The world's temperature is rising producing unbearable heat
over the globe. The reason for this climate change is the
result of nuclear tests conducted by the American and Russians
which has inadvertently knocked the Earth off its axis and
it is down to one paper in the heart of London, England to
unearth what is going on and inform the world...
in the UK for the first time Network Video has done this movie
proud. Val Guest's apocalyptic vision is brought to life with
very few visual effects. The director instead relying on his
strong cast and eerie settings to convey the gravity of the
Day the Earth Caught Fire is arguably a landmark in British
science fiction films. This
is one of the most disturbing movies to be made and a film
that every sci-fi nut should have in their DVD collection.
more scary is the fact that Val Guest and Edward Judd were
involved with the hideous Cannon and Ball 1982 movie The
Boys in Blue. Guest was, unbelievably responsible for
writing and directing. A heinous crime that they should have
been burned alive for. But then they do say there is a fine
line between genius and insanity.
then this review is about The Day the Earth Caught Fire
and thankfully both Guest and Judd are at their peak. A classic
that is as fresh today as the day it received its cinematic
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