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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Not the best vampire film ever.By gingerspike (432 reviews) from Grimsby , 31 Oct 2011Not a bad slice of bloody vampire horror. The film is very well acted and had some great moments but I can't help but feel that there was something missing.
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A horror with eye candyBy a customer , 24 Oct 2011Good old fashioned horror. Story is good, the movie makes you jump in all the right places and it has some decent eye candy :-)
I have watched more than once. Its like a Scream movie with Vampires.
That Time of The MonthBy Robinski (180 reviews) from Glasgow , 18 Oct 2011Enjoyable vampire flick with a nice line in claustrophobic winter settings, but I'm afraid there are just too many fangbanger flicks around these days for this passable foray to stand out from the crowd. The central idea does deliver a genuine sense of impending doom, and there is real tension laced through much of the movie, but it isn't really equipped to compete with the excellent 'Interview With The Vampire' or TVs 'Tru Blood' - even the Twilight films, which director David Slade moved on to (Eclipse, 2010), in which vampirism is treated as little more than incidental to the coming-of-age motif, have more to recommend them, despite their faults.
a scary vampire movieBy a customer from london, England , 11 Sep 2011forget the rest, this is one of the best (of what is a rather silly movie genre), but is at least scary - remember when vampires were scary and didn't look like Robert Paterson?
Gory !!!By a customer , 02 Sep 2011Great movie, jumpy at parts, at times it take you back a bit.
Whats good is its not all predictable.
Very gory!! If you can handle blood a must see!