That Brit Version of The Day After?

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That Brit Version of The Day After?

Post by Kolohe » 09 Oct 2017, 22:07

What was the name of that TV show?
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Re: That Brit Version of The Day After?

Post by dbcooper » 09 Oct 2017, 22:15

Threads
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Re: That Brit Version of The Day After?

Post by Andrew » 09 Oct 2017, 22:16

On the Beach?
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Re: That Brit Version of The Day After?

Post by dbcooper » 09 Oct 2017, 22:16

In the 60's there was The War Game.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059894/
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Re: That Brit Version of The Day After?

Post by the innominate one » 09 Oct 2017, 22:21

"The Day Following that Frightfully Awful Day, but We Were Eventually Able to Have a Spot of Tea"
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Re: That Brit Version of The Day After?

Post by dbcooper » 09 Oct 2017, 22:23

the innominate one wrote:
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"The Day Following that Frightfully Awful Day, but We Were Eventually Able to Have a Spot of Tea"
Not in Threads.
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Re: That Brit Version of The Day After?

Post by the innominate one » 09 Oct 2017, 22:25

I must have been thinking of a different movie.
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Re: That Brit Version of The Day After?

Post by Kolohe » 09 Oct 2017, 22:44

the innominate one wrote:
09 Oct 2017, 22:25
I must have been thinking of a different movie.
Hitcherhikers Guide to the Galaxy is where they eventually have a spot of tea after the end of the world.
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Re: That Brit Version of The Day After?

Post by the innominate one » 09 Oct 2017, 22:47

Boiled leaves with bovine secretion?
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Re: That Brit Version of The Day After?

Post by Jennifer » 10 Oct 2017, 00:21

Threads is available on YouTube. It's even more depressing than The Day After, because TDA ends only a few days or weeks after the nukes fall, so you have to use your imagination to consider how much everything will suck from then on. Threads goes on for another generation, and shows you firsthand how humanity is pretty much fucked forever (assuming we don't just go extinct).
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Re: That Brit Version of The Day After?

Post by Jennifer » 10 Oct 2017, 00:32

You might also be interested in When the Wind Blows, a British cartoon-movie about nuclear war. It was originally a 1980s book (which likely traumatized a LOT of kids back in the day, because it looks like a kid's cartoon story; apparently there came a point where the publisher had to include notes to booksellers and librarians, telling them NOT to put the book in the children's sections of their stores or libraries). I have a copy of the book, which I picked up at a library sale a few years ago -- dirt-cheap, because whoever sorted and priced the books also thought it was for kids. So not only did I make a good score for myself, I likely saved some kid from psychological trauma. Yay!

[Googles] Huh, When the Wind Blows is also on YouTube.
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Re: That Brit Version of The Day After?

Post by dbcooper » 10 Oct 2017, 00:39

That Roger Waters soundtrack would've been so cheery though. ;-)

The American TV-movie Testament was supposed to be quite chilling.
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Post by dbcooper » 10 Oct 2017, 00:40

Has anyone seen Countdown to Looking Glass?
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Re: That Brit Version of The Day After?

Post by Painboy » 10 Oct 2017, 00:50

By Dawn's Early Light was pretty good when I last saw it many many years ago. Deals with a limited nuclear war that threatens to go full scale.

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Re: That Brit Version of The Day After?

Post by Shem » 10 Oct 2017, 01:39

Jennifer wrote:
10 Oct 2017, 00:32
You might also be interested in When the Wind Blows, a British cartoon-movie about nuclear war. It was originally a 1980s book (which likely traumatized a LOT of kids back in the day, because it looks like a kid's cartoon story; apparently there came a point where the publisher had to include notes to booksellers and librarians, telling them NOT to put the book in the children's sections of their stores or libraries).
It didn't help that the guy who wrote and illustrated it was also an acclaimed children's writer, and his previous book (The Snowman) was made into an academy award nominated short and a beloved musical.
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Re: That Brit Version of The Day After?

Post by Sandy » 10 Oct 2017, 09:34

Painboy wrote:
10 Oct 2017, 00:50
By Dawn's Early Light was pretty good when I last saw it many many years ago. Deals with a limited nuclear war that threatens to go full scale.
I'm tempted to see if I could revive it by sending it to progressives so they orgasm over the BUFF driver's solution to end the war.
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Re: That Brit Version of The Day After?

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 10 Oct 2017, 11:01

Sandy wrote:
10 Oct 2017, 09:34
Painboy wrote:
10 Oct 2017, 00:50
By Dawn's Early Light was pretty good when I last saw it many many years ago. Deals with a limited nuclear war that threatens to go full scale.
I'm tempted to see if I could revive it by sending it to progressives so they orgasm over the BUFF driver's solution to end the war.
I saw it in the 2000s or 2010s, it holds up.
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Re: That Brit Version of The Day After?

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 10 Oct 2017, 11:02

Also, I am annoyed that the only way Threads is available in the US is YouTube.
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Re: That Brit Version of The Day After?

Post by dbcooper » 10 Oct 2017, 14:35

Fin Fang Foom wrote:
10 Oct 2017, 11:02
Also, I am annoyed that the only way Threads is available in the US is YouTube.
Why not buy the region 2 dvd?
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Re: That Brit Version of The Day After?

Post by dead_elvis » 10 Oct 2017, 15:00

Our 10th grade social studies teacher was one of those phoning-it-in-till-retirement-here-watch-a-video teachers, but to his credit one of the videos was Threads (and Connections! Now that I think about it, possibly best teacher ever). It made quite an impression.
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Re: That Brit Version of The Day After?

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 10 Oct 2017, 16:18

dbcooper wrote:
10 Oct 2017, 14:35
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
10 Oct 2017, 11:02
Also, I am annoyed that the only way Threads is available in the US is YouTube.
Why not buy the region 2 dvd?
I'm not some Bolshevik that's going to kowtow to government schemes so I have to buy a region free blu ray/DVD.
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Re: That Brit Version of The Day After?

Post by dbcooper » 10 Oct 2017, 16:27

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Re: That Brit Version of The Day After?

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 10 Oct 2017, 16:40

dbcooper wrote:
10 Oct 2017, 16:27
You could use a VPN:

https://www.justwatch.com/uk/movie/threads
You could just not be such a Bolshevik.
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Re: That Brit Version of The Day After?

Post by Highway » 10 Oct 2017, 16:56

dbcooper wrote:
10 Oct 2017, 16:27
You could use a VPN:

https://www.justwatch.com/uk/movie/threads
Speaking of VPNs, Amazon appears to reject any PrivateInternetAccess IP address as out-of-region locked for Amazon Video, even if you're a subscriber in the correct region (and the VPN IP is in the correct region).
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