Threads: Remastered (Blu-Ray)
The most influential film about nuclear war ever made, remastered and available on HD Blu-Ray for the first time in the UK.
Directed by Mick Jackson (The Bodyguard) and written by Barry Hines (Kes).
Threads shocked the nation when it first aired on BBC Two in 1984 at the height of Cold War nuclear paranoia, and became one of the most significant and iconic films ever produced by the BBC.
It was nominated for seven BAFTAs in 1985, winning four including Best Single Drama.
Threads was one of the first films to depict the full consequences of global nuclear war when a bomb hits the city of Sheffield. It is uncompromising in its display of the tense weeks leading up to the bomb dropping, the attack, and the bleak years of nuclear winter that are left in its aftermath.
This 2-disc set presents the original film remastered in 2K from the original BBC CRI 16 mm prints. It is now available in HD on Blu-Ray for the very first time in the UK, and includes the world premiere of the director-approved widescreen edition.
Special Features Include:
Audio Commentaries with lead actress Karen Meagher and Director Mick Jackson
Director-approved widescreen edition
PDF of Radio Times articles and letters (UK Exclusive)
Documentaries: Shooting the Annihilation, Auditioning for the Apocalypse, Destruction Designer, Stephen Thrower on Threads.
What the press said:
“The film that frightened me most” – Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
“Brought Armageddon kicking and screaming into the nation’s living rooms” – Charlie Brooker
"The most terrifying film of all time" - Vulture Hound
"Horrifying, moving and powerful. Watch it by yourself, late at night and never sleep again." - Empire Online
"Brilliant, informative and shattering" --Daily Express
Release Date: 17th December 2018
Run Time: 175 minutes on 2 discs.