directed by Mick Jackson
UK 1984


Threads, a shockingly realistic account of global nuclear war and it's horrific aftermath. It's a normal Thursday in Sheffield when East and West stumble into war and Britain is devastated by 200 megatons of nuclear explosive.

This chilling film tells the story of a nuclear strike on Britain. Through the eyes of two Sheffield families we witness the immediate after effects of the attack - the shock, grief, radiation sickness, hypothermia and starvation. In the months that follow, hideous injuries remain untreated. Looters are shot on sight, food supplies run out and many die in the intense cold of the nuclear winter.

Thirteen years on reveals a depopulated Britain living below subsistence level - a devastated economy where money has no value, crops fail through lack of pesticides, no fuel and machinery, and a brutalized post war generation grows up stunted mentally, physically and emotionally.

Television Premiere: 23 September 1984

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DVD Review: 2 Entertain - Region 2,4 - PAL

Big thanks to Daniel Mott for the Review!

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Runtime 1:52:28

4:3 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.4 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio English (Mono)
Subtitles English, None
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Studio: 2 Entertain

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 4:3

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DVD Release Date: 5 September 2005
Transparent Keep Case

Chapters 18



Comments 2 Entertain gives us a barebones DVD release with no extras at all, but the transfer is clean if tape-sourced and is probably close to what was broadcasted on television back in 1984. The subtitles are easy to read and nice to have for the sometimes thick British accents. The mono sound is clear and crisp. A recommended purchase - Threads makes films like "The Day After" and "Testament" look like kindergarten entertainment.

 - Daniel Mott



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