Near Dark

Near Dark

Director: Kathryn Bigelow Cast: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen
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Overview

Near Dark

In Kathryn Bigelow's tale of vampires in the American Southwest, the creatures of the night aren't elegant, cloaked aristocrats. They're a gun-toting gang that dresses and acts like a motorcycle gang. Caleb (Adrian Pasdar), a restless young man from a small farm town, meets an alluring drifter named Mae (Jenny Wright). She reveals herself to be a vampire, who "turns" Caleb into one of her kind rather than kill him. But the rest of her "family" is slow to accept the newcomer. The ancient leader, Jesse (Lance Henriksen), and his psychotic henchman Severen (Bill Paxton) lay down the law; Caleb has to carry his own weight or die. However, he can't bring himself to kill. He manages to win the gang's approval when he rescues them from certain death in a daytime gunfight during a spectacular motel shoot-out in which every bullet hole lets in a deadly ray of sunlight. When the vampires threaten Caleb's real family, he's forced to choose between life and death. The film avoids the complex vampire mythology of such films as Interview with the Vampire. Instead, it emphasizes the intense, seductive bond that forms between Caleb and the violent but tightly knit gang. Bigelow would later utilize this powerful dramatic device in her 1991 film Point Break.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/07/2009
UPC: 0012236104100
Original Release: 1987
Rating: R
Source: Lions Gate
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:39:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio commentary with director Kathryn Bigelow; Deleted scene with commentary by Kathryn Bigelow

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Adrian Pasdar Caleb Colton
Jenny Wright Mae
Lance Henriksen Jesse
Bill Paxton Severen
Jenette Goldstein Diamondback
Tim Thomerson Loy Colton
Joshua John Miller Homer
Marcie Leeds Sarah Colton
Paul Lane Actor
James LeGros Teenage Cowboy
Eddie Mulder State Trooper
Kenny Call Deputy Sheriff
Ed Corbett Ticket Seller
Troy Evans Plainclothes Officer
Bill Cross Sheriff Eakers
Roger Aaron Brown Cajun Truck Driver
Thomas Wagner Bartender
Robert Winley Patron in Bar
Jan King Waitress
Danny Kopel Biker in Bar
Billy Beck Motel Manager
S.A. Griffin Police Officer at Motel
Bob Terhune State Trooper
Gary Littlejohn State Trooper
Don Pugsley Second truck Driver
Neith Hunter Lady in Car
Theresa Randle Lady in Car
Tony Pierce Highway Youth
Gordon Haight Highway Youth
Leo Geter Caleb's Friend
Gary Wayne Cunningham Caleb's Friend

Technical Credits
Kathryn Bigelow Director,Screenwriter
Adam Greenberg Cinematographer
Mark Allan Associate Producer,Production Manager
Stephen Altman Production Designer
Eddie Cooley Songwriter
Everett Creach Stunts
John Davenport Songwriter
Ed Feldman Executive Producer
Christopher Franke Score Composer
Steve Galich Special Effects
Steven Charles Jaffe Producer
Casey Kelly Songwriter
Guy J. Louthan Asst. Director
Dale Martin Special Effects
Charles R. Meeker Executive Producer
Diane Nabatoff Associate Producer
Joan Parr Songwriter
Diane Perryman Art Director
Joseph Porro Costumes/Costume Designer
Karen Rea Casting
Eric Red Co-producer,Screenwriter
Paul Simmons Songwriter
Davida Simon Makeup
Gordon J. Smith Makeup Special Effects
Howard E. Smith Editor
Donald Summer Sound/Sound Designer
Tangerine Dream Score Composer
Sonny Throckmorton Songwriter
D. Woody Songwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Near Dark
1. Program Start/Main Titles [2:15]
2. Dreamgirl [4:41]
3. "Horses Don't Like Me" [3:01]
4. First Kiss [2:58]
5. Dawn [2:35]
6. Mae's Clan [4:00]
7. New Car [2:43]
8. Broke and Hungry [4:13]
9. Bloodlust [4:35]
10. Homesick [3:23]
11. Nasty Surprise [3:36]
12. Secondhand Meal [4:00]
13. Shit-Kicker Slaughter [8:09]
14. Last Dance [5:23]
15. Firefight [2:16]
16. "Do You Miss the Sun?" [:38]
17. Family Reunion [3:01]
18. Blood Transfusion [3:29]
19. Cured [5:24]
20. Incompatible [3:04]
21. Bad-Ass Bloodsucker [2:42]
22. Showdown [3:09]
23. Flames at Dawn [4:28]
24. Salvation [2:01]
25. End Credits [3:25]

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Near Dark 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i've heard of this classic movie from watching that 100 scariest moments countdown on bravo. it looked interesting and so go to see it but for some reason didn't like it at first but watched it a second time and it wasn't that bad but a pretty good movie. very surprised that adrian pasdar from heroes was in it. he was actually not bad. its good to see him in other stuff than heroes. he is a pretty good actor. and bill paxton was crazy yet funny too. this is the story of a guy meets girl who is a vampire and meets her crazy vampire "family" while being tracked down by his dad and sister. any movie with lance is good for some reason, that's just cool.
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