To celebrate Studiocanal’s release of the digitally restored Quatermass & the Pit, on DVD and on Blu-ray for the first time on October 10th, we have a print of the exclusive new artwork design from British artist Olly Moss and a copy of the film on DVD to give away to one lucky Film Pilgrim reader.
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 starring Andrew Keir as the titular scientist, battling evil alien forces that threaten to take over the world, and also stars James Donald, Barbara Shelley and Julian Glover. Nigel Kneale’s Quatermass series has been said to have influenced everyone from John Carpenter to Dr Who.
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 excavations threaten to unleash the terrifying force of the aliens upon mankind once again…
The Extras on the release include: 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 and World of Hammer – Sci-Fi Episode
Here is the interview with Kim Newman that can be found on the disc – you can find our full review of the new edition here
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