Award Winning Nuclear Drama Threads Getting Blu-Ray Release

Picture shows: Ruth Beckett (KAREN MEAGHER) 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

Would you believe the director behind The Bodyguard was behind one of the most shocking Dramas to be shown on BBC?

Due to popular demand, Simply Media is releasing the most shocking and influential film about a nuclear apocalypse on Blu-Ray for the first time in the UK, and on widescreen for the first time worldwide.

First broadcast on BBC Two in 1984 at the height of Cold War nuclear paranoia, Threads became one of the most significant films produced by the BBC.

Directed by Mick Jackson (The Bodyguard, Denial) and written by Barry Hines (Kes), Threads depicts the full effects of global nuclear war on the city of Sheffield.

The unflinching documentary-style drama covers the tense weeks leading up to the attack, the impact of the dropping of the bomb, and the bleak aftermath of the nuclear winter that follows.

Nominated for seven BAFTAs, winning four including Best Single Drama. Rated 8.1 on IMDB.

Born in the mid-1970s, I was only 9 years old and did watch this when it was released. I’ll be honest, nearly 34 years later this film still terrifies me. Check out the Trailer Simply Media has created to promote the release…

This 2-disc set presents the original film remastered in 2K from the original BBC CRI 16 mm prints. It is now available in HD on Blu-Ray for the very first time in the UK and includes the world premiere of the director-approved widescreen edition.

Special Features Include:
Audio Commentaries with lead actress Karen Meagher (UK exclusive) and director Mick Jackson.
Director-approved widescreen edition.
PDF of Radio Times articles and letters (UK exclusive)
Documentaries: Shooting the Annihilation, Auditioning for the Apocalypse, Destruction Designer, Stephen Thrower on Threads.

Starring Karen Meagher, Reece Dinsdale, David Brierly, Rita May, Jane Hazelgrove and Steve Halliwell better known to Emmerdale fans as Zak Dingle!

Threads: Remastered is released on Blu-Ray 17th December 2018.

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The founder of The People's Movies, started the site 20th November 2008.The site has excelled past all expectations with many only giving the site months and it's still going strong. A lover of French Thrillers, Post Apocalyptic films, Asian cinema. 2009 started Cinehouse to start his 'cinema education' learning their is life outside mainstream cinema. Outside of film, love to travel with Sorrento, Guangzhou and Manchester all favourite destinations.Musically loves David Bowie, Fishbone, Radiohead.

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