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The Day of the Triffids 

With most of the world blinded and the dangerous carnivorous Triffids set loose, it falls upon a band of scattered survivors to fight this plant invasion and the madness following.

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Series cast summary:
Dougray Scott ...  Bill Masen 2 episodes, 2009
Joely Richardson ...  Jo Playton 2 episodes, 2009
Eddie Izzard ...  Torrence 2 episodes, 2009
Brian Cox ...  Dennis 2 episodes, 2009
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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. See more »


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UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 December 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A triffidek napja See more »

Filming Locations:

Barbican, London, England, UK See more »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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16:9 HD
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Triffids are extremely vulnerable to fire and will even retreat from it; they stand their ground against gunfire because they don't know where it's coming from. 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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A Wasted Opportunity
30 December 2009 | by jsf-15See all my reviews

With modern production capabilities, this version could have been the most brilliant rendering of Wyndham's book, but it wasn't. The CGId triffids from the leaves upwards were fair depictions of Wyndham's description but the speedily creeping tendrils at the bottom were more reminiscent of the Evil Dead than the Day of the Triffids. The lack of the three stumpy legs on which the plants 'hobble' and (through which they obtained the name Tri-ffed), as well as the hammer appendages through by they communicate with an indecipherable and creepy kind of Morse code (replacing this with typical Bug-Eyed-Monster growls), really wrecked the essence of the title.

What we got was not 'The Day of the Triffids' but 'The Night of the Salivating Foxglove' As normal, the script suffered from 'BBC Disease' - the sacrificing of literary accuracy for 'Social Relevance', which was taken to such extremes that it threw away any relationship with the original story and could only be described as supremely silly.

Eagerly anticipated, a sad anticlimax! better by far is the 1981 production starring John Duttine.


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