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Quatermass and the Pit DVD+Blu-ray

Roy Ward Baker, 1967


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Film Details

Directed by Roy Ward Baker

Produced in 1967

Main Language - English

Countries & Regions - British Film

Film Description

The third in the trilogy of films based on Nigel Kneale's seminal Quatermass series, Quatermass & the Pit was made by Hammer Studios in 1967, directed by stalwart Roy Ward Baker and stars Andrew Keir as the scientist battling evil alien forces that threaten to take over the world. James Donald, Barbara Shelley and Julian Glover co-star.

During excavations in London a large unidentified object is unearthed in Hob's End tube station. 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 excavations threaten to unleash the terrifying force of the aliens upon mankind once again...

This is Hammer at their very finest, with a fabulous cast and a powerful atmosphere of slowly building terror.

DVD+Blu-ray Details

Certificate: 12

Publisher: Studio Canal

Length: 178 mins

Aspect ratio: 1.66:1

Format: DVD+Blu-ray Colour

Region: 2

Released: 10th October 2011

Cat No: OPTBD0631

DVD+Blu-ray Extras

  • 2 discs
  • Double-play Edition
  • Digitally Restored
  • New UK exclusive interviews with Julian Glover, Mark Gatiss, Judith Kerr, Kim Newman, Joe Dante and Marcus Hearne
  • Audio commentary with Nigel Kneale and Roy Ward Baker
  • World of Hammer - Sci-Fi Episode
  • UK and US trailers.

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by Barry Forshaw on 26th October 2011

Hammer Film's third and final cinematic version of the classic Nigel Kneale science fiction epics (originally written for TV) is perhaps the best, although the previou... Read on


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