I first saw this film when it was shown on tv, i thought i ws great then, some really punchy, cool tracks which play throughout the film.
It's strange since it was only thenavailable on tape then, and more recently on dvd, upon mass request.
i have just finished watching it, the basic story is a returning comet falls to earth, or rather america, turning most of the unsheltered into red dust, the rest , flesh hungry zombies, you could say a little of (night o9f the living dead), as our 2 leading ladies wake up, and rejoin each other, they are confronted with the horribly truth. Meanwile a scientist bunker, hidden in an area 51 type is working on a blood/ reversal cure to stop the effects, as our heros are drawn to a local radio station, they meet up with another survivor, after a short while he goes on jis seperate journey, after a heart to heart, arm themselfs shoot up a car, and go shopping, only to be captured by a trio of zonmbies, but later rescued, but are they, as our main hero finds out they are mearly just test subjects and antidote material. After a brief inturlude she escapes, with her sister, hecter, and the 2 kids escape, before the ensuing posse who follow them, get blown up upon there decision to folow them, a lone zombie grabs one of them, and is taken out, they escape. The ending sequence is quite sureal, and also very funny, as they are dressed up and goofing off, her sister goes off with a guy who's initials are DMK, and the rest of them throwing a football, or taking snap shots.
The film is in wide screen, which is pretty good, the transfer rate, and colour is pretty good , for an old classic. the sound is 2.0 and in mono, but still pretty decent to listen to, overall this is a great all round film, there are no special features, apart from chapter/scene selection. I noticed that some of the credits seemed a littled blured/ or fuzzy, but generally okay. It would have been nice if it had some more content to, but, it still remains a classic, since it never dates, and has some bangin' songs in it, so you'll always want to hear those songs again.
The original sound track to the film IS still available, but rare, but fans can get this, as well as rare posters and promo magazine covers. If you want to see a great classy sci fi film, have a look at this, it has humour, it some shock moments, and it has some action, and all in 93mins
This is, or should be available in R1(usa) and R2 uk format dvds, and i would say probaly simular content. A worthwile film to ad to your collection.