Up-to-date setting of the 1962 Sci-fi thriller. With most of the world blinded and the dangerous carnivorous triffids set loose, it falls upon a band of scattered, sighted survivors to fight this plant invasion and the madness following.

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 Bill Masen (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Jo Playton (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Torrence (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Dennis (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Durrant (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Coker (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Osman (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Lucy (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Ashdown (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Doctor Koch (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Colonel (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Hilda (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Old Man (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Jeff (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Bill's Mother (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Vronsky (2 episodes, 2009)
Sammy Williams ...
 Young Bill (2 episodes, 2009)
Eva Sayer ...
 Girl in Street (2 episodes, 2009)
Claire-Louise Cordwell ...
 Girl's Mother (2 episodes, 2009)
Simon Naylor ...
 Man in Street (2 episodes, 2009)
Paul Blair ...
 Man in Street (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Blind Police Officer (2 episodes, 2009)
Paul Woodson ...
 Barricade Police Officer (2 episodes, 2009)
Scott Baker ...
 Barricade Police Sergeant (2 episodes, 2009)
John White ...
 Barricade Man (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Cordelia (2 episodes, 2009)
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It's an up-to-date setting of the 1962 Sci-fi thriller. With the world blinded and the Triffids set loose, it falls upon a band of scattered, sighted survivors to fight this carnivorous plant invasion. With a brave new world of maniacs, warring factions and renegades, the battle on the streets is not only directed at the purple-headed organisms but a battle to survive the sinister street-army headed by megalomaniac Torrence. Written by Cinema_Fan

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The human race has had its day.


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Joely Richardson, who plays Jo Playton, is the daughter of Vanessa Redgrave, who plays Durrant. See more »

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After accumulated 140 minutes and 35 seconds, you see a dead man lying breathing, when our hero arrives after going out to fetch a male triffid. See more »

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Maximum disappointment
20 February 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Two stars for effort of the cast with such a poor script. Started off OKay with a similar premise as the book, but totally, completely lost-the-plot early on. It turned into a very silly comic-book horror story full of very old and very tired clichés.

The book was never meant to be a 'horror story' about man-eating plants, but about us, about humanity, or a commentary on "Human Nature". For example, even when faced with a common enemy and such destruction, 'Man is still his own worst Enemy', is just one of the many themes explored in the book.

I will stick with the 1981 TV co-production version, which remains the best adaptation of this classic literary science-fiction novel.


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