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MrMojok
04-29-2007, 07:26 PM
I'd been hearing about this movie for years, and only just got to see it.

It's a 1984 BBC production about a global nuclear conflict. Not about the military aspect of it, but rather the survivors, if you want to call them that, and what their lives are like after the calamity.

It's here:

'Threads' on Google Video (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2023790698427111488&q=)

I would highly recommend that you all take the time to watch it. Especially Americans who like me never got a chance to see it before.

Huxley_S
04-29-2007, 08:10 PM
You didn't need subtitles for the thick Yorkshire accents? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

I remember seeing Threads when I was about 12 years old. It scared the living sh*t out of everyone.

Esel1964
04-29-2007, 08:24 PM
I've got it on VHS,it's definitely one you'll never forget after watching.Very well done.

Pirschjaeger
04-29-2007, 08:42 PM
Ha ha ha, when I saw the title I thought "Just what we need, more OT threads whining. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I wish I could open that but google vids are blocked in China. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

MrMojok
04-29-2007, 08:53 PM
Originally posted by Huxley_S:
You didn't need subtitles for the thick Yorkshire accents? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

Not for the most part, but there were a few lines where I had to run it back and re-listen a couple of times http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Here in the US we had a similar show at about the same time called "The Day After", but "Threads" makes that one look pretty lame.

I watched this last night, and I have been unable to get it out of my mind ever since http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Esel1964
04-29-2007, 09:10 PM
Originally posted by MrMojok:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Huxley_S:
You didn't need subtitles for the thick Yorkshire accents? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

Not for the most part, but there were a few lines where I had to run it back and re-listen a couple of times http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Here in the US we had a similar show at about the same time called "The Day After", but "Threads" makes that one look pretty lame.

I watched this last night, and I have been unable to get it out of my mind ever since http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif
That was kinda how I reacted.

Rubylust
04-29-2007, 11:04 PM
Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
Ha ha ha, when I saw the title I thought "Just what we need, more OT threads whining. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I wish I could open that but google vids are blocked in China. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

Hi... I couldn't help to feel for you. You might want to try an anonymizer. I have over time communicated with others in mainland China who are able to bypass the government's filtering using them.

They are effectively 3rd party proxy servers. They usually slow data transfer speed and are not completely dependable but they can still be very effective.

Anyway here's just one suggestion if you're interested:

http://anon.inf.tu-dresden.de/win/download_en.html

They are located in Dresden and although I'm in America I find their servers more dependable than most.

Jagdgeschwader2
04-29-2007, 11:07 PM
Wow..... I wish I hadn't watched that.


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mmitch10
04-30-2007, 01:20 AM
I was a teenager ling in Sheffield when it came out. Watching all the places I hung out get obliterated really scared the s**t out of me! Great film, not seen it in a long time though

AWL_Spinner
04-30-2007, 02:10 AM
Is the whole thing on Google Video?

I have the DVD.

Scary stuff, and a great study of one of the logical outcomes of the cold war (thankfully, one that didn't come to pass).

Programmes like this remind people of what it was all about - useful in this day and age when it's easy to hark back nostalgically to those days of political certainties.

Of course, the cold war wasn't all film noir spy games and shiny hardware, it was also about the potential extinction of humanity in the most horrific manner.

I get so angry when I hear politicians here in the UK spouting off about how today's threats are the "worst since WWII". Especially when most of them would have lived through the Cuban Missile Crisis.

How soon we forget.

MrMojok
04-30-2007, 02:45 AM
No kidding, Spinner.

Apparently whole movie is there, except for some reason the part where it shows the kids speaking some kind of gibberish has been omitted. But I saw that part on a short youtube clip.

ploughman
04-30-2007, 04:20 AM
Thanks Mojok, I never did see this. I remember watching The Day After around the same time (a bit earlier if I recall) and that was properly sobering.

Jagdgeschwader2
04-30-2007, 03:29 PM
Just watched this a second time for some reason. Apparently I love to torture myself. Some of those images will never leave my mind. All the people that go around talking about nukeing other people should watch this. Damn things should never have been invented. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif


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