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Quatermass and the Pit

Quatermass and the Pit

Roy Ward Baker (1967)

12 Certificate


Our Score
This is the most popular of the movies taken from Nigel Kneale's acclaimed BBC TV serial. Although the Deluxe Color dissipates some of the atmosphere and mystery, the story of the Martian spaceship uncovered in a London Tube station retains much of its intrigue and sense of disquiet thanks to Roy Ward Baker's careful direction and special effects that never attempt to exceed their technical or budgetary limitations. As well as providing a generous helping of shocks, Kneale's script gives his complex themes and theories plenty of space, and both action and argument are neatly judged by leads Andrew Keir, James Donald and Hammer favourite Barbara Shelley.


Builders working on a London Underground extension unearth what they think is an unexploded bomb. When renowned scientist Bernard Quartermaster investigates, he discovers something far deadlier - an ancient spaceship containing the remains of insect-like aliens, whose psychic abilities still represent a deadly threat to the human race. Sci-fi horror based on the classic TV series, starring Andrew Keir, Barbara Shelley, James Donald and Julian Glover.

Cast & Crew

Dr Matthew Roney James Donald
Professor Bernard Quatermass Andrew Keir
Barbara Judd Barbara Shelley
Colonel Breen Julian Glover
Sladden Duncan Lamont
Captain Potter Bryan Marshall
Howell Peter Copley
Director Roy Ward Baker
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Studio Canal Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay Released on: 29 Jun 2012


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