The War Game (1965)

Directed by: Peter Watkins

Stars: Michael Aspel, Peter Graham, Kathy Staff

Language: English + Commentary (2nd track) | Subtitles: English [srt+vob]

Ty ripper: newda | Country: Uk | Imdb Info | Ar: 4:3 | Dvdrip

Extras:  featurette (18 min.) – ‘The War Game’ – The Controversy’
an early short (17 min.) by Watkins, “The Diary of an Unknown Soldier”

DescriptionThe War Game is a fictional, worst-case-scenario docu-drama about nuclear war and its aftermath in and around a typical English city.


1.01GB | 46:23mins | 544×416 | avi

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7 Responses to The War Game (1965)

  1. The War Game is the infamous Nuclear Attack On Britain Banned by BBC it is Very Shocking & Disturbing in 1965 Until 20 Years Later On Wednesday July 31st 1985 On BBC-1.

    The Air Raids Sounded When The People Who Could Not Afford for The Sandbags & The Tables,Chairs to Take Cover & Air Raid Warden Lady Ran Outside Bring The Young Boy into the House & It’s Too Late Also They Blinded by The Heatwave Melting Upturned Eyeballs & Seconds Later When The Small Boy Blinded by the infamous light of the infamous fireball flash screaming can’t see when his parents who lift the small boy into the Shelter of The House to Take Cover Under The Table When The Huge Big Bang Blasts & Slamming Shattering The Glass Windows & The Firestorms of The Buildings in Rochester,Kent.

    The Famous Voices of course Dick Graham & Michael Aspel.

    The War Game is The infamous Nuclear Attack On Britain Banned by The BBC in 1965 & The Film Producer Peter Watkins & The Commetators,Dick Graham & Michael Aspel.

    Terry Christie,
    Sunderland,Tyne & Wear.

  2. From Chicago says:


  3. john M says:

    I used to have to search around a dozen different sites for these types of movies. You have helped me immensly

  4. Sean says:

    Excellent film post. This one and ‘Threads’ from 1983 showed that the BBC was capable of delivering hard-hitting topical dramas – before it became bloated with cash and content to peddle banal sitcoms and dance shows for elderly middle-class ladies in Cheltenham and Tunbridge Wells.

  5. Fingersmaster says:

    Wow !
    This has always been one of my favourite Watkins, along with Culloden, Punishment Park and La Commune.
    If you are planning to post more Peter Watkins, you’ll make a lot of us very happy !

  6. PlisskenCallMeSnake says:

    From IMDB – intended as an hour-long program to air on BBC 1, but it was deemed too intense and violent to broadcast.

    BBC actually ‘shelved’ this movie for a number of years before they finally released it for wide-screen viewing. Compared to ‘Testament’, ‘The Day After’ and a few other movies of this ilk – ‘The War Game’ is still considered to be one of the best ‘Nuclear-scenario’ movies, to this day… Thank for this post, RL!!

  7. Rod says:

    Dear RareLust,
    Who needs Cable Television when we have you?
    Thank you so much for fulfilling my requests to date…
    and this film included. Your site and you are everything that is right about the internet, and more! Thanks again…

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