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The Day After - Ultimate Cut

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Everyone here knows The Day After.

And everyone knows that there is a longer cut with restored scenes.

But this longer cut is poor quality. So someone took both copies, cleaned it up a bit, and put it all together, plus threw in a couple enchantments.

So we have The Day After: The Ultimate Cut. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-t0ve4jeZpYBRSCVR1Rw70VcLcdNlvpb/view?usp=sharing

Give it a watch and see what you think.
 
Everyone here knows The Day After.

And everyone knows that there is a longer cut with restored scenes.

But this longer cut is poor quality. So someone took both copies, cleaned it up a bit, and put it all together, plus threw in a couple enchantments.

So we have The Day After: The Ultimate Cut. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-t0ve4jeZpYBRSCVR1Rw70VcLcdNlvpb/view?usp=sharing

Give it a watch and see what you think.
Doesn't work. Takes me to google drive to the video. But when I click play no sound and screen black through entire video. :(
 
My desktop runs XP, so that's out, but I'll check it out on the laptop when I get it returned. It has 10 on it.
 
Thankyou just finished watching it. Faith in God? Even the priest struggles. Faith in the president? Even public response struggles. Yet some here believe. Best of luck πŸ€žπŸ˜’ . For those of you who think your enemy will be worse off πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ™„πŸ˜”your πŸ€ͺπŸ₯΄. In the end those few countries with better preps will succeed. Unfortunately 99.8% of Western countries will not. America is one of them. Our enemies will will flourish in comparison. Facts dictate this with no room for argument. πŸ˜₯πŸ˜“πŸ˜”. Many decades have past , yet no real improvement for such scenario has been made by the west in such situation for general population. Funny how we bag out Russia and China for inhumane treatment of their populations, yet they have planned and done more for their populations for such scenario.
πŸ™„πŸ€”πŸ§πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ. 🀞shouldn't be to much longer.
 
Thankyou just finished watching it. Faith in God? Even the priest struggles. Faith in the president? Even public response struggles. Yet some here believe. Best of luck πŸ€žπŸ˜’ . For those of you who think your enemy will be worse off πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ™„πŸ˜”your πŸ€ͺπŸ₯΄. In the end those few countries with better preps will succeed. Unfortunately 99.8% of Western countries will not. America is one of them. Our enemies will will flourish in comparison. Facts dictate this with no room for argument. πŸ˜₯πŸ˜“πŸ˜”. Many decades have past , yet no real improvement for such scenario has been made by the west in such situation for general population. Funny how we bag out Russia and China for inhumane treatment of their populations, yet they have planned and done more for their populations for such scenario.
πŸ™„πŸ€”πŸ§πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ. 🀞shouldn't be to much longer.
Have you seen it before?
 
Yet some here believe.
And that was a film 39 years ago. Time does not freeze - imagine how much has changed since then - in terms of worse weapons and lesser warning.
I distinctly remember seeing on ABC on November 20, 1983 - 39 years ago.
Of course, 99.9 percent would have no warning, like in the Kansas story near a missile site. And evacuation of the major cities would be impossible.
Two other films made since: Dawn's Early Light (1990) - ironically with a nuclear attack on Ukraine, when it was part of the USSR - and the Sum of All Fears (2002) - also vaguely address the subject, but the horror is lessened. And of course a real attack would not be Baltimore, but would be Washington DC.

A modern-day version of the film is needed. There are too many in denial about the horrors of nuclear war, who simply shrug it away.
 
And that was a film 39 years ago. Time does not freeze - imagine how much has changed since then - in terms of worse weapons and lesser warning.
I distinctly remember seeing on ABC on November 20, 1983 - 39 years ago.
Of course, 99.9 percent would have no warning, like in the Kansas story near a missile site. And evacuation of the major cities would be impossible.
Two other films made since: Dawn's Early Light (1990) - ironically with a nuclear attack on Ukraine, when it was part of the USSR - and the Sum of All Fears (2002) - also vaguely address the subject, but the horror is lessened. And of course a real attack would not be Baltimore, but would be Washington DC.

A modern-day version of the film is needed. There are too many in denial about the horrors of nuclear war, who simply shrug it away.
This is a section from an article I posted in cold war history that was an eye opener for me.

"The first test of a deliverable hydrogen bomb. Known as Castle Bravo, the scientists badly misjudged the yield of the bomb, which was about fifteen megatons compared to the five or six megatons they were predicting. The resulting radioactive fallout went far beyond what the test team was expecting, nearly killing the testing team in the process. The test did contaminate nearby islanders as well as the unlucky inhabitants of a Japanese fishing boat, Lucky Dragon, that happened to be in the area at the time of the test. All of the crew became sick, and one person died shortly after returning to Japan.

After the test, President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s science advisers superimposed the fallout patterns of the Castle Bravo test on a map with Washington, DC as ground zero. The results were shocking.

If ground zero had been Washington, D.C…. every resident of the greater Washington-Baltimore area would now be dead. Without a Station 70–style bunker for protection, the entire population living there would have been killed by 5,000 roentgens of radiation exposure in mere minutes. Even in Philadelphia, 150 miles away, the majority of inhabitants would have been exposed to radiation levels that would have killed them within the hour. In New York City, 225 miles north, half of the population would have died by nightfall. All the way to the Canadian border, inhabitants would have been exposed to 100 roentgens or more, their suffering similar to what the fisherman on the Lucky Dragon had endured."
 
There's also the UK rough equivalent of this (more mockumentary style), Threads, which I think is maybe more realistic (though who knows, thankfully).

 
There's also the UK rough equivalent of this (more mockumentary style), Threads, which I think is maybe more realistic (though who knows, thankfully).

I really enjoyed Threads.

If you have the ability to get the DVD version, Threads has a great commentary track, though they do talk smack about The Day After. Conversely, The Day After's commentary track is awful. But the Blu-Ray does have a documentary on Nicholas Meyer's effort to get the film made. That's really good.
 
November 20, 1983: 100 million watch ABC TV movie "The Day After" about nuclear war.
39 years later, the concept of use of nuclear bombs is increasingly normalized, with even calls for world war.
Let us hope this changes in the world, and the violence can end.

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