Quatermass and the Pit (Five Million Years to Earth) 1967 DVD. (Region 1 - Playable in North America - The US, Canada, Mexico, etc.) Widescreen. Color. Beautiful print. Newly reduced price!
Starring: Andrew Keir, James Donald, Barbara Shelley, Julian Glover, Duncan Lamont, Grant Taylor, Robert Morris. Written by Nigel Kneale. Directed by Roy Ward Baker.
We have met the enemy, and he is us: when a Martian spacecraft with a terrifying link to the origins of humanity is unearthed beneath a London tube station, only the esteemed Professor Bernard Quatermass (a very British--and possibly mad--precursor to Mulder and Scully) can save London's suddenly murderous population from itself. One of the most intelligently paranoid science fiction films ever produced, this pessimistic masterpiece functions as a dark flip side to the relatively optimistic alien-induced evolution theory presented in the later 2001: A Space Odyssey. Nigel Kneale's brilliant script (which posits a surprisingly plausible, otherworldly rationale for the existence of the supernatural) was later appropriated by acknowledged fan John Carpenter for his underrated Prince of Darkness.
A must-see for horror and science-fiction aficionados.
"All Earth Stands Helpless! Spawned in the depths of outer space -- a monster so horrible, so vicious, so incredible -- even when you see it you won't believe it could be!"