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This review is from: Threads (1984) [DVD] (DVD)
There has long been argument about the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. At first it was thought that only a vastly greater explosive effect had been created. Only later did the affects of the radiation become obvious. Following the bombing of these two cities it became obvious that after any such an attack, if there was any victor, the prize would only be heaps of poisonously radioactive rubble. This unexpected lesson has probably deterred anybody from launching such an attack ever since WW2.
This particular DVD is as accurate a reconstruction as possible of an event that fortunately never happened. It brings home all the horrors of the possible use of nuclear weapons and the likely aftermath. The descriptions of the horror has been adequately covered by other reviewers but I remain so shaken by what I saw that I don't think that I will have the moral courage to watch this DVD again, such was the level of realism.