M.L. Miller formerly known as Ambush Bug here. Kristian Horn runs the excellent Part-Time Fanboy Podcast focusing on all things geek with a cadre of this pals—part of the time, of course. I try to participate when I can. This time around Kristian, Paul Edwards (@infinitejester), and Reyna Velarde (@ReynaQueen) were able to attend a screening of Threads at the Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles which was hosted by Cinematic Void to celebrate it finally being released by Severin Films on Blu-Ray in the United States. The 1980’s was an era characterized by big hair, The Smurfs, MTV, and the Rubik’s Cube. It was also a time during which a sense of existential doom hung over the planet. During the eighties the world’s two most powerful nations were locked into a Cold War which saw nuclear engagement rhetoric reaching its height. During this decade, the citizenry of the world would legitimately wonder when, not if, a nuclear war were going to happen. This is the world in which a film like THREADS came to be born. THREADS was a film produced by the BBC in the United Kingdom (directed by Mick Jackson) which imagined, in harrowing detail, what would happen to the residents of Sheffield, England if a full scale nuclear attack were to occur. Compared by many to the American TV movie THE DAY AFTER, THREADS is a more clinical and gut wrenching experience that holds back nothing and has shocked audiences to their core since its debut in 1984.
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