The China Syndrome 06/23/18

Powerhouse Indicator

All but inventing the ‘new liberal exposé’ film format, James Bridges’ smart and effective thriller began as a star showcase with a political message. Its fictional nuclear accident hit screens just before almost the exact same thing happened in real life, at Three Mile Island. Historical synchronicity? Box office serendipity? One thing is certain — the show strongly affected the way we view the ‘miracle’ of nuclear-generated power. Starring Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas and Wilford Brimley. On Blu-ray from Powerhouse Indicator.