It's The End Of The World As We Know It - Apocalyptic DVD Suggestions?

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  1. Eric Huffstutler

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    OK... 9/11 interest is now waning and new fears are surfacing which in reality are old fears stemming from the Cold War... Nuclear Annihilation.
    The recent release of The Sum of All Fears is bringing those fears to light once more as world events are unfolding.
    There are a few DVD's out that either directly approach or build around apocalyptic disasters. Here are a few that come to mind:
    Threads [region '0' UK release]
    The Day After [coming soon through Anchor Bay]
    Fail Safe [great low budget mind thriller]
    Dr. Strangelove [classic cult film]
    There are some with "scenes".
    I also have a ton of comet/meteor/asteroid disaster movies but this doesn't fit the bill for this particular request.
    Can someone add to this list other suggested nuclear holocaust movies on DVD (Region 1 or Region 0) that have been or soon to be released?
     
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    Robot Monster.
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  3. Eric Huffstutler

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    Thanks for the suggestion but looking for more serious movies. The below was a 1998 IMDb review on your recomendation:
    "Combine a deadly robot (an overweight actor in a gorilla suit and a diving helmet) with a death ray (a bubble machine), and you have more stupidity than even Ed Wood could have assembled. The icing on this amazing cake is that the robot has a conscience and he questions his mission of death and destruction with Shakespearean sincerity."
    I think I will pass on this one [​IMG]
     
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    I recommend the following great films:

    TESTAMENT
    SPECIAL BULLETIN
    ON THE BEACH
    MIRACLE MILE

    I loved all of them!
     
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    How about the Terminator films?
     
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    Mad Max must be mentioned in any discussion of post apocalyptic films.
    Todd
     
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    How about John Carpenter's Apocalypse 'Trilogy'?

    The Thing
    In The Mouth of Madness
    Prince of Darkness

    True, they don't deal with nuclear annihilation, but there are worse things than a bunch of puny nukes.
     
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    Guys, he wants films with Mushroom Clouds! Nukes! Y'know, that stuff?

    Of course, Thirteen Days and The Missiles of October come to mind.

    Too bad they never made a DVD of the film "Colussus: The Forbin Project". Or made a film of the book "Alas, Babylon"!
     
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    The only one of your 4 suggestions that are on DVD is On The Beach which I have [​IMG]
    All good movies and would like to see them on DVD but looking for those which "are" or "will be" on disc.
     
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    The Terminator Trilogy only deals with what happens "afterwards". I am looking for the buildup and the event, not only post. T2 does have one dream scene which is good but only a scene.
    David, you are right... Mushroom Clouds and the works on my pizza [​IMG]
    I also have Thirteen Days which is a great movie and gives you some insight as to just how close the US came to WWIII in the '60's.
    I am sure others here have a different fixation over some sort of theme they like in a flick. Don't get me wrong, I like all sorts of films but looking at the times at hand, these nuke movies seem to be of high interest right now and wanted to start a thread for not only myself but others with similar interest.
    One recent post mentioned By Dawn's Eary Light which is a good movie but also not on DVD yet.
     
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    Saw a movie on TV the other night "Panic in the Year Zero" that fits your bill....But don't think its on DVD yet ..but it should be..I really enjoyed it
     
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    I just saw Resident Evil last night. It might count. But I won't give away any spoilers as to why. [​IMG]
    Chris.
     
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    In that same vein, we can include the upcoming release of Return of the Living Dead, right? [​IMG]
     
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    It should be noted that Panic in the Year Zero is a cheesy yet fun AIP-type of 1950s "Atomic Age" thriller complete with a paper-mache mutant monster. Love it.

    Has a release date for The Day After been announced?
     
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    Actually there was No Monster in this movie It was basically about a family heading on vacation that just gets out of the way of a nuclear stike in LA & they move to the woods and try to avoid all the other survivors ( Punks,looters rapists etc)until the government can re-organize and get back into control of things....Stars Ray Milland & Frankie Avalon ..Chezzy ? maybe a bit but not nearly like the monster movies of the same genre
     
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    How about Wim Wender's Until the End of the World. An interesting bit of humanist sci-fi. According to Wim's web site, it's in the works for DVD (date TBD).
    - Guy
     
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    The Rapture
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    Apocalypse Now [​IMG]
     

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