Sunday, September 16, 2007

The Day of the Triffids (NEWS)

One of my favorite films of all time is The Day of the Triffids (’63), but the only way to currently see it on DVD is from the astoundingly crappy version put out by Westlake Ent. so until a better version comes along we'll just have to wait it out. In the meantime thankfully Warner / BBC Video are releasing the equally excellent 1981 BBC version to DVD on November 6th which is a very good, possibly closer / darker adaption of John Wyndham’s classic novel. Starring John Duttine, Emma Relph and Maurice Colbourne, the disc includes a 12-page booklet and sells for $24.98.

Click HERE for more info and to order yours now!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

GOD I BOUGHT THAT HUNK OF CRAP WESTLAKE VERSION TOO AND SOLD IT THE NEXT DAY.... THEY OBVIOUSLY JUST TOOK AN OLD VHS AND TRANSFERED IT TO DVD THE JERKS!!

NEVER SAW THE BBC VERSION BUT WILL DEFINITELY CHECK IT OUT

Anonymous said...

Y'know for all their pussiness regarding horror during the early days,those brit's really can put out some kick-ass(and usually far gorier and sexier than the ones in the U.S,Hammer is living proof.)horror flicks,and when Chris Lee dies,the closest thing left to a horror star will be Robert Englund(no offense,i like the ELM STREET series as opposed to FRIDAY THE 13TH,but how i wish to say Tony Hopkins or Jack Nicholson,who got Horror star 101 from Boris, Peter,Basil and Vincent.)weird how after supresing ones taste for an art form,when you finally give in,you come out on top,wonder how a Hilary Clinton video game would be.so i wish i could see the BBC version.

Karswell said...

I've had a vhs bootleg of the BBC Triffids for many years and watched it a couple times, it's really good (the BBC version of Dracula is also really good.)

FYI: Westlake Ent is just another public domain company selling cheap dollar movies with no remastering or digital enhancement. They probably got a license deal with a reliance party for a few higher priced imports and released Triffids '63 in the exact bottom barrel vhs version that Screem Gems released back in the 80's.

Anonymous said...

Looks cool!

Anonymous said...

need to get this too, bbc does great horror..... when's the original triffids gonna get the right dvd treament though?

Karswell said...

Good question, soon hopefully.

But yes, I agree about the BBC... they have alot of incredible stuff that for some reason has never seen the light of day here in the US... like Nigel Kneale's The Stone Tape for example, or the amazing Ghost Stories for Christmas series mostly based on stories by my favorite author M. R. James, just to name a few.