The Day Of The Triffids (Complete Series DVD) £6.50 + Free Delivery (with voucher)/Quidco @ BBC Shop - HotUKDeals
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Classic BBC Sci Fi from the 80's
If the notion of being pursued across the countryside by monstrous, ambulatory stalks of rhubarb strikes terror into your soul, then this British TV adaptation of sci-fi novelist John Wyndham's The Day of the Triffids will be right up your hedgerow. If not, well, perhaps its more campy elements will carry the day. As adapted (and significantly abridged) by Douglas Livingstone and directed by Ken Hannam, the story is serialized in six parts, each about 25 minutes long. In the first, we meet protagonist Bill Masen (John Duttine), who knows all about the rhubarb um, the triffids having spent some time working among the folks who harvest their valuable oil extracts. Seems these strange plant thingies, whose origin is most mysterious, can not only walk (albeit at a pace that makes The Lord of the Rings trilogy's Ents seem like Olympic sprinters) but kill, subduing victims with their whip-like stingers and then consuming the rotting flesh; indeed, one of the triffids almost nailed our hero, which is why he's hospitalized when we first see him. Next thing you know, some kind of toxic celestial event has lit up the skies and blinded everyone who dared look at it, leaving most of the population sightless and stumbling about the streets of London (and everywhere else); only those who missed the calamitous light show, including Bill and soon-to-be love interest Jo (Emma Relph), can still see, while the triffids, who multiply in frightening numbers, proceed to lay waste to everyone else. There are some interesting ideas developed along the way, including the inevitable breakdown of civilization as the survivors struggle to begin anew while dealing with the implacable triffids.
Product details
Actors: John Duttine, Emma Relph, Maurice Colbourne
Format: PAL
Language English
Region: Region 2 ( DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 1
Classification:
Studio: 2 Entertain Video
DVD Release Date: 4 April 2005
Run Time: 164 minutes
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#1
http://www.bbcshop.com/invt/BBCDVD1876
everywhere else is £100+
#2
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0011W2ILK/findhotelinth-21
everywhere else is £70+
nus students get 5% off too.
[mod]#3
Blimey golo83. You should post them as deals really, rather than have them lost in this Trifids thread. People won't see them in here.
#4
this scared the life out of me as a kid
#5
With all due respect I'm thinking of contacting admin to have AndyWedge banned from these forums... You're costing me a ruddy fortune! Heheh!
#6
You can get this on amazon.co.uk or play.com for around 6.99(!) Free delivery and play.com gives quidco as well
Why is it such a find? It's marginally cheaper than other main outlets.
Am I missing something?
banned#7
saw an episode recently and wish I hadnt. scared the pants off me when I was a kid but now it is just laughably bad. Some things are just best left in the past lol
banned#8
Indrid Cold;4483119
You can get this on amazon.co.uk or play.com for around 6.99(!) Free delivery and play.com gives quidco as well
Why is it such a find? It's marginally cheaper than other main outlets.
Am I missing something?

cheapest = hot :whistling:
suspended#9
Has anyone noticed how the plants look like marijuana plants and the noise they make sounds remarkably like a bong? :o
#10
brightee
Has anyone noticed how the plants look like marijuana plants and the noise they make sounds remarkably like a bong? :o


|They don't look anything like Mariuana plants I have seen... :?

They were actually based on North American Pitcher plants (Sarracenia) which are carnivorous and are dead easy to grow too :thumbsup:
#11
Hi, my dad used to let me watch this. It used to scare the pants off me - I was only a kid, lol. There was another similar show, I think it was the Tripods.
#12
Madeline
Hi, my dad used to let me watch this. It used to scare the pants off me - I was only a kid, lol. There was another similar show, I think it was the Tripods.


and as people have pointed out you are better off recalling these 'classics' from memory, as they don't live up to your memory and will only leave you feeling rather underwhelmed and disappointed!
#13
Tripods is sill a classic now...just like others from the 80s...MCOG, Dungeons & Dragons, Ulysses 31...
#14
csiman
cheapest = hot :whistling:


Don't agree.

I can go on a search engine like find-dvd.co.uk and find the (fractionally) cheapest copy of hundreds of films and series(which are still a very similar, albeit slightly higher, price at several other outlets).

Are they all hot deals by your definition? Shall I spend all day listing them on here?
#15
theyiddo
Tripods is sill a classic now...just like others from the 80s...MCOG, Dungeons & Dragons, Ulysses 31...


tbh I haven't watched tripods as I was so disappointed with watching this ;-)

Might have to have a browse on youtube now you said that!

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