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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.
The film 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.
Hobbs End, Knightsbridge, London. Whilst working on a new subway tunnel for the London Underground a group of construction workers uncover a strangely shaped skull amongst the rubble. Nearby is another discovery: a large, mysterious and impenetrable metal object.
Initially mistaken for an unexploded bomb the origins of the object and its strange power are far more horrific and terrifying than anybody could have possibly imagined. Is it of this earth?
Could it be the ancestral link to mankind’s evolution? Or could it be an ancient link to unleashing ultimate evil? There’s only one man capable of unravelling the clues, his name is Professor Bernard Quatermass, a man of science who thrives on the dark mysteries of the world, a man with answers.
Quatermass & The Pit is released on Double Play on October 10, 2011. It is a certificate 12.
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