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The Day of the Triffids
Released to own on DVD on 30th June 2003 from Partner Entertainment
First released in cinemas in 1962, The Day of the Triffids is an entertaining sci-fi movie based on the classic John Wyndham novel. Starring Howard Keel (Kiss Me Kate and TV's Dallas) and Janette Scott (daughter of the late Dame Thora Hird) The Day of the Triffids is released for the first time ever on DVD by Partner Entertainment the new label from BBC Worldwide on 30th June 2003.
Following a meteor shower, Bill Masen (Keel) wakes up in hospital after an eye operation to discover that the rest of the world has been subject to comprehensive blinding. This chaos results in the escape of some Triffids: experimental plants that are capable of moving themselves around and attacking people. A genuine British classic sci-fi movie, with special effects that are basic by modern standards, but build-up the suspense in certain key scenes to make the triffid creations truly fiendish and frightening
The Day of the Triffids sees fine performances from the leads, is full of suspense and is a well-paced, faithful adaptation of the book. The Day of the Triffids is a fantastic movie that still holds up well after over 40 years and is a must-buy DVD for all fans of classic British Black & White sci-fi movies. It is released to own on DVD from Partner Entertainment on 30th June 2003, priced £9.99.
Other stars include Nicole Maurey (The Secret of the Incas) and Kieron Moore (Anna Karenina). It was directed by Stephen Sekely and Freddie Francis (They Came From Beyond Space)
The Day of the Triffids recently featured in Total Film magazine's "top 10 remakes we'd pay to see".
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