This is terrifying. If you don't know about Threads yet, watch this trailer. It's scary.
I can't imagine what the initial reactions to this movie must have been like when it originally aired on British television. Threads looks like the ultimate nightmare. Just watching that preview made me super unsettled. I want to watch this as soon as it comes out in January, but damn if the film doesn't make me scared of getting nuked before then.
Threads is getting the deluxe treatment from Severin, so we'll for sure be getting the best possible presentation of this doomsday nightmare. The DVD, blu and limited edition version are all available to pre-order now. Here are the details for the release, let's hope we're still around when it comes out.
The Movie That Shook The World.
Restored In HD For The First Time Ever.
In September 1984, it was aired on the BBC and shocked tens of millions of UK viewers. Four months later, it was broadcast in America and became the most watched basic cable program in history. After more than three decades, it remains one of the most acclaimed and shattering made-for-television movies of all time. Reece Dinsdale (Coronation Street), David Brierly (Doctor Who) and Karen Meagher (in a stunning debut performance) star in this “graphic and haunting” (People Magazine) docudrama about the effects of a nuclear attack on the working-class city of Sheffield, England as the fabric of society unravels. Directed by Mick Jackson (THE BODYGUARD, TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE) from a screenplay by novelist/playwright Barry Hines (Ken Loach’s KES) and nominated for seven BAFTA Awards, “the most terrifying and honest portrayal of nuclear war ever filmed” (The Guardian) has now been fully restored from a 2K scan for the first time ever.
- Audio Commentary with Director Mick Jackson Moderated By Film Writer Kier-La Janisse and Severin Films’ David Gregory
- Audition For The Apocalypse: Interview With Actress Karen Meagher
- Shooting The Annihilation: Interview With Director Of Photography Andrew Dunn
- Destruction Designer: Interview With Production Designer Christopher Robilliard
- Interview With Film Writer Stephen Thrower
- US Trailer