The Quiet Earth (1985) (Umbrella Entertainment BLU-RAY REVIEW)

The Quiet Earth (1985) (Umbrella Entertainment BLU-RAY REVIEW)

The Quiet Earth (1985) (Umbrella Entertainment BLU-RAY REVIEW)

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The Quiet Earth (1985) (Umbrella Entertainment BLU-RAY REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Geoff Murphy
STARRING: Bruno Lawrence, Alison Routledge, Pete Smith
AVAILABLE FROM Umbrella Entertainment


A man wakes up to find himself literally alone in the world and goes about trying to find other survivors, as well as to find out what happened. He suspects that a government research project he was involved in had something to do with the disappearance of everyone. Eventually, he finds several other people, and once they begin to trust each other they try to figure out why they were left on earth.

Can you imagine what it would be liked to wake up one day and have everyone else in the world seemingly be gone? Well, that’s just what happens in The Quiet Earth. A man wakes up and everyone else is gone. It goes about as well as you’d imagine for this person at first, but soon the state of always being alone gets to him and that’s before other people finally show and up and we head on into another direction. I don’t know if you are supposed to toss this one into the mix as an art film but at times it certainly does feel that way. This is a movie that can be just as haunting visually as it can also be visually stunning. The great atmosphere and look of the film are only made even more greater by this Blu-ray release. I won’t say everyone who runs across this one will love it but you’d have to be blind not to be able to at least enjoy the mood this one has visually and the way it pops off the screen on this release.


The movie is also a well-acted affair with our leading male totally driving the emotions of the film home. A movie like this, especially at the start, really depends on a performance to make it work and rest a sure that actor Bruno Lawrence does his part and then some to make this work as well as it does. The movie can be subtle and it takes a moment to get some stuff going, but all in all, I think The Quiet Earth is worthy to join the ranks of Umbrella’s Beyond Genre’s line. This one here does seem just a bit short on extras, but you do get an audio commentary and some trailers. The cover as always looks great and the movie is enjoyable and a bit on the artsy side of the cinematic world. I recommend it and enjoyed it.


– Audio Commentary with Writer/Producer Sam Pillsbury
– Theatrical Trailer
– Restoration Trailer


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