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.
Disc #1 -- Near Dark Chapter Selection Extras Commentary Deleted Scene With Commentary by Director Kathryn Bigelow Audio Setup Dolby Digital 5.1 DTS (Playback Requires DTS Decoder) Dolby Surround 2.0 Commentary With Director Kathryn Bigelow THX Optimizer Audio Tests Video Tests Play
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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.