studio:||ICON HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
30 Days of Night
|Run time:||1 hour 49 minutes|
|Rental release:||21 Mar 2008|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
A vampire survival pic that is a rare find if you're willing to accept a few plot holes...
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1 Day of NightBy SLCpunk (32 reviews) from South Glamorgan , 19 Nov 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]Ok the vampires, violence and vision of this film were exellent, but there's not much else to it. My main problem is that it could've all happened in one night, the only thing that changed from day 1 to day 30 was Hartnett's beard. At its roots its a survival horror film in the vein of Dawn of the Dead, but 30 days just doesnt ramp up the isolation, starvation and fraying character relations that 'Dawn' does so well.
All the film does to distinguish between days is pop a subtitle on your screen. If they put scratches effects on the screen and badly dubbed dialogue this could be the secret 3rd Grindhouse film because it feels that large sections of the film are missing between these 'day 17', 'day 30' subtitles. I feel a little bad about complaining about this though cos the book that spawned it was about the width of a hair and jumped pretty much from day 1 to day 30 but...
It is a solid horror though with the vampires probably being the best ones ever seen in the movies. The story isnt exactly the same as the book with little things changing to pave the way for set pieces. The violence was very realistic with the censors obviously napping during this one to give it a 15 cert.
With a little bit more focus on the passing time, growing desperation etc this could have been one of THE GREATS! However its just one that grates a little.
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Good Vampire MovieBy Alexander-UK (128 reviews) , 20 Oct 2013This is one of my favourite vampire movies, the vamps are genuinely nasty looking, not like them silly recent movies where they look like models. Would recommend if you have not seen it before.
These vamps dont twinkleBy TheWatchman (753 reviews) from Suburbia , 20 Aug 2013Ah, vampires, those pillars of the community who go to your local highschool and have pretty gold eyes because they only hunt animals. Oh, and they twinkle too in sunlight. Im very pleased to say that 30 Days of Night isnt anything like that. These vampires have fangs that would make mincemeat of Kristen Stewarts neck and have a nasty habit of slaughtering every man, woman and child they meet. And they meet Josh the beard Hartnett in his Alaskan town which is so northerly that the sun doesnt rise for thirty days (hence the title, right?). What follows is a story of survival, where the handful of remaining townsfolk (led by Hartnetts beard) have to last the thirty days before the eventual sunrise which will kill their undead foe (of which the head vampire bears more than a passing resemblance to Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys... but with bigger teeth and a thirst for blood, rather than poppy dance anthems). And its good (if you dont look too closely). It has impressive action set pieces, characters you care about, plenty of gore to keep us claret-lovers entertained and vampires who you dont want to slap for being so wet and Emo. It could all be a classic, if it wasnt for the fact and you might want to skip this bit, just in case you dont notice that the whole thirty days aspect seems to be well and truly glossed over. In fact, it could all happen in one night and youd be none the wise. But that is a slight niggle and, if you like your vampires old fashioned and nasty (as opposed to falling in love with teenage waifs who are incapable of cracking a smile) then you should like this (although, whatever you do, dont watch the sequel its a terrible attempt at cashing in on the success of this one).
When the winter nights draw inBy Sleepwell (17 reviews) , 21 Feb 2013A different take on the vampire movie that is moody and gritty - no vampire glamour here. Melissa George and Josh Hartnett shine.
Appalingly DreadfulBy a customer , 06 Jan 2013One of the worst vampire movies I have had the misfortune to come across - I instantly deleted its follow-up from my List. Despite some admittedly stunning cinematography (there are some memorable images), the suspense is minimal and the gestures hackneyed.
the bombBy a customer , 27 Nov 2012Excellent movie, if you like some gore and guts brialliant vamp movie. Cant wait for the next one to come out.