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40 Days And Nights – 2012 (Review)

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Director: Peter Geiger

Writer: H. Perry Horton (screenplay)

Runtime: 86 min

Genre: Action/Adventure/Thriller

Release Date: 27 November 2012 (USA)


Cast Of Characters:

Alex Carter…John

Monica Keena…Tessa

Alex Arleo…Roger

Alex Ball…Welker

Victoria Barabas…Oates

Ty Barnett…Amato

David Bittick…Guard

Adam Burch…Purchase

Hector Luis Bustamante…Bruce (as Hector Bustamante)

Christianna Carmine…Lynn

Marcus Choi…Williams

Emily Davenport…Jennifer

Evan Dumouchel…David

Susannah Hart Jones…Kiley

Scott Hoxby…Admiral Wallace



When a colossal tectonic shift causes the sea level to start rising, a microbiologist gathers the DNA of as many species as she can, while the military creates an “ark” in a desperate attempt to preserve life on Earth.


DVD Archive Review: When time runs out for mankind to prepare for a repeat flood of the globe, scientists get to work on finishing the “Ark’s”; vessels that will brave the rising tides, destructive seas and lashing rain which will last for 40 Days and Nights – A Biblical occurrence which is estimated to be upon the human race within the next 50 years. For the finished construction of “The Ark’”, our last best hope lays in the hands of these people who will, after the threats have subsided create a brand new world for man to continue…and live.

Asylum Studios, “Who are they?”, “What are they?” and “Where are they from?”…As well as “Why do they make films?” Okay, let’s investigate a little into the background of this high rising Film Company before we reveal our “Review” on this movie.

Assylum Pictures:  Robin MacPherson (born 1959 in Glasgow, Scotland) is Professor of Screen Media at Edinburgh Napier University and director of Screen Academy Scotland (a Skillset Film and Media Academy partnership with Edinburgh College of Art). Educated at Garthamlock Secondary School in Glasgow and the University of Stirling he entered the film and television industry in 1989 as a producer at Edinburgh Film Workshop Trust where he made documentary, current affairs and drama including the BAFTA-nominated half-hour drama ‘The Butterfly Man’. In 1997 he established Asylum Pictures, an independent production company whose films include the Scottish-BAFTA nominated documentary ‘Tree Fellers’ and (as co-producer) the award-winning ‘Fellini: I’m a born liar’. After two years as Development Executive at Scottish Screen in 2002 he joined Edinburgh Napier University where in 2005 he became the first Director of Screen Academy Scotland and since 2008 has led ENGAGE, an EU MEDIA-funded collaboration with the Irish, Estonian and Finnish national film schools. In 2010 he was appointed by the Scottish Government to the Board of Creative Scotland. In 2011 he was made Director of the Institute for Creative Industries at Edinburgh Napier University and in April 2011 he joined the Board of Creative Edinburgh. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and blogs at

Alright, moving on…40 Days and Nights had become a more ‘shoved’ film to us than those which have been given for an honest and impartial review, like “Meloncholia” and “Drive”, which were good films, just misunderstood by the media hype that somehow made them out to be the best thing since sliced bread. It was throughout viewing “40 Days and Nights” that I, myself wanted to reach for the remote control, though there were moments [and I do mean moments] where the film scenes were okay. Don’t get me wrong, because as I have already mentioned so many times over the last 20+ years “The world needs B-Movie’s”. It really does, and as such, you will find that “40 Days and Nights” fits that bill immediately into the 24th minute of viewing.

The cast is unknown, unless you have seen the same Actor’s in yet another Asylum Film or a B-Movie in the America’s. Though to be completely fair, some were actually dedicated and passionate about their parts, which drove the momentary scenes I mentioned into possible salvageable parts for the “Real Movie”; it could be remade into some of a greater picture, and in saying this, the storyline could be tweaked enough to bring to the Cinema World a near as adequate “Day After Tomorrow” Apocalyptic, Action, Adventure film – The 3 A’s.


DVD Archive Rating: 4/10


Additional Details:

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 27 November 2012 (USA)

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA


Technical Specs:

Runtime: 86 min

Sound Mix: Dolby

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1


40 Days And Nights (Official Trailer) 2012



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