Quatermass and the Pit (Five Million Years to Earth)(The Mind Benders) (1967)
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Nigel Kneale's Quatermass TV series spawned a brief film series produced over an eleven-year period; 1967's Quatermass and the Pit, released in the US as Five Million Years to Earth, was the third and (until 1979's Quatermass Conclusion) last of the features. As with previous chapters in the Kneale saga, the film begins with a baffling scientific discovery. This time it's an alien ship, alive after 5,000,000 years, discovered during the excavation of a new subway line. The craft is able to cause
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The brilliant pre-Von Daniken anthropological theme of Kneale's script still guarantees interest.
As well as providing a generous helping of shocks, Kneale's script gives his complex themes and theories plenty of space...
One of the high points of Hammer's film production, and a worthy addition to the cannon of films and TV realisations of the products of Nigel Kneale's probing, prescient imagination.
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