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Posted: 10/11/2007 4:04:32 PM EST
Just a heads up for those who like doomsday sorts of movies. For 1983, this one wasn't bad.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 4:04:55 PM EST
Pretty good movie.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 4:06:20 PM EST
I think I remember seeing that movie a long time ago on SciFi channel. Was the premise of the movie about the Cold War escalating into a nuclear war, and did it follow the lives of a family or something in a town that got hit by the blast?
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 4:11:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2007 4:13:00 PM EST by DonS]
When it was first played they had all kinds of warnings, so that it wouldn't panic people.

It was pretty much an anti-Reagan propaganda effort. Basically, a nuke war would be reeeeal bad, we can't afford one, so we should stop this cowboy face-down of the Soviets and become their bitch.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 4:11:12 PM EST
I can't watch it. My parents are recording two shows on the DVR and I can't watch a third channel.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 4:14:27 PM EST
Just turned it on ...TY
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 4:14:52 PM EST
Watching it now...
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 4:17:19 PM EST
Isn't that one based in Kansas City? If I remember right there's a pic. of Downtown on the cover.

Kinda wierd for KC folk.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 4:19:09 PM EST
Got the DVD. I can skip the 'stuck on stupid' parts.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 4:23:59 PM EST

When it was first played they had all kinds of warnings, so that it wouldn't panic people.


Yup. I was only about 6 years old at most when that first aired on ABC back in 1983. I remember mom making me go to bed and not allowing me to watch it due to those warnings. But I got back up and watched it with dad. LOL. Yeah, I didn't like being shut out of the cool stuff, even at that age.

Then the rest of the night after the movie, I remember lying awake in bed, wondering if every jet I heard passing overhead was a Soviet ICBM getting ready to incinerate my ass. Ahhhhhh, the good ol' days of The Cold War.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 4:25:27 PM EST
Threads was scarier.

Link Posted: 10/11/2007 4:26:53 PM EST
This came out some months before Red Dawn. I prefer Red Dawn.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 4:29:12 PM EST
Spousal Unit switched to FSU game. I guess that lacking video guidance, I'll revert to random homicide.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 4:39:10 PM EST
Wifee said I don't think so. I'm watchin CSI.

Oh well. I'm kinda liking Subnets tunes anyways.

Subnet Radio
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 4:42:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By 580DBF:
Got the DVD. I can skip the 'stuck on stupid' parts.


Same here.

I don't mind watching it all if I'm going to watch it though.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 4:46:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:
I can't watch it. My parents are recording two shows on the DVR and I can't watch a third channel.



hehehehe
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 4:52:20 PM EST
Watching now...SHTF baby!
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 4:55:09 PM EST
If that's your bailiwick, look out for a movie called "Threads" (It's on Google Video), which is an extremely chilling movie made in the UK in 1983 or so. It goes on to show the effects up to 20 years after a nuclear war.

NTM
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 5:35:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By Skibane:

Originally Posted By j0hn:
EMT just went off


Your Emergency Medical Technician just went off?


Totally blew a gasket and flipped out on that other dude.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 7:23:33 PM EST
I saw this when I was younger ('83 I would have been 6-7) . I was pretty much fine with it . my brother was totaly freeked by it though. he worried for months after about it and the "starwars talk" on the news and other stuff scarred him as well.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 7:29:11 PM EST
I was 21 when it came out and I remember they interviewed Sec. of State George Schultz right afterwards. Total propaganda.

Bunch of bedwetting weenies.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 7:30:26 PM EST
I remember when it premiered a long time ago.
It is a great movie.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 7:54:08 PM EST
"The Day After" was on sale at a local music/video store for $3.99 used.

They had about 20 of them, so I bought one as a training film.


Steve
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