Saturday, December 11, 2010

"Threads"/"The Day After"-Nuclear Disaster Movies from the early 80s

Stuck inside on a cold, dreary Saturday? Well, Chip has you covered.  Today I tracked down a couple of interesting disaster flicks from the early 80s that you may have heard of, but never had the chance to see before.  

The first is "Threads", a 1984 television docudrama depicting the effects of a nuclear war on the United Kingdom and its aftermath.  You can watch the whole thing here: 

And the perhaps more famous (at least in the US) "The Day After", directed by the guy who helmed "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn" (unlike the complete movie linked above, you will have to manually click each part of this movie to view the entire show):

Shows like this are probably a bit alarmist and perhaps even biased against prepping (ie. presenting such disasters as so horrible that no one could survive) but they are good for generating food for thought about disaster readiness.  
Enjoy! :)

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