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Quatermass and the Pit/Quatermass 2
Quatermass and the Pit/Quatermass 2
Actors: James Donald, Andrew Keir, Brian Donlevy, John Longden, Barbara Shelley
Directors: Roy Ward Baker, Val Guest
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
NR     2004     3hr 3min


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Actors: James Donald, Andrew Keir, Brian Donlevy, John Longden, Barbara Shelley
Directors: Roy Ward Baker, Val Guest
Creators: Arthur Grant, Val Guest, Anthony Hinds, Anthony Nelson Keys, Michael Carreras, Nigel Kneale
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 07/27/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 3hr 3min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 20
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Do Research Before Paying 150.00 For This!!!!!
kozmikrokker | 06/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've found info on-line stating that Quatermass and the pit / Quatermass 2 is coming back in print on July 27th 2004. Can't say for sure if this info is correct. But you might what to look around before you get taken advantage of."
Absorbing Bristish Sci Fi....
Kenneth M. Pizzi | San Mateo, CA United States | 08/09/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Quatermass II is the real gem here and the director commentary adds an extra dimension to the understanding of the fimmaker's vision for a story that is imaginative and well written.

Brian Donlevy's performance as an American scientist in Britain is quite believable and noteworthy. I particularly like Val Guest's imaginative use of photography and specific sets (i.e. the Shell Refinery south of London) used as the enemy's secret lair. Not a horror film per se, but a disturbing one nonetheless. Although somewhat dated, the film keeps your interest throughout."
OUTSTANDING double feature! GREAT British science fiction!
Gordon M. Wagner | Suburbia | 04/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Intelligent stories that really draw you in. Great acting, direction and cinematography. AND music! Science fiction is wonderful for being able to express ideas that would otherwise never see the light of day, and both of these movies feature sinister conspiracies or incredible contrasts and truths about life on our dear little rock. There's a terrific scene in "Five Million Years to Earth" aka "Quatermass and the Pit" with a bunch of "normal" guys using new-found psychic abilities to stone to death another guy who's not one of them -- no dialogue, but true horror. Both movies feature disquieting ideas. Quatermass is an impressive character, played by two different actors. There's another Quatermass movie out there called "The Creeping Unknown" but it's not on a par with these two movies. "Quatermass and the Pit" builds to a climax where an alien intelligence takes over London and -- well, you've got to see it. Both stories are complicated and if you're a science fiction fan you will find them *delectable* -- absolutely worth the money on their own and if you buy this set you'll be getting a real deal. Two of the best science fiction films in my modest-but-considered science fiction collection. Truly impressive films. And, like I wrote, science fiction allows creators to express ideas that couldn't even be broached otherwise."
Excellent movies, some of the best Hammer ever did
kozmikrokker | Highland, Utah United States | 06/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Much has already been said about these two movies. I just want to add that some of the effects in Quatermass and the Pit are very good, like the giant grasshopper at the end. All in all the best thing about these both is the excellent story telling. Particularly Quatermass and the Pit. When I first saw this as a kid I didn't know whether it was horror or science fiction, it has both and is told very well. I consider this to be one of the definitive science fiction movies of the era. Nothing like this one has ever been done since. This set of movies for sci-fi was equally the quality equivalent of Hammer's Mummy and Dracula movies.