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Great thread!

What about WARGAMES? No one has mentioned WARGAMES! Galaga and global thermonuclear war? The birth of (the term at least) Wardialing! How can you go wrong?!?!

By Dawn's Early Light is awesome and has been released on dvd. It is full frame but totally believable with an all star cast: Martin Landeu, Powers Boothe, James Earl Jones...and that good character actor as Harpoon. Wow!!!
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Colossus: The Forbin Project.

My fav.

Come to think of it...it would make a nifty re-make.

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Colossus: The Forbin Project.

My fav.

Come to think of it...it would make a nifty re-make.

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I'd settle for the original in anamorphic OAR...

I think a remake might be tough though- who would do the Russians? And the cheap raspy vocoder effect had a sinister note- for me, that's the Voice it needs to have.

And if they did a remake, at least incorporate part of the second novel- society after Colossus takes over was a fascinating read.
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Another vote for Testament and Miracle Mile. THe latter is especially fun to watch with someone who doesn't know what it's about. It starts out as a quirky, "cute" boy meets girl film and then grows progressively darker.
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Another vote for Testament and Miracle Mile. THe latter is especially fun to watch with someone who doesn't know what it's about. It starts out as a quirky, "cute" boy meets girl film and then grows progressively darker.
"Miracle Mile" has been one of my all time faves ever since I found a single copy sitting in a video rental store when it first came out (VHS). I get a kick out of showing it to others for the same reason mentioned above, along with the fact that I've never met anyone that has seen it before. Although not quite as realistic as "The Day After", "Testament", or "Threads", it affects me just as much during a few scenes.... the full moon shining over the city like everything is still alright; the sight of the incoming missiles, the final explosion, and the classic line: "I think it's the insects turn now......"
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Another vote for Testament and Miracle Mile. THe latter is especially fun to watch with someone who doesn't know what it's about. It starts out as a quirky, "cute" boy meets girl film and then grows progressively darker.

"Miracle Mile" has been one of my all time faves ever since I found a single copy sitting in a video rental store when it first came out (VHS). I get a kick out of showing it to others for the same reason mentioned above, along with the fact that I've never met anyone that has seen it before. Although not quite as realistic or depressing as "The Day After", "Testament", or "Threads", it affects me just as much during a few scenes....
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the full moon shining over the city like everything is still alright; the sight of the incoming missiles, the final explosion, and the classic line: "I think it's the insects turn now......"
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When one of the theaters I worked at ran Miracle Mile about the only people who saw it were staff, friends and staff from other theaters. I think everyone who saw it really liked it, but it didn't catch on. We had it for (maybe) two weeks? It might have been one. It only returned about a third of what it cost to make (according to IMDB pro).

I'm really glad it's on DVD (my VHS was getting pretty shot), but I kind of wish they'd used the original poster/VHS cover art.
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I'm really glad it's on DVD (my VHS was getting pretty shot), but I kind of wish they'd used the original poster/VHS cover art.
You noticed that too? :)
I just ordered the DVD today (after reading this thread) and instantly saw that
the cover art is completely different than the VHS version, which had Anthony
Edwards standing on top of vehicles in a panicked traffic jam, right?
(I don't have it in front of me now)
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Ahhhh......sweet memories!
Thanks, Deeann!
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What about WARGAMES? No one has mentioned WARGAMES!

Psst...it's been mentioned twice. Maybe you need to stay away from those mind altering chemicals. ;)
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Thanks, Deeann!
You're welcome!

I should also make a quick note that anyone hedging on this title because it's labeled pan & scan- it's open matte and the OAR is actually 1:33, since it was an HBO Films (for broadcast) commission and later decided on theatrical (and matted 1:85 to print for that). But you're actually getting what was originally intended. I'm not sure why the labeling is incorrect.
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Cool, I didn't know HBO did it originally. I stumbled upon it in the video store long ago on VHS and snatched it up on DVD the day it came out. I don't think anybody who's seen it hasn't liked it. Maybe we'll be lucky enough to get a HiDef release somewhere down the road.

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When one of the theaters I worked at ran Miracle Mile about the only people who saw it were staff, friends and staff from other theaters. I think everyone who saw it really liked it, but it didn't catch on. We had it for (maybe) two weeks? It might have been one. It only returned about a third of what it cost to make (according to IMDB pro).
I got to see it in a theatre. I went with my girlfriend at the time. There was one other person in the entire theatre. I didn't sleep for a week afterward.
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Has anybody mentioned Planet of the Apes? I think Fight Club could also be mentioned.
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I think Fight Club could also be mentioned.
Erm, doomsday?

The end of credit....I guess it would be.

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I wonder if "Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie" would count? I have this on DVD, and while it's a documentary and not a fictional account, seeing actual footage of what these things can do gives me the goosebumps every time.

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"Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie"

I had that on tape when I was a kid...I need to pick that up!
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When I finished watching The Day After ( If memory sewrves, it was a TV movie, was it not?), I had lost my appetite, couldn't sleep and was thoroughly depressed for a good week thereafter. I was one of those kids growing up with the absolute certainty that I wouldn't live to see y2k because we would all be blown to smithereens in global thermonuclear war. Just terrifying!

One day about 10 or 15 years ago, I walked in and caught the last 2 minutes of Miracle Mile and was absolutely glued to the TV. Never got a chance to see it again.
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When I finished watching The Day After ( If memory sewrves, it was a TV movie, was it not?), I had lost my appetite, couldn't sleep and was thoroughly depressed for a good week thereafter. I was one of those kids growing up with the absolute certainty that I wouldn't live to see y2k because we would all be blown to smithereens in global thermonuclear war. Just terrifying!
Growing up in Kansas,surrounded by missle silos loaded with nuclear tipped ballistic missles, it was just an accepted way of life. I am now in my early 40s and most of my generation were well aware we were a major target if the Soviets attacked. I remember being a teenager and discussing with my buddies what we would do if we saw the missles launch and knew the end was near. As I recall it involved a high school cheerleader and 6-pack of beer. :D Seeing the "Day After" (yes, it was a TV movie) was just confirmation of how we expected things to happen. I am pleased we are the last generation to live with that fear, although there are now a whole new set of equally terrifying fears for the younger generations.

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I am pleased we are the last generation to live with that fear...
I hate to dampen that thought, but for reasons I cannot explore on these forums, the threat of intercontinental ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads aimed at the United States by a communist nation is real again. A current "Doomsday" movie could be made, just with a different country replacing the USSR as the other side of the MAD equation.

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Has anybody mentioned Planet of the Apes? I think Fight Club could also be mentioned.
Beneath the Planet of the Apes was the doomsday version. That creepy voice at the end got to me as a kid.

The BOMB.

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Beneath the Planet of the Apes was the doomsday version. That creepy voice at the end got to me as a kid.

The BOMB.
All of the original PotA would certainly qualify.

The end of the first film wasn't just a stroll on the beach ya know.


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I hate to dampen that thought, but for reasons I cannot explore on these forums, the threat of intercontinental ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads aimed at the United States by a communist nation is real again. A current "Doomsday" movie could be made, just with a different country replacing the USSR as the other side of the MAD equation.
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I hate to dampen that thought, but for reasons I cannot explore on these forums, the threat of intercontinental ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads aimed at the United States by a communist nation is real again. A current "Doomsday" movie could be made, just with a different country replacing the USSR as the other side of the MAD equation.

You could make a movie like that...but, for what purpose?

Considering what we learned after the Cold War ended (about the real intentions of the SU), it would be little less than fear-mongering.
I doubt there would be much of an audience in this day and age. ;)
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Any mention Kevin Costner's (IMO awful) The Postman? It was meant to be ironic, Costner played it straight. He just didn't get it.

Also, there's Night of the Comet, which isn't available on DVD.

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I'm a big fan of doomsday movies and I just found some others that I didn't know existed or had heard about and couldn't find. To me, the movie that has no peers in this regard, taking all things into consideration, is


However, there are more "realistic" movies in this genre and some that are not. Here's a list of the movies I own:

When the Wind Blows: (heard about it a while back, just ordered R2 DVD)
Threads: (1984 UK TV series - just ordered R2 DVD set)
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They just came Monday. I have to finish up 2 more episodes of Spaced, season 2 and then Threads will be on tap.

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I watched Threads tonight. Excellent! It just reinforced my plan that all I'll need if something like that happens is a pistol with 1 bullet - if I survice the blast.

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I watched Threads tonight. Excellent! It just reinforced my plan that all I'll need if something like that happens is a pistol with 1 bullet - if I survice the blast.

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Is there any way to get Threads on a Region 1 DVD?

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No legitimate way I know. You can get very cheap players and get hacks to make them region free. Look here for players that can be made region free: http://www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks

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