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When the Wind Blows
Genres: Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
Released only on vinyl in the U.S. when the film first came out in 1986 (and deleted shortly thereafter), this is the CD edition of the soundtrack to Raymond Briggs' anti-nuclear sci-fi cartoon about the fate of an ill-pre... more »
Released only on vinyl in the U.S. when the film first came out in 1986 (and deleted shortly thereafter), this is the CD edition of the soundtrack to Raymond Briggs' anti-nuclear sci-fi cartoon about the fate of an ill-prepared retired English couple when nuclear Armageddon strikes. 15 tracks, over half by Pink Floyd's Roger Waters, and the balance by David Bowie, Squeeze, Hugh Cornwell, Genesis, and Paul Hardcastle - most of which were recorded especially for the film . EMI. 1996.
Please release this as a region 1 DVD
Antigone414 | Milwaukee, WI | 01/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I rented this film from Blockbuster several years ago, and the film has haunted me ever since. Today, I was determined to purchase it on DVD so that I could share it with some friends. I was very disappointed to find that the only DVD version here on amazon is Region 2. I do solemnly swear that if you release this in the US, I will buy at least 3 copies - one for myself, one for my dad, and one for the friend I originally watched this film with years ago, who is similarly haunted by it."
Pedantic, boring, obvious
James M. Leonard | Cambridge, England | 04/19/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The script seems designed to teach ignorant morons that nuclear war would be awful, as if we all didn't know this already. In its effort to state the obvious, the movie has no surprises, no interesting twists, no plot development, no complicating factors, and no interesting characters. In fact, the characters are entirely flat, and remain witless throughout the entirety of the movie.
The movie relies entirely on the characters making statements out of ignorance which, in fact, are ironically true. If the movie had some interesting plot elements, then maybe the movie would not have been so boring. As it stands, I and the other two watching the movie were ready for it to be over in the first 20-30 minutes. Black comedic elements produced only two or three chuckles in my house.
We endured this flat movie to the end purely out of a devoted interest in Roger Waters' music, but there was not enough in it to justify this waste of time.
We walked away from the movie knowing nothing more about life than we did before we watched it. Actually, there was one thing which we got from the movie: despite the naiveté of the husband and wife in the movie, they nonetheless loved each other and were devoted to each other, and this is significant even in a holocaust when all else is lost. But this certainly was not a point which the movie producer wished to convey, and he would no doubt mock me for thinking such."