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The Day the Earth Caught Fire Blu-ray

Posted July 17, 2014 10:55 PM by Webmaster

British Film Institute (BFI)The British Film Institute announced today that it will release a Dual Format Edition of one of British cinema's most intense sci-fi offerings, Val Guest's The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961), starring Edward Judd, Janet Munro, and Leo McKern. The release is scheduled to arrive on the UK market in October.

In August, the newly remastered version of The Day the Earth Caught Fire will also be screened at the British Museum.

Synopsis: After nuclear tests knock the world off its axis, global temperatures start to rise rapidly. In London - where the heat is such that the Thames is in danger of drying up - Daily Express reporter Peter Stenning (Edward Judd), his colleague Bill Maguire (Leo McKern), and his girlfriend Jeanne Craig (Janet Munro), resolve to get to the bottom of the matter. What they eventually find, after fighting through much government red tape, is a truth more shocking than any of them could have imagined.


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News comments (14 comments)



wllm995
  Jul 17, 2014
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Saw it once on TV - seems to be a good one for Blu-ray.
Mykol Gantt
  Jul 17, 2014
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Wow! I was just wishing someone would bring this to BR a few days ago.

Wireduck1
  Jul 17, 2014
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Trailer

http://youtu.be/L4rHz7ENhtY

Bloodjunkie
  Jul 17, 2014
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Day one for sure. One of the classics I was waiting for. Now please give us This Island Earth!!!

Gerby
  Jul 18, 2014
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Very good film

ambientcafe
  Jul 18, 2014
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+1 for 'This Island Earth' -- Metaluna in hidef !
peterraes
  Jul 18, 2014
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same here,gief "This Island earth" plz
hendersd
  Jul 18, 2014
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I've got the DVD and would love to upgrade. This is a good one. Fast, snappy dialog. One of these days I'm gonna have to give in and obtain a region free player. :/ Darn it. And +3 for This Island Earth (and every other 50s sci-fi title).

montyb
  Jul 18, 2014
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Finally! BFI does such wonderful work on their transfers. Now BFI, where is THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS 1962? That film is crying out for a good restoration and a blu ray release.

Sir Henry Rawkinson
  Jul 18, 2014
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The original 35mm camera negative of Triffids 1962 was photo-chemically restored a few years ago and a print has been shown in America but no word on a Blu-ray has emerged.

themadpanner
  Jul 18, 2014
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I worked quite a bit with Val Guest when I was mixing the Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense Series and he spoke a lot about TDTECF, one of the main things he mentioned was the "Export" version which was in his words "very much sexier" , it would be great to see this, he said that the negative was stored in the vaults!

ufso
  Jul 18, 2014
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Dual format probably means you'll get the SD released years ago. Let's hope a new print will be struck or I'm keeping my SD.

hoytereden
  Jul 18, 2014
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Such a good movie. I saw it in the theater way back in the '60s. Janet Munro was so sexy in this.
peterraes
  Jul 19, 2014
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day of the triffids....has NEVER had a good quality release in the original 2:35 AR
The best is actually from a mega rare laserdisc and that "only" has 360 lines resolution!
There are countless dvd's out there,they are ALL rubbish quality,so yeah....a blu of it restored would be awesome to say the least!


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