The Quatermass Xperiment [Blu-ray] [1955]

  • SKU: 25846195
  • Release Date: 12/02/2014
  • Rating: NR
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Special Features

  • On-camera interview with legendary Director, John Carpenter
  • "The quartermass xperiment: from reality to fiction" - featurette
  • "The quartermass xperiment: comparing the versions" - featurette
  • On-camera Val Guest interview by Hammer Film historian Marcus Hearn
  • Audio commentary by Director Val Guest and Marcus Hearn
  • "Trailers from hell" with Ernest Dickerson
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Alternate main title


The Quatermass Xperiment
A rocket crash-lands in England after a flight of more than 57 hours into deep space. The design of Professor Bernard Quatermass (Brian Donlevy), a forceful, misanthropic American scientist, the Q-1 had three astronauts aboard when it left Earth, but only one of them, engineer Victor Caroon (Richard Wordsworth), is on board upon landing, and he is in a near-comatose state. Even more baffling, the spacesuits of the other two men are still aboard the wrecked ship and are still interlocked, as though they were in them when whatever transpired. Quatermass's investigation is complicated by the presence of Inspector Lomax (Jack Warner) of Scotland Yard, who is treating the disappearance of the two men as a potential murder case, and by Caroon's wife Judith (Margia Dean), who blames the scientist for what has happened to her husband. An on-board camera, although damaged, shows an encounter with some form of energy that invaded the ship and attacked the crew, seemingly killing the other two astronauts and rendering Caroon unconscious. Caroon's condition keeps worsening -- Quatermass's medical expert, Dr. Gordon Briscoe (David King-Wood), is alarmed by the man's impossible heart- and pulse-rate, his degenerating skin and apparent changes in his bone and facial structure. Judith Caroon tries to spirit her husband out of the hospital where he's being cared for, not knowing that something horrific is happening to him. Quatermass and Briscoe soon realize that Caroon is little more than the shell of a man, masking an invading alien life form that can literally draw the life out of any living thing that it touches. The manhunt turns into a fight for survival as the creature continues to kill and mutate, threatening to release spores into the air and spread itself by the millions throughout the Earth. ~ Bruce Eder, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Brian Donlevy
    Brian Donlevy - Prof. Bernard Quatermass
  • Jack Warner
    Jack Warner - Inspector Lomax
  • Margia Dean
    Margia Dean - Julia Carroon
  • Richard Wordsworth
    Richard Wordsworth - Victor Carroon
  • David King-Wood
    David King-Wood - Dr. Gordon Briscoe

Overall customer rating

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Early Hammer sci-fi horror film

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    This is one of Hammer horror film's earlier forays into the realm of sci-fi and horror before striking box office gold two years later with The Curse of Frankenstein. Also included on this import-only Bluray are the feature films X the Unknown (1957) and Quatermass II (aka Enemy from Space (1957)) As mentioned, this is an import so unfortunately will only play on a region free Bluray player

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good movie for a sci-fi fan.

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    Good British movie also known as The Creeping Unknown where 1 man returns to earth and turns into a hideous monster. Well acted and interesting for a 1950's movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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