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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 25 April 2019 at 10:34am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Forgot to mention that a surprise face in Quatermass was Julian Glover. Never expected to see him in the movie, and combined with the special effects, in some ways it made me think of Doctor Who.

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Julian Glover was great as the villain in City of Death (one of the few Doctor Who serials I own). And it took me almost a full season to realize that was him on Game of Thrones, because I had not seen him in anything since Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, which was in 1989.

(Can't believe I forgot to mention Bridge On The River Kwai. But in my defense, I haven't seen that in close to 15 years.)
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Posted: 25 April 2019 at 11:45am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

People say that Stephen King's "The Tommyknockers" is directly influenced by this tale.  But don't ask King because the tale isn't apocryphal, he was on so many substances while writing it, he barely remembers the process.

It's still one of my favorite novels by him. 
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First time I heard about THE TOMMYKNOCKERS I thought “Yup, QUATERMASS AND THE PIT.”
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Posted: 26 April 2019 at 3:52am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Loved that movie since seeing it as a youngster. But the other movies and TV mini series didn't do grab me.
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I've seen the three Quatermass movies, with Brian Donlevy in the lead role in the first two, but that's it. And I haven't seen the first two in close to a decade.

Strangely, I liked Andrew Kier better as Professor Quatermass, which is strange because I am a Brian Donlevy fan. 
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Donlevy was out of his element, a faded star shoehorned into the role to appeal to American audiences. Keir, on the other hand, was in his best place.
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I purchased The Quatermass Experiment, Quatermass II and Quatermass and the Pit two years ago, and STILL haven't gotten round to watching them. The only version I've ever seen is the live telly version with David Tennant.

I must get round to rectifying this!
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Love that movie!  Saw it on TV as a kid, and it stuck with me for years, even not knowing its name.

I have a DVD of rather sketchy providence.  Good to know it's on BD now.  (Or will be... looks end of July release)
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