Five Clips from UK Mini-Series The Day of the Triffids

In anticipation of its February 1st UK DVD release date (with the Blu-ray following on February 22nd) from Showbox Home Entertainment, The Day of the Triffids has shared five clips from the mini-series on its MySpace Blog, and we, in turn, are sharing them with you guys.

The Day of the Triffids – an effects-laden CGI extravaganza about a world threatened by carnivorous, man-eating plants – boasts a star-studded cast that includes Dougray Scott, Joely Richardson, Eddie Izzard, Brian Cox, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Priestley, Shane Taylor, and Ewen Bremner.

With traditional global fuel sources dwindling, mankind’s search for an alternative has led to the cultivation and harvesting of the Triffid, a relatively newly discovered plant rich in oil extracts. Capable of seemingly intelligent behavior and able to move around on their leg-like roots, these dangerously carnivorous plants possess a poisonous sting enabling them to kill and feed on their victims.

When a highly anticipated, worldwide solar storm results in the billions of spectators who witness it being rendered totally blind, civilized society begins to collapse, leaving those few sighted survivors to watch helplessly as disorder unfolds. Amidst the chaos the once-captive Triffids find freedom and, with a voracious appetite for human flesh, begin roaming the planet, evolving and breeding rapidly as they descend upon towns and cities in search of food. With mankind facing imminent annihilation, it is left to a select few people to take a stand against the Triffids’ reign of terror and fight an epic battle to save the future of the human race.

Produced by Power and Prodigy, written by Patrick Harbinson, and directed by Nick Copus, The Day of the Triffids is an action-packed, fast-paced suspense drama that vividly brings to life John Wyndham’s classic 1951 post-apocalyptic bestseller.

The home video’s special features include:

  • Making-of featurette
  • VFX progress
  • Behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Interview gallery (18 interviews)
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo audio options DTS HD MA 5.1 audio track (Blu-ray only)
  • Check out the clips, entitled OPENING MOMENTS, UNLAWFUL ENTRY, WATCH THE SKIES, A VISIT TO NUMBER TEN, and WHEN TRIFFIDS ATTACK, and pre-order your copy from Amazon UK below. For more, visit The Day of the Triffids on MySpace.

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    • cultlabs

      Thanks for a great Triffids post. I’m admin of the Myspace so it’s great to see the videos on another site.

      We also have a Facebook page with loads of content here:!/pages/The-Day-Of-The-Triffids/214441271160?

    • SpaceAce

      Its watchable. The Triffids look pretty cool, but its nothing great. Check out the original BBC adaptation from the 70’s. That was awesome 🙂

    • Avid Fan

      Looks like an original take on the tale, looks good.

    • The Butcher

      I really liked this take on Wyndham’s classic story. Very worth tracking down and watching.