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The Day of the Triffids (2009) (R2/UK BD) in February

Showbox Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of The Day of the Triffids on 1st February 2010 followed by the UK Blu-ray Disc release a few weeks later on 22nd February 2010. RRP is 19.99 and £24.99 respectively.

One of the highlights of the BBC's 2009 Christmas TV schedule, John Wyndham's classic 1951 post-apocalyptic bestseller The Day of the Triffids comes to the screen as an epic, brand new, contemporary adaptation written by Patrick Harbinson (Law And Order: Special Victims Unit; E.R.) and directed by Nick Copus (The 4400; Eastenders). The new version is described as an effects-laden CGI extravaganza about a world threatened by carnivorous, man-eating plants. The cast includes Dougray Scott (Desperate Housewives), Joely Richardson (Nip/Tuck), Eddie Izzard (Valkyrie; Ocean's Thirteen), Brian Cox (The Bourne Supremacy), Vanessa Redgrave (Atonement; Evening), Jason Priestley (My Name Is Earl; Medium), Shane Taylor (Band Of Brothers) and Ewen Bremner (Hallam Foe).

Features include:

  • "Making of" featurette
  • VFX progress
  • Behind the Scenes
  • 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)

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