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Possibly the Most Powerful Film I Have Ever Watched,
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This review is from: Threads [DVD]  (DVD)
I bought Threads after watching The Day After and finding that film both powerful and moving however Threads takes everything a step further and removes absolutely any sugar coating on the subject (not that there was any in The Day After anyway).
You'll see through the lives of a couple of families in Sheffield what would happen in a nuclear attack. Some don't last the initial explosion, others make it through the first few days and then others fail to survive the radiation. Where Threads really excels for me above The Day After (which is still a great film) is that Threads continues to follow what happens with snapshots of the years ahead to the next generation and just how awful their lives and society would be.
Threads is not comfortable viewing but with its story, imagery and the real likelihood that this would become reality should a nuclear war take place really sends it home. An absolute must see.