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The Day Of The Triffids [DVD] [1962]

3.1 out of 5 stars 43 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: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00009PAWO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 47,080 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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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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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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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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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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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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This is a copy DVD it is compiled from a vhs tape, using a balance amplifier and a digital comb filter this i know as the colours are wiped out to reduce noise nuts is normally vibrant!
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!!!!
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In 1963, Istvan Szekely directed this version of the John Wyndham novel "The Day of the Triffids" and turned an English science fiction classic into a Schlock Horror based in America. Apart from the Triffids themselves, there is hardly a single similarity to the original novel, except for the names and the explanation why the priciple cast did not turn blind like most of the rest of the population. So, if you are looking for something which is a good representation of the novel, forget it. However, if you are looking for a film reminiscent of "The Blob" or its contemporaries, it delivers. Howard Keel is definitely the all american hero you expect in this type of movie and Janette Scott plays the 'femme fatale' who has a strong mastery of silver screen scream, even in a lighthouse! The storyline is simplistic beyond measure - always useful on a late friday night after too many drinks! - and the ending is typical of this genre. Best described as a "late-night-curry-and-lager" movie, watch "Day of the Triffids" if you liked the film of "War of the Worlds" and you will not be upset...too much.
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I loved the subsequent British TV series made of 'the Day of the Triffids', and the more recent version, too, but there is something special about the original version on film. The movies in the 50's and 60's did not rely on special effects, they relied on atmosphere. This film does that, keeps you held by both the storyline and evoking the atmosphere. I would recommend this film on a wintry evening, dim the lights, sit in front of the fire drinking a hot chocolate. I loved it!
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