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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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Richard Mewis
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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
Vanessa Redgrave ...  Durrant 2 episodes, 2009
Jason Priestley ...  Coker 2 episodes, 2009
Shane Taylor ...  Osman 2 episodes, 2009
Troy Glasgow Troy Glasgow ...  Troy 2 episodes, 2009
Nora-Jane Noone ...  Lucy 2 episodes, 2009
Adam Sinclair ...  Ashdown 2 episodes, 2009
Steven Elder ...  Doctor Koch 2 episodes, 2009
Tim Frances ...  Colonel 2 episodes, 2009
Lizzie Hopley Lizzie Hopley ...  Hilda 2 episodes, 2009
Willie Jonah Willie Jonah ...  Old Man 2 episodes, 2009
William Ilkley William Ilkley ...  Jeff 2 episodes, 2009
Kathryn Sumner Kathryn Sumner ...  Bill's Mother 2 episodes, 2009
Paul Chahidi ...  Vronsky 2 episodes, 2009
Sammy Williams ...  Young Bill 2 episodes, 2009
Eva Sayer ...  Girl in Street 2 episodes, 2009
Claire-Louise Cordwell Claire-Louise Cordwell ...  Girl's Mother 2 episodes, 2009
Simon Naylor Simon Naylor ...  Man in Street 2 episodes, 2009
Paul Blair Paul Blair ...  Man in Street 2 episodes, 2009
Tony Maudsley ...  Blind Police Officer 2 episodes, 2009
Paul Woodson ...  Barricade Police Officer 2 episodes, 2009
Scott Baker Scott Baker ...  Barricade Police Sergeant 2 episodes, 2009
John White John White ...  Barricade Man 2 episodes, 2009
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Storyline

The Triffids are on their way - devouring humans, and most off the planet thinks it's a joke - but is not. Far from it. To help stop the invasion, a group of hold outs fight this invasion of killer plants. But it's not just the plants which need to be eradicated! The followers of a megalomaniac who's built an army of street psychopaths; the man who's name alone brings a chill to one's blood; Torrence. Eeyagh! Written by Cinema_Fan

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Fantastic, frightening but entirely plausible. John Wyndham's famous story of a world dominated by monstrous, stinging plants catches the imagination like the best of HG Wells. See more »


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Trivia

Triffids can be tricked into thinking someone's gotten out of range if they stay quiet enough. 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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Oh dear, another mangled remake
31 December 2009 | by caitlin_onlineSee all my reviews

Why, oh why do people think it is a great idea to remake a hugely successful and gripping novel, and completely screw around with the plot and characters. Nothing in this remake adds to the original, instead it twists it into a laughable and contrived mess. There are plot holes throughout - and god knows where all those automatic machine guns came from in the heart of England.

Heaven knows why writers/producers would take what was a proved winner, as demonstrated in the 1981 BBC series, and entirely rip its heart out. Very, very disappointing.

2/10


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Language:

English

Release Date:

28 December 2009 (UK) See more »

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The Day of the Triffids See more »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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