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Postby Aspic » Sat Nov 11, 2006 11:07 am

I can't believe that no-one has mentioned "When the Wind Blows" - the Raymond Briggs (of Snowman fame) cartoon.

One of the most depressing nuclear war movies ever - I'm always welling up by the end.
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Postby urgrue » Sat Nov 11, 2006 11:59 am

Aspic wrote:I can't believe that no-one has mentioned "When the Wind Blows" - the Raymond Briggs (of Snowman fame) cartoon.

One of the most depressing nuclear war movies ever - I'm always welling up by the end.


It was mentioned, on the first page I think. But how come no one mentioned the Mad Max series?

Did the Red Dawn fans here know it has a semi-sequel called Steel Dawn? Also
with patrick swayze. Which was pretty awful unfortunately.

There are so few good apocalypse films that its a shame to limit the list to
only nuclear war ones. Anyway:

Virus aka Fukkatsu no Hi. Japanese huge-budget flop. World is ravaged by a
virus and eventually deteriorates to nuclear war. Absolutely excellent film
in its own way despite numerous shortcomings. Get the long version or you'll
miss our on the scene where the protagnist has a great chat with a
skeleton in a church.
The War Game (ie not Wargames) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059894/
Panic in the Year Zero :1962, "Milland and family leave Los Angeles for a
fishing trip just as the city is hit by a nuclear bomb. Continuing out into
the wilderness for safety, the family now must try to survive as their
world crumbles around them. Generally considered the best of Milland's five
directorial efforts."
Quintet with paul newman. post-apoc survivors in what is presumably a
nuclear winter entertain themselves with a weird game, waiting to
die. has some good points to it.
La Jetee. short film, the basis for 12 monkeys. very nice.
Glen and Randa. post-apoc. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067141/
the bed sitting room :1969, post-apoc: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064074/
salute of the jugger :aka blood of heroes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094764/
world war 3 :1982, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084919/
letters from a dead man :1986, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091759/
world without end :1956, post-apoc http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049964/
operation ganymed :1977 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076502/
spirits of the air, gremlins of the clouds :1989, by alex proyas http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098373/
gas-s-s-s :1971, by roger corman. never saw it http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065760/
the old man at the zoo
the sacrifice :by tarkovsky.
by dawns early light :http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099197/
six-string samurai :http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118736/
the damned
the ultimate warrior :1975, with yul brenner and max von sydow. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073835/
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Postby SODsniper » Sat Nov 11, 2006 1:34 pm

@urgrue

Damn

That was a nice piece of research you did there.


Kudos.


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Postby Red Dawn » Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:01 pm

Steel Dawn isn't a sequel to Red Dawn, it's a post apocolyptic movie sharing a word in the title. Patrick Swayze doesn't exactly make it out of Red Dawn in a condition to roam the wasteland, lol
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Postby urgrue » Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:03 pm

SODsniper wrote:That was a nice piece of research you did there.


thanks. the whole apocalypse genre is something im a sucker for, always have been.
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Postby urgrue » Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:08 pm

Red Dawn wrote:Steel Dawn isn't a sequel to Red Dawn, it's a post apocolyptic movie sharing a word in the title. Patrick Swayze doesn't exactly make it out of Red Dawn in a condition to roam the wasteland, lol


I know thats why i called it a "semi-sequel" ;)
There are also some references to red dawn in steel dawn. I think it's pretty clear the filmmakers had red dawn in mind when they made it.
Kinda like fallout is to wasteland, except for the fact that fallout is good and steel dawn, well, isnt.
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Postby shinygerbil » Sat Nov 11, 2006 3:26 pm

It's not really related, but it involves nuclear warfare:

Hadashi no Gen (Barefoot Gen), about the effects of the Hiroshima bomb; loosely based on true events. (IMDb)
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Postby dawnchorus » Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:23 am

urgrue wrote:
Aspic wrote:I can't believe that no-one has mentioned "When the Wind Blows" - the Raymond Briggs (of Snowman fame) cartoon.

One of the most depressing nuclear war movies ever - I'm always welling up by the end.


It was mentioned, on the first page I think. But how come no one mentioned the Mad Max series?


I mentioned them both in the same post!!!!!
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Postby urgrue » Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:53 am

dawnchorus wrote:I mentioned them both in the same post!!!!!


lol :oops:
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Postby rome87 » Sun Nov 12, 2006 12:57 pm

what the best movie any 1 ?
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Postby SODsniper » Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:39 pm

While it's not a "nuclear war" movie (although there is a nuke blast.. :D) for an END OF THE WORLD movie, it's pretty good..

THE STAND


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Postby Splatterer » Sun Nov 12, 2006 6:00 pm

rome87 wrote:what the best movie any 1 ?


If you mean the best straight up nuclear war movie, that shows the war and the war is the main plot device, then it will always be a debate of Threads vs. The Day After, with (in general) the UKers pulling for Threads and the USAers voting for TDA.
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Postby SODsniper » Sun Nov 12, 2006 7:14 pm

I never saw THREADS...

THE DAY AFTER is real good for about the first hour. After that it really drags, in my not so humble opinion.

Interesting note. I mentioned JERICHO earlier. In the last couple episodes, they have mentioned radiation drifting in from "LAWRENCE, KS"...

That is a homage to THE DAY AFTER, as it was Lawrence, KS that got nuked in TDA...

I thought it was a nice tribute for Jericho to do..


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Postby Sorceresss » Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:24 am

Are "Damnation Alley" and "Terminator 3" acceptable to you guys ?

(Trembling at the thought of being blasted if no nuke actually blasted in those two movies).
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Postby Splatterer » Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:29 am

By the new expanded rules, both are fine. I think both have even been mentioned.

T3 shows the beginning of the nuclear war at the end.

Damnation Alley has George Peppard (aka Hannibal)!

So yeah, they both fit.

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