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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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English

Release Date:

28 December 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A triffidek napja See more »

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Barbican, London, England, UK See more »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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Triffid poison doesn't kill everyone and some can fight it off but it may make them delirious at first. 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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Version of The Day of the Triffids (1981) See more »

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The extent of dumbing down
12 April 2010 | by kali-haircutSee all my reviews

The people who made this adaptation assumed the following:

That the average British punter watching this is so thick, that if you cracked open his or her skull with a claw hammer, ate their brain, and crapped it back into their head their IQ would be increased billions of times. Take this piece of script for example:

"The Triffids have escaped!" "What are the Triffids?" "They are bad and they escaped!" "The Triffids ESCAPED!?" "YES The Triffids ESCAPED!" "TRIFFIDS ESCAPED!" "TRIFFIDS ESCAPED!" "That means the Triffids have got out!" "Yes, the Triffids have got out. The Triffids are BAD, and now they've GOT OUT!"

Of course, I can't quite convey it as stupidly in writing. Dumbing down doesn't begin to describe the depth and magnitude of this level of cultural ruin. The TV adaptation of the early 80s was infinitely better in every way. Not just the script and direction. Even the camera work, the special effects, were vastly better. Our only hope is to cull those in our population who think this sort of guff is worth the license fee, and bring back the death penalty specifically for the sort of muff-botherers who make this drivel. Scrap the BBC if it can make excrement like this, sacrificing Radio 4 may be hard, but it would be worth it so that this sort of thing would no longer come into the world. We need to see the scriptwriters, directors, producers and funders publicly tortured and executed on TV instead, it would be a great moral improvement on this level of depravity.


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