- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: July 7, 2009
- Originally Released: 1987
- Label: Lions Gate
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Director Kathryn Bigelow
- with Commentary by Director Kathryn Bigelow
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Entertainment Weekly - 10/04/1996
"...Stylish....Paxton brings rugged gusto and joie de gore to the afterlife..." -- Rating: B
Variety - 09/23/1987
"...NEAR DARK achieves a new look in vampire films. High-powered but pared down, slick but spare, this is something akin to THE BADLANDS of the supernatural..."
Los Angeles Times - 10/09/1987
"...It has force and passion....Bigelow packs the film with intense imagery, haunting shots..."
Sight and Sound - 10/01/2003
"...[With] potent performances....The magic-hour lustre of Adam Greenberg's cinematography and Tangerine Dream's propulsive score are other highlights..."
Ultimate DVD - 03/01/2007
4 stars out of 5 -- "NEAR DARK has a fresh approach for a vampire movie, exploring the point of view from the outsiders looking in..."
Cult Film |
Essential Cinema |
Kidnapping And Missing Persons |
Theatrical Release |
- Produced by Feldman/Meeker Productions.
- Shot on location in Oklahoma; Casa Grande, Arizona; Los Angeles and Coolidge, California, in CFI color, Ultra-Stereo sound.
- Began shooting November 17, 1986; Released in New York City and Los Angeles, California October, 1987.
- Shown at the 1987 Toronto Festival of Festivals.
- Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Classification.
- Director Kathryn Bigelow's second feature film. Her debut film was the 1983 feature "The Loveless." She also directed "Blue Steel," "Point Break," and "Strange Days."