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(aka 'Invasion of the Triffids" or "Revolt of the Triffids')

directed by Steve Sekely + Freddie Francis (uncredited)
UK 1962

Along the lines of "Fiend Without a Face" and similar sci-fi films of the 60's "The Day of the Triffids" is a rather poor attempt at converting the book to the screen. Still, as a young lad it more than enthralled me. And why not? - a spectacular meteorite shower produces an unusual side effect on all who witness it - they go blind!. So most humans on earth go sightless overnight with only a handful to start civilization from crumbling. If this isn't enough for the plot - experimental triffids (plants) now go on the loose attacking and killing everything in their path. This is a great plot and but rather ho-hum performances and unworthy production values. Its the type of story though, that you may see M. Night Shyamalan do one day. Lot's of sci-fi pulp appeal in this one.out of     

Gary W. Tooze

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Theatrical Release: April 27th, 1963

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Distribution Partner Ent. (BBC Worldwide Publishing)  - Region 2 - PAL
Runtime 1:34:03
Video 2.16:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.38 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.

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Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0) 
Subtitles English, None
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Release Information:
Studio: Partner Entertainment

Aspect Ratio:
Original aspect Ratio 2.16:1

Edition Details:

• Trailer (2:18)

DVD Release Date: June 30th, 2003

Transparent Keep Case
Chapters: 24

 

Comments:

Although I recommend the film to genre buffs, I can't do the same for this lackluster DVD. I've been told there is a "Second Sight" PAL DVD of the same film with much superior image quality. Perhaps we will compare one day.

Overall this is weak - bad analog image -hazy, faded, no extras save a trailer. On a bright note the subtitles are well done. Overall I hope to see the  "Second Sight" disc soon. out of   

Gary W. Tooze





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