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Threads: Special Edition (1984)

Saturday 10th March 2018

Released on DVD 9th April 2018 from Simply Media, written by Barry Hines and directed by Mick Jackson, Threads, the BBC drama which shocked an entire generation is given a meticulous 2k restoration from the original BBC CRI 16mm prints.
Karen Meagher, Reece Dinsdale, David Brierly, Rita May, Jane Hazlegrove, Paul Vaughan
Mick Jackson
Mick Jackson, Graham Massey, John Purdie, Peter Wolfes
Simply Media
2 hours 55 minutes
09/04/2018

Written by Barry Hines (Kes) and directed by Mick Jackson (The Bodyguard), Threads, the BBC drama which shocked an entire generation is given a meticulous 2k restoration from the original BBC CRI 16mm prints. This remaster is available for a limited time only, and is exclusive to the UK.

Winner of four BAFTAs including 'Best Single Drama', the story follows everyday Sheffield townsfolk as they struggle to survive nuclear attack and the years of that follow. Originally broadcast at the height of the nuclear paranoia of the 80s, it sent shockwaves throughout the country and arguably changed the global political discourse on nuclear war.

This 2-disc set, released on DVD 9th April 2018 from Simply Media, presents the original film remastered in 2k, available uncut for the first time in the UK.

  • UK 2k Remaster from BBC CRI prints
  • DVD Audio Commentary with Karen Meagher (UK Exclusive)
  • DVD Audio Commentary with Mick Jackson
  • PDF of Radio Times articles and letters (UK Exclusive)
  • Documentary: Shooting the Annihilation
  • Documentary: Auditioning for the Apocalypse
  • Documentary: Destruction Designer
  • Documentary: Stephen Thrower on Threads

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