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Old 05-02-2018, 06:31 PM
Status: "Not politically correct" (set 16 days ago)
Location: Western Colorado
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Found this in a bargain bin dvd. The BBC version of The Day After, or The Day After is the ABC version of this. Really shook me up. Every world leader should watch this.

Documentary style account of a nuclear holocaust and its effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England; and the eventual long running effects of nuclear war on civilization.

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Old 05-02-2018, 07:24 PM
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I watched that when it aired on TV for the first time. It made The Day After look like Summer School.
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Old 05-03-2018, 03:02 AM
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Seen all three (at least), of Threads, The Day After, and When the Wind Blows.

I think the thing that bugged me the most about Threads was the suspension of rights before the war, such as the picking up of "radicals". Of course, it is the UK, so I don't know what rights they have to begin with. As far as anything else in the flick, well the numbers of how much is GONE in the attack.

Which is rather like what When the Wind Blows is about. People seeing WW III in WW II terms, both from the stand point of how it will be conducted and how much the government will care for you afterwards.

As far as The Day After goes, three things. First of all, I was thinking about that flick tonight, from the stand point of its EMP. It at least had that over Threads. Secondly, watch your back.

And finally? The Day After did have a "positive" note to it with the wedding of the extras. What a way to go, the happiest day of your life and then you step over into oblivion.
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