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The Day of the Triffids

Season 1
 (160)
200912
An epic adaptation of John Wyndhams best-selling novel, which brings his terrifying creation of carnivorous plants to life in a CGI extravaganza. Starring Dougray Scott (Hitman), Joely Richardson (The Patriot), Brian Cox (Troy), Eddie Izzard (Valkyrie) and Vanessa Redgrave (Atonement). An electrifying thriller about mankind's deadliest adversary, a foe with an unquenchable taste for human flesh.
Starring
Dougray ScottJoely RichardsonEddie Izzard
Subtitles
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Audio Languages
English

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  1. 1. The Day of the Triffids - Episode 1
    December 28 2009
    1 h 29 min
    12
    Audio Languages
    English
    An epic adaptation of John Wyndhams best-selling novel, which brings his terrifying creation of carnivorous plants to life in a CGI extravaganza. Starring Dougray Scott (Hitman), Joely Richardson (The Patriot), Brian Cox (Troy), Eddie Izzard (Valkyrie) and Vanessa Redgrave (Atonement). An electrifying thriller about mankind's deadliest adversary, a foe with an unquenchable taste for human flesh.
  2. 2. The Day of the Triffids - Episode 2
    December 29 2009
    1 h 29 min
    12
    Audio Languages
    English
    An epic adaptation of John Wyndhams best-selling novel, which brings his terrifying creation of carnivorous plants to life in a CGI extravaganza. Starring Dougray Scott (Hitman), Joely Richardson (The Patriot), Brian Cox (Troy), Eddie Izzard (Valkyrie) and Vanessa Redgrave (Atonement). An electrifying thriller about mankind's deadliest adversary, a foe with an unquenchable taste for human flesh.

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Directors
Nick Copus
Season year
2009
Network
Signature Entertainment
Content advisory
Alcohol usefoul languagesexual contentviolence
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Available to watch on supported devices

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3.7 out of 5 stars

160 global ratings

  1. 41% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 22% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 20% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 4% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 13% of reviews have 1 stars
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 January 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Starts well but really tails off
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Not an easy series to remake and it has a great cast. but the poor special effects, numerous plot holes and horrendous miscasting of Eddie Izzard mean this becomes less watchable and more tedious as it goes on. Not one to stick with unless you really love triffids.
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rbmusicman/and/movie-fan'Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 January 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
'CAN THE 'TRIFFIDS' BE STOPPED ?'
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As a child I remember listening to the 1951 story 'The Day Of The Triffids' as a radio-serial, I remember worrying that plant-life
would come through an open window or door in the house............I was pretty young at the time.
When a movie was released in 1963 I couldn't wait to see it, however it was disappointing, when serialised on TV in 1981, I
watched it, again, I found it falling well short of what I'd hoped for.........so when this series turned up in 2009, I avoided watching
it...........however.........
'Doctor Bill Masen' (Dougary Scott) has spent years studying Triffids, trying to understand why they behave in the way that they
do.....man has harvested the Triffids for oil safely secure and watched housed within the refinery's.
The Doctor has believed that man had made a mistake by doing so, when on a investigative survey in the refinery he is swiped
across his face by a Triffid, there is danger of him loosing his sight as a result, he has an operation to try and save it.
Whilst bandaged up he misses the much awaited light-show the Sun displays, when a massive solar flare strikes during the display
millions loose their sight.
Hearing sounds of panic 'Bill' removes his bandage, he can see, but most around him cannot, chaos has erupted on the streets.
Only a few can see, 'Bill' helps 'Jo Playton' (Joely Richardson) who has been cornered by a sightless hoard panicking, she had
not been able to see the light-show so she too can see.
'Torrence' (Eddie Izzard) who had survived an air-crash during the light-show the sun had supplied see's the opportunity to cash-in
on the tragedy of the majority, he craves power and control, his influence an on-going feature throughout the film.
'Bill' and 'Jo' have teamed up, because of his ongoing concerns about the harvesting of the Triffids he decides to check upon the
refinery, the staff are all dead, the Triffids have escaped.......The Day Of The Triffids had begun.
They are evolving the carnivorous plants are hunting down human-prey, annihilation of mankind becomes a probability.
Groups of those sighted without regard for those that are not form to try and find their own safety.
A few that can see try to help those who can't, 'Torrence' though having his own motives is an early part of this following......
'Bill' and 'Jo' are captured to be a partner to guide a blind victim, however 'Bill' perhaps the only hope mankind has to beat the threat
of the Triffids needs to reach his father who has since the loss of his wife 30 years ago been trying to find a solution to what he's
always believed could at some point become a threat.
'Bill' now separated from 'Jo' who is being held by 'Torrence' and his following, finds solace at a monastery where 'Mother Superior'
(Vanessa Redgrave) seems in charge, he has a bullet wound to recover from, however he soon finds there is something sinister about
the goings on at the monastery......he still needs to get to his Father if there is to be any chance of stopping the Triffid onslaught.
The 2009 TV series a vast improvement to what had been screened before.....there is much in the way of tense moments along the way,
and of course the story does indeed benefit from today's technology that earlier efforts did not have at their disposal.
In truth, I was never going to bother with this, even avoiding the series when screened on TV because of what I'd seen before.
However after reading fellow reviewer 'Timelord 007's review, I was convinced I should give it a go..........he was indeed right.
Worth a viewing
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Ryan AdamsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 September 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Item arrived and in good condition
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It arrived and works just fine
Ian BullockReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 March 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
HELP!
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I did not order this and cannot find out how to report it!
P. JohnsonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 November 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Possibly the best version of the story.
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Very good.
Possibly the best version of the story.
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Brian. (Uk).Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 September 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
... it hard to buy and keep price down but good to get
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Found it hard to buy and keep price down but good to get.
Allen HowardReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 January 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Walking plants? Never!!
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Excellent update of a great film
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James ZombieReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 October 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Five Stars
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Better than the first one by far
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