The Day Of The Triffids [DVD] 
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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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A great film completely ruined,and a total rip off.
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.
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!
Clarity level from the 16:9 cinema scope is about 240 lines very poor! it should be advertised correctly as for digital restored i have done better back ups of my own vhs library shame.. i do not blame the supplier but checks should be made hence do not buy or except this as a copy of a tape!!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I agree with David J. Poor quality, as if copied from a VHS. I'm returning my copy!Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Desperately in need of a decent print, this fondly-remembered 60s staple is not really as good (like so many things) as it seemed back then. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mario
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. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Fantastic....they don't make films like these anymore....such a shame...Published 8 months ago by Geoff Arnold