Threads [Blu-ray] [1985]

  • SKU: 33718524
  • Release Date: 02/13/2018
  • Rating: NR
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Overall Customer Rating:
50% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 2)


Originally produced by the BBC, Threads is a shattering speculative tale the onset of World War III, and the horrors of the post-apocalyptic society that struggles for survival. The film takes place in the ruins of Sheffield, a British working class town. Despite the fact that the world seems to be falling apart all around them, a young couple (Karen Meagher, Reece Meagher) intend to go ahead with their upcoming wedding. As the date draws near, however, simmering international tensions soon erupt into global thermonuclear war. In the devestation that follows, the apocalyptic erosion of society sends mankind hurtling back hundreds of years into an age where famine, strife, pestilence, and death wash over the land like an unrelenting flood of venomous bile. The central theme of the film seems to be that the adage "Life Goes On" just isn't good enough in a world doomed to a slow death by radiation. Without resorting to shock or sensationalism, this one makes The Day After and Testament look like kids' stuff. Though not picked up by any of the major American networks, Threads was widely distributed in the US through the auspices of cable mogul Ted Turner. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    David Brierly
  • Reece Dinsdale
    Reece Dinsdale
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    Rita May
  • Karen Meagher
    Karen Meagher

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Must see movie in light of today's headlines

    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    For anyone who has seen any nuclear apocalypse movies (i.e. the Day After, Twilight's Last Gleaming, Testament, etc...), this is a MUST see. It paints a realistic portrait of a real nuclear war and the aftermath. It is set in England, home of thee "stiff upper lip, proper leadership, etc..), and shows despite all the planning in the world, all cards are off the table if the "mine is bigger and it works" button is pushed. It goes beyond the immediate aftermath to show how the world will devolve into utter chaos and anarchy of open street warfare between neighbors. It goes far into the future to show there is no real recovery from such actions. It is very graphic because something as serious as this needs to be shown. It dis-spells the "duck and cover" mentality that seems to be flaunted in today's "leadership". It should be a wake up call to the world that this is not a game to show who has the bigger button. It is a message to keep in mind when threatening to destroy Korea and the fallout that will spread worldwide.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not good

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Poor quality picture and more like a British documentary

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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