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The Day Of The Triffids [DVD] [1962]

Nicole Maurey , Howard Keel , Freddie Francis , Steve Sekely    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Nicole Maurey, Howard Keel, Janette Scott, Kieron Moore, Mervyn Johns
  • Directors: Freddie Francis, Steve Sekely
  • Writers: Philip Yordan, Bernard Gordon, John Wyndham
  • Producers: Bernard Glasser, George Pitcher, Philip Yordan
  • Format: PAL, Colour, Widescreen, Mono
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 30 Jun 2003
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00009PAWO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,234 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

The Day of the Triffids is an entertaining sci-fi movie based on the classic John Wyndham novel. Following a meteor shower, Bill Masen (Howard 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 build-up the suspense in certain key scenes to make the triffid creations truly fiendish and frightening.


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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Warning about DVD sound quality. 8 Jan 2011
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This is not a product review, I am writing to mention that the Cheezy Flicks 2010 DVD release of The Day of the Triffids does not have sound, on the final 4 chapters of the film. Beware, and shop around until you find a better-quality release. Picture quality was not great either.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not What It Claims 12 July 2011
By The Neon Weasel TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Theres no nice way to put this,so Ill be blunt,DONT BUY THIS DVD,it may be a cult classic,but the actual quality of the disc is terrible.It proudly boasts to have been Digitally Remastered,if this is the case I shudder to think just how bad the quality of the original print was.Infact Im surprise that Cheezy Flicks,who distribute it,havnt been sued under the Trades Description Act.If you want to know just how bad it is put on a pair of glasses,smear them in grease,that should give you a fair idea of the visual quality,as for the sound,put you head in a bucket.

A great film completely ruined,and a total rip off.
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98 of 104 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars ...Read this before you buy this dvd 2 Dec 2001
By A Customer
Format:DVD
I love Day Of The Triffids. I was excited to find this on dvd but was disappointed with the quality of the product.
The sound quality is very poor. Muffled and muddy, it's very hard to hear what is being said sometimes. The quite bits are too quiet and the loud bits are far too loud. You are constantly reaching for the volume control to try to balance this out.
There is a lot of noise on the soundtrack with very many audible clicks and pops, especially when the reels change. These are LOUD! Throughout the entire film, these loud noises interupt the flow of the film and become very irritating after a while. Rather than draw you in, this positively pushes you away.
The video quality is very poor also. The entire film looks out of focus and the colours are very faded and wishy-washy. The film looks like it was shot in black and white in places the colours are so bland. The dark shadows are very gray and lack detail. There is one scene where the quality is so poor, it looks like it's raining indoors!
Add to this the lack of extras on the dvd only the trailer being added,(chapter stops and interactive menus are not extras in my opinion) this is a poor release.
This is a great shame as this is a good film, maybe one of the best British sci-fi films ever. I can only warn you NOT to buy this. If you've never seen the film, try the vhs video version instead.
If you love the film as much as I do, you'll buy this dvd anyway, but you will be disappointed as I was.
I rate the film 5 stars.
I rate the Video quality 2 stars (it's in widescreen)
I rate the Sound quality 1 star.
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68 of 75 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DON'T BUY THIS DVD 3 July 2003
By Vaughan
Format:DVD
I'm not going to discuss the film itself. It's a classic.
I do want to discuss this DVD though. I have almost 600 DVD's, from movies made on a shoestring to big budget. And they ALL look better than this DVD. VHS tape far outperforms what we have here. It's a disgrace this one was released. I don't know where they got the transfer from - but this does not even make a good coaster. Seriously, it's is unwatchable.
The guy who gave it three stars must not have seen this DVD. Screw the extras, I want to be able to se the film! You can't here. Forget this!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I'll get you and your little dog too 20 Dec 2005
By bernie TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
One day a comet came by and a meteorite left off a triffid. So we are familiar with the little cuties. They never bothered anyone.

Little did we know that the next comet would bring a hungry version of triffid. Looks like the new one likes snacking on cute girls and little dogs.

What do we care if a few slow moving plants are roaming around? No wait, the meteor shower has blinded most of the population. Now we have a problem as a plant that munches on people and propagates like rabbits can now feed without having to exercise.

This is more than just an eating story. There is also a lonely sailor that escaped being blinded while he was in the hospital. How he builds a family from acquaintances on his mission to regroup. Mean while back at the lighthouse on an island a burned out lush scientist has found a mission to bump off the triffids before he becomes triffid chow.

This is one of those movies that would have been more dramatic in Black and white.

The only draw back on this movie is the female in the lighthouse screams and screams and screams. Then she hears something and does not want to wake up her hubby so she walks right up to the poor triffid and screams at it. It looks like the poor thing lost its footing.

Again this is a pale reflection of an excellent book. Also to be politically correct the triffids that were genetically produced in Russia in the book now mysteriously come from a comet to let the Russians off the hook. However the movie captured the essence. And it is necessary to watch for cultural literacy. And it is just downright fun.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I Spit On Your Gourd! 21 Oct 2010
Format:DVD
Sailor Bill Masen(Howard Keel) is recovering in hospital from an eye operation. The bandages are due off the following morning, so Masen is going to miss the much publicized meteorite storm that every body is talking about. The next morning, Masen awakes to find the hospital seemingly deserted. When he rings for assistance no-one answers. He soon finds out to his horror that following the meteorite storm most of the population have been rendered blind. Even worse, a large group of plants, called Triffids, that were first discovered following a previous meteor storm, have suddenly started to multiply and move around of their own accord. Not bad in itself, but the Triffids have aquired a taste for human flesh. As Masen frantically searches for other 'sighted' people he begins to understand the enormity of the situation. The day of the plants has arrived!
Taken on its own merits, this is quite an enjoyable little piece of pulp science fiction. However, my version of 'Day Of The Triffids', the 1981 BBC adaptation is so vastly superior in every way that I'm afraid unfavourable comparisons are going to be made. The problem is that this adaptation deviates in important ways from John Wyndham's source material. Not a big deal in itself, if the deviation goes in interesting and experimental directions. However, every change here is to the dtriment of the original story. The most glaring example is probably how the main character changes from someone with 'history' of the Triffids, who is in hospital because of them, to the character in the film who has no connection with the plants. Therefore the motivations of the lead character are totally different, as there is an element of revenge in the original story.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this classic with Howard keel in it.
Published 2 days ago by Anne-Patricia
3.0 out of 5 stars too expensive, or region one (USA) or no English subtitles
when will this film be released for region two with English subtitles for hard of hearing please? I am trying to replace my old videos with DVDs at a reasonable price but find it... Read more
Published 3 months ago by EAP of B
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
This compared to the more modern one with Eddy Issard, is by far the better of the two, the story does not get lost with technicalities It is straight forward and to the point. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Peter White MA 2002
1.0 out of 5 stars Another negative star movie
There is absolutely nothing good to be said about this travesty. A small box of manure would have more use. Read more
Published 3 months ago by harpoon guns to 'safe', please
5.0 out of 5 stars The day of the Triffids
Corny now but great to watch and the idea is there. Anyone who likes the oldies horror will enjoy it.
Published 5 months ago by genie
5.0 out of 5 stars DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS
WAS SECOND HAND AND IN MINT CONDITION AND PLEASED TO FIND IT ,GREAT BRITISH SCI-FI AT ITS BEST AND GREAT FUN FOR SCI-FI FANS,WAS OF THE TIME . Read more
Published 6 months ago by markus
1.0 out of 5 stars POOR QUALITY.
ITS A GREAT FILM,BUT.THIS ISSUE BY CHEESY FLICKS IS STATED TO BE DIGITALLY REMASTERED,HA,IT WAS GRAINY,NOISEY,POOR QUALITY PICTURE,LOOKED LIKE IT WAS COPIED FROM A POOR COPY... Read more
Published 17 months ago by LEN.P
3.0 out of 5 stars day of the triffids not cheezy
i purchased the cheezy flicks release of day of the triffids because it was available at a very much reduced price than normal the title is very hard to find and usually at a very... Read more
Published 18 months ago by keith r
5.0 out of 5 stars Creepy stuff
Many remakes over many decades later, but the original still has its place, right to the end when the weakness of the triffids is found in desperation. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Dave - Aberdeen
5.0 out of 5 stars TRIFFIDS
A REAL COOL MOVIE WITH KILLER PLANTS FROM OUTER SPACE.I WOULD THINK THIS MOVIE NOT BE POPULAR, BUT I'M WRONG. THIS SHOULD BE IN YOUR COLLECTION. Read more
Published 22 months ago by PAUL JR.
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