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Old 9th April 2013, 10:24 PM
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Just watched 'The Divide' which reminded me that one flick that hasn't been mentioned here is the Sheffield based pre and post nukefest THREADS. Am I alone in thinking that this is one of the most soul curdlingly depressing films of all time? Maybe it's just me, but I find it almost numbingly intense.
Threads is one of those rites of passage films. Almost everyone of a certain age remembers it and it had an intensely profound effect on them. So no, it's not just you - I think you'll find a whole generation agreeing on that one. The film's notorious and a guaranteed conversation piece!
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Old 9th April 2013, 10:27 PM
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I've never seen Threads, but as I've been living and working in Sheffield for the past three weeks, maybe now would be a good time to seek it out . . .
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Old 9th April 2013, 10:36 PM
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I've never seen Threads, but as I've been living and working in Sheffield for the past three weeks, maybe now would be a good time to seek it out . . .
It's definitely worth it. It's usually fairly cheap to pick up. I was only two when it was first on TV, it's a quality drama, something I think TV is lacking these days. I might be just nostalgic but didn't TV used to be better? Anthology shows, play for today, etc. Threads is a classic.
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THREADS is well worth picking up....however don't expect any happiness from it!


I urge fans of British obscurities to pick up BFI's SLEEPWALKER.

At only 50-odd minutes it's well worth an hour of anyone's time.
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Old 7th October 2013, 05:51 PM
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Anyone seen Corruption yet, the Peter Cushing film Grindhouse put out ? The more I delve into this film the more I want to grab the Blu. The reviews have been positive but wanted to hear some word from the Board...

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Old 7th October 2013, 06:12 PM
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Waiting on it arriving/shipping Wes....Owt with Cushing in it is bound to be good!
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I watched the Network dvd of The Terror last week.

A nice slice of Edgar Wallace mystery with added Gothic horror. A bit talky in places but its a decent example of British horror from an era where we are starved of it on dvd.
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Old 7th October 2013, 09:36 PM
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Anyone seen Corruption yet, the Peter Cushing film Grindhouse put out ? The more I delve into this film the more I want to grab the Blu. The reviews have been positive but wanted to hear some word from the Board...
I saw it a couple of years ago Wes - I like it, but I think I'm in the minority. It's a dirty, grimy film - more like a Euro exploitation picture than the usual British horror, and certainly not the usual role you'd expect PC to be playing...
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Anyone seen Corruption yet, the Peter Cushing film Grindhouse put out ? The more I delve into this film the more I want to grab the Blu. The reviews have been positive but wanted to hear some word from the Board...

Cushing wasn't keen on it. It is supposed to be quite good however, unlike Blood beast terror that was very poorly written and realized corruption was trashy but entertaining. I suspect it was the sleaziness and violence he was opposed to with this one. It's a really difficult film to track down, i'm not aware of a DVD release but it was available on VHS. Personally i'm really looking forward to getting it!
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Old 7th October 2013, 10:07 PM
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Was thinking of picking up the Ealing Rarities series.
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