The Day of the Triffids

The Day of the Triffids

DVD - 2007
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Following the Earth's close encounter with a comet, a meteor shower blinds the population. Bill Masen, recovering from a vicious plant attack, is one of the few people to survive with his eyesight intact. But the world he emerges into is a nightmare.
Publisher: [United States] : Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas ; Burbank, CA : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video, c2007
ISBN: 9781419860294
1419860291
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 157 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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RoyalJellyIII
Jun 01, 2016

Enjoyable post- apocalyptic BBC TV series made in the 1970's.

Marinetti May 02, 2016

Based on the John Wyndham novel, this mini-series ( made in 1981 ) is better than the 2011 remake. Don't expect to be impressed by the special effects- it's the strong story that will pull you in.

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Calvacade
Jan 18, 2016

Obviously you're not going to watch a BBC production from the 70's for the special effects- what is worth watching is the interesting storyline ( one that has been borrowed by many recent post- apocalyptic films ).

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SherlockHolmes221B
Jun 18, 2014

If you're looking for a corny British sci-fi show to watch, look no further. While the concept of the show is very interesting, the special effects make it downright hilarious. Killer 6ft pitcher plants spraying blinding acid, a meteor shower that induces blindness on the world, and childhood flashbacks make this movie definitely an unintentionally funny show to watch. My suggestion? Read the book. Your imagination has way better special effects and film quality than this.

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kuligs
Oct 06, 2013

Awesome movie! If you are a fan of The Twilight Zone you are sure to like this! Highly suggest it! Very quirky.

laustcawz Jun 22, 2013

This is actually a remake. The original was released in 1962 (based on the same book). Haven't seen either, but would like to see both. Would prefer to see the original first, since most remakes aren't as good as the originals, but this one might be an exception, for all I know.

Veepea Jan 03, 2012

About as faithful an adaptation as is possible; it followed the storyline from the book while modernizing it a bit. I thought it was well done considering the time period.

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AmyS
Apr 12, 2011

A little outdated, but if you enjoyed the book, it's still a good watch.

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PatEe
Nov 27, 2010

By todays standards this version is a bit campy - but that is what makes it so fun. You can tell the actors are having a marvellous time - and so are the Triffids.
It is still a great story - much reworked from the book however.

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cyan
Feb 11, 2010

I've always heard of this series but never watched it until now. I would compare it to the 'Attack of the killer tomatoes'. It is an older series, it's definitely not scary, in fact, when you're confronted with the deadly triffids, it's almost laughable because they look like huge lillies complete with a root-ball that walks (albiet very slowly).
I actually got drawn into it though. What I really liked about it was the way they speculated as to how different groups of people would deal with the prospect of being wiped out and how to go about re-populating the earth(and surviving). Most of the earth's population has been blinded by some kind of light show of beautiful, falling stars. The blind people are very desperate and seek out sighted people to help them to live. (Very aggressively, I might add). I liked all the different angles that they covered of how survivors would deal with their plight.

Is it Cheesy - yes - definitely! It's hard to take a floral, walking root-ball as a real threat! Also, there are big holes in it as well - like for instance, why are the blind people wandering the streets on day One looking for food? They are ready to trap and even kill others, they rob and plunder store fronts. You have to ask yourself how is it that they could be so hungry on day one? Did they forget to look in their own fridges? I have a feeling that they were trying to convey a progression of time that did not come across to the audience.

At any rate, I found myself strangely drawn in. in fact, I think that I might even buy it.

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