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Year
1967
Runtime
97 min.
Director
Roy Ward Baker
Genres
Sci-Fi, Thriller, Mystery, Horror
Rating *
7.1
Votes *
6,687
Checks
1,134
Favs
59
Dislikes
7
Favs/checks
5.2% (1:19)
Favs/dislikes
8:1
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  1. 252's avatar

    252

    Brits vs Aliens :D 1 year 8 months ago
  2. ClassicLady's avatar

    ClassicLady

    Very strange movie... 8 years 10 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Made 20 years after Hammer's first try at bringing Quatermass to the screen, Quatermass and the Pit is a lot better than the 1955 Xperiment, and that's due to a number of factors: Andrew Keir is a better Quatermass than Brian Donlevy was, giving a more textured and sympathetic performance; the cerebral philosophy of the original teleplay is retained; and if you're a Doctor Who fan, it's pretty much a UNIT story! Written long before even if made into a feature AFTER Pertwee's tenure as the Doctor, its existential Lovecraftian story has Barbara Shelley as Liz Shaw, Julian Glover as an obstructionist Brigadier, and even Bryan Marshall as Sgt. Benton. It's got mind control, aliens that were here before we were and manipulated human evolution, Quatermass dealing with foolish bureaucrats, and a giant ghostly monster like in The Daemons. All you need is a Master-type to ally with the baddies and you get the perfect UNIT template. Even if it weren't like a "lost UNIT story", it's cracking good horror sf, smart and exciting. Hammer Studios really knew what they were doing by that point. 3 years 5 months ago
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In 2 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #58 in BFI's 100 Science Fiction Films
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  2. This movie ranks #284 in TSZDT's The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films
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