Rocket scientist Professor Bernard Quatermass and anthropologist Dr Matthew Roney uncover ancient remains of man's ancestors that had been altered with large craniums. Then they uncover something more mysterious and possibly threatening the existence of mankind; the alien ship that brought them to Earth, and the bodies of the aliens inside.
"Five Million Years To Earth" is the American-titled relaease of the Hammer Studios' 1967 remake of "Quartermass And The Pit", a serial in the popular science fiction franchise "Quatermass", and the third in the Hammer Films' Quatermass film series.
Made almost 40 years before CGI in 1999, this film is frightening. The whole theme with roots religious in nature explains everything. Awesome. I'm not going to be sleeping tonight.
October 5, 2021 Subject:
Can you believe it, a film that begins at a gallop, that throws in numerous controversial themes almost casually and that never really slows down It is one of the few films I have watched that deserves to be 20 minutes longer; mainly because the resolution of the crisis feels just a little rushed (although not at all unreasonable if one has been following the satanic/esp/hive-memory overtones) If only modern films could be as focused and well-written. Vastly expensive special effects can't save a bad film and unremarkable practical effects (as in here) can't ruin a good film full of intriguing ideas and well presented characters.
July 25, 2021 Subject:
Conceptually ahead of its time. Ancient aliens genetically altering our DNA. Von Daniken must have been inspired by this. I have seen segments of this in the past wonderful to find it herei in its entirety One complaint though is that the sound is frequently out of sync with the dialogue. Is there a way to fix this ? I tried starting it over several times
Highly enjoyable none the less
April 11, 2021 Subject:
Quatermass and the pit
A really good film, one that has not been given the credit it deserves. The dream sequences are very poorly done but other than that, enjoy