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Drawing on 25 years of Quatermass legacy through films and television, Kneale and Haggard are uncompromising in their depiction of anarchy, decay, and desperate pockets of hope, and Mills is brilliant in his title role as a genius devoted to saving what's left of humanity. The result of their collaboration is the most compelling of all Quatermass adventures, and the most disturbing. While the four-hour Quatermass series is the one to watch, this two-disc DVD set also includes the truncated theatrical version and "The Enduring Mystery of Stonehenge," an hour-long episode of The History Channel's excellent series In Search of History, placing the fictional speculation of Quatermass in current historical context. All in all, a fascinating combination. --Jeff Shannon
- All four episodes, plus the rare theatrical version The Quatermass Conclusion
- "Enduring Mystery of Stonehenge" from the History Channel's In Search of History series
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The premise of 'Quatermass' has to do with an alien 'force' (a beam of energy), originating from a distant part of the universe, which "harvests" human beings. It seems that the beings behind this 'force' visited Earth 5,000 years previously, leaving a collective fright among the human population. As a result of that event, the early peoples constructed megaliths (Stonehenge, Ringstone Round, etc.) to mark places where the aliens landed, and where they left transmitters or beacons under the earth. As the film begins, we see a world in decay. Social and environmental calamaties have been rife, with barbaric tribalism resurgent. Young people seem to be in the grip of some kind of collective madness, compelled to mass at these megalithic locations. It seems that that the alien 'collectors' are drawn to the physiology of younger humans (this assumes great significance as the film progresses). The young, anxious to leave behind this bleak environment, believe they will be taken to another planet (they call themselves 'Planet People').
When large crowds of the young arrive at the various locations, a strange beam emanates from the sky to the location. Puff, they are all gone, leaving only charred dust. This is, as we learn, the "gathering time" for this 'harvest'. Quatermass (well played by John Mills) discovers the truth, and and sets out to combat the malevolent force.Read more ›
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1, This is not a BBC production in any way.
This version in 1979 was made by uk's ITV, who are not a subsiduary or in any way related to the BBC, the clue is in the name,... Read more
Years after the original mass stories, an older Professor Bernard Quatemass is searching for his estranged granddaughter. Read morePublished 12 months ago by bernie
Expensive for what you get but you just have to have this classic in your library.Published 12 months ago by flup
I did watch this DVD until the finish. I did not particular like the way it ended. I felt that I was left a bit up-in-the-air. Read morePublished on April 28, 2014 by Jacquelene Murphy
I was extremely disappointed with this. I liked John Mills in the movies that I had seen that he made. Read morePublished on January 9, 2014 by Judith Gribble
Charged additional postage when collecting from Post Office (later refunded).
Advised supplier that item was received in an unfit state, smelling badly of tobacco throughout. Read more
A fantastic film and series that will appeal to anyone who dislikes dangerous cults and the rise of psuedo-science. It is a shame that this hidden gem is not better known.Published on September 10, 2013 by Beverley Candy
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