Perhaps the most depressing film ever produced - what could be worse than having your country decimated by massive amounts of nuclear weapons? Saying that, it is a hugely impressive endeavour even by 1980s standards and still holds up as a highly important and terrifying film today.
Not only showing the effects of the paranoia in the build up to the attack - panic buying, protests and rioting - the attack itself and the mass confusion and terror felt, and then progresses to show what the future holds for a nuclear ravaged society, right up to 13 years after the bombs.
While this is perhaps one of the most important films you will ever see, the extra features here are an opportunity that was sadly missed. An audio commentary by some of the cast or even the writers, a documentary on nuclear paranoia or the creation of the Protect and Survive films, or how nuclear war has influenced modern day songs, films and TV would have been amazing. Perhaps they are holding back for a special anniversary edition some day??