BBC’s Threads: Remastered

An exclusive restored 2-disc special edition of the most shocking and influential film about a nuclear apocalypse.

“Brought Armageddon kicking and screaming into the nation’s living rooms” – Charlie Brooker

Picture shows: Jane (VICTORIA O’KEEFE) WARNING: This image may only be used for publicity purposes in connection with the broadcast of the programme as licensed by BBC Worldwide Ltd & must carry the shown copyright legend. It may not be used for any commercial purpose without a licence from the BBC. © BBC 1984

IMDB Rating 8.1 and winner of four BAFTAs including Best Single Drama.

A stunning 2K restoration from the original BBC CRI 16mm prints, available uncut in the UK for the very first time.

Written by BAFTA-nominee Barry Hines (Kes) and directed by Emmy-winner Mick Jackson (The Bodyguard). Threads first aired on BBC Two in 1984 at the height of Cold War nuclear paranoia. Showing all consequences of a nuclear winter, and how the threads that hold society together crumble as two nuclear warheads are detonated over Sheffield. This film is still hugely relevant today.

 

Special Features Include:

  • DVD Audio Commentaries with Mick Jackson, and Karen Meagher and historian Simon Farquar (UK Exclusive)
  • PDF of Radio Times articles and letters from original broadcast
  • Documentaries: Shooting the Annihilation, Auditioning for the Apocalypse, Destruction Designer and Stephen Thrower on Threads

❉ Released on DVD 9th April 2018. RRP: £19.99/ Certificate: 15.  Run Time: 175 mins approx. on 2 discs

❉ News source: Simply Media.

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