The Day of the Triffids (1981)
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The Day of the Triffids was a mini-series based on a best selling book that lasted for 2 episodes. Both of them were good. They were exciting and stayed faithful to the book. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I prefer the 2010 Remake because it had even more stunning action sequences and was darker than this one. I believe both deserve theatrical releases because they had everything a good apocalypse film should have.
This miniseries starts out equal parts interesting and corny, but by the end becomes an engaging post-apocalyptic survival drama. The styrofoam triffids are silly at first, but are scarier once they acquire mobility, moving parts, and long-distance communication. The novel and show seem to be inspiration for some more recent works, e.g., 28 Days Later. Worth watching in one sitting.
This cult classic mini-series from the early 80's is too ridiculous to hate and too earnest to take seriously. I got several good belly laughs out of it, at any rate.
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