Friday, 27 August 2010

Threads - 1984 Nuclear War Docudrama

Remember being shown this at school. Nearly shit my pants.

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10 comments:

  1. Awesome film!

    I'm REALLY glad that I didn't see it back in the 80's because I think I would have reacted in the same way the character played by Anne Sellors did (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1856457/)!

    It's also available (in one complete film) on Google Videos - http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2023790698427111488# - I can't recommend it highly enough (especially having recently seen The Road and The Book of Eli).

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  2. DJ PIGG, it's shocking, isn't it? The now dated look of it makes it more disturbing.

    Thanks for the link, added it.

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  3. I watched this for the first time a short while ago. It's brilliant and unrelenting in how hopeless it is. Despite its age it remains quite powerful.

    -butchrobotpope

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  4. butchrobotpope, it's a gem. Also realised parts of it sound so familiar as they've been used in a Conflict song...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mp2deejJP0M

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  5. I always did find stuff like this disturbing, because unlike Klingons and the likes, this could really happen. Neville Shute's on the beach was also a pretty disturbing read.

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  6. Keith, thanks for mentioning that, ordered it off Amazon to read on a plane journey in a few weeks. Probably have a panic attack.

    Klingons aren't real????

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  7. We saw it at school. It was even more disturbing for us as we lived 10 miles from sheffield!

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  8. Andy, seems to have been a school thing. Wonder if they thought our generation was gonna save them from it?

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  9. Back then when my wife was pregnant with our first child, our friends thought we were crazy to have kids. We lived in Germany and NATO was deploying Pershing missiles to counter the Russian SS-20s. It looked like even a 'small' tactical war would have vaporized us. Glad I didn't see this film at the time.

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  10. Matthew, best you didn't see it at that time. No-one wants to be melted or have a deformed baby...the suspense - I wanted to see what was wrong with it.

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