SOMETHING WEIRD Survive Nuclear Radiation!

SOMETHING WEIRD Survive Nuclear Radiation!

Back in the 1940’s through the 1950’s, students in classrooms across America routinely practiced a Cold War-era, nuclear attack preparedness & emergency drill that today seems kind of silly.
Basically, a classroom full of oblivious kids were abruptly paralyzed by a loud, shrieking siren, then shouted-at by a panic-ridden teacher to “Duck and COVER!” –the catch phrase for everyone to dive under their desks, hands over their heads….’cause the bombs were-a-droppin’!
No nuclear attack ever manifested of course, and the drill slowly faded-away from being a practice in the classrooms of the nation. It’s no wonder these days, that prescription pain-killers are reportedly so widely abused by the baby boom generation; a whole population of adults are nerve-shattered wrecks thanks to those schoolroom drills. But the fear instilled in the citizenry of the United States of America at that time was real, possibly even justified. A genuine concern weighed heavy on the psyche of John Q. Citizen, that at any moment, the skies could be ripped apart by a giant atomic fire-ball, thereby hurling the nation into a “nuclear winter” where radioactive fallout would rain down like snowflakes on the helpless masses—all the ignorant were doomed if un-informed or ill-prepared. Yikes!
The perpetually paranoid populace during the Cold War era were saturated with helpful hints on surviving the, (seemingly-imminant) nuclear attack via what we like to call the “Atomic Scare Film”; instructional shorts, government-sponsored featurettes and public service announcements offering a myriad of ways for people to safely survive: 1) before, (2) during and (3) after, a nuclear attack. These classic clips were so pessimistic and dread-filled, it probably would’ve been easier to have your retinas fried-out and your flesh broiled to a crisp than try and find a reason to live after being relentlessly bombarded with them for a whole decade.
So, of course, Something Weird Video has lovingly compiled three massive DVD volumes of all-atomic; nothing-but-nuclear; animated shorts, vintage television P.S.A.’s and classroom educational films of the past titled the “Atomic Scare Films DVD Mega(ton) Set”! It’s FIVE (5) amazingly-pessimistic and nauseatingly-nostalgic DVD volumes in all; each 2 hours in length for a total of EIGHT (8) joy-destroying hours of dread for only $29.95. View them in the comfort and privacy of your very own underground bomb shelter or neighbor’s bunker.