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Quatermass And The Pit (1967)

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Also known as:

Five Million Years to Earth (USA)


Status: Released

Category: Film

Release date: November 7, 1967 (UK - Theatrical)

Genre: Science Fiction / Horror

Country of origin: UK

Language: English

Running time: 98 mins

Directed by: Roy Ward Baker

Written by: Nigel Kneale

Produced by: Anthony Nelson Keys

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During excavations in London a large unidentified object is unearthed. It defies definition although the area has always been associated with diabolical evil. Within its walls Professor Quatermass (Keir) discovers the remains of intelligent alien creatures that attempted to conquer the Earth in prehistoric times and, through their experiments on early man, altered human evolution to its present state. Though dormant for many centuries, the power supply from the excavations is being drained by the ship until its terrifying force can be unleashed and the creatures can reinstate their violent dominance over man.

Adapted by Nigel Kneale from his original BBC TV serial.


UK quad Andrew Keir as Professor Quatermass


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24 Nov 2013, 11:55am

Just watched the Blu Ray, excellent! Very good Hammer film and lovely quality on Blu Ray. Has anyone noticed the gloved hand in the very last shot of the movie, as Quatermass comes round the corner to see Barbara sitting down recovering (just before the end titles) Maybe the camera man was cold? It is also creepy.