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 Posted:   Sep 26, 2014 - 3:18 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Kino Video has detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of Val Guest's The Quatermass Xperiment (1955), starring Brian Donlevy, Jack Warner, Margia Dean, Thora Hird, and Gordon Jackson. The release will be available for purchase on December 2.

Synopsis: In this chilling film based on the hit BBC-TV serial The Quatermass Experiment, a rocket ship returns to earth with a frightening surprise on board. Two of the ship's three astronauts have mysteriously vanished, while the third, Victor Carroon, is sick with an unidentifiable illness. While doctors try to help Victor recover, an investigation takes place to figure out just what happened to his comrades. As it turns out, Carroon's body has been taken over by an alien fungus that needs blood to survive. After the astronaut escapes from the hospital, he transforms into a monster, attacking everyone who gets in its way. Meanwhile, Scotland Yard detective Lomax and Quatermass, a determined scientist, attempt to track down the creature before it finds new victims. Also known as The Creeping Unknown.

Special Features:

All available for the first time in the U.S.

•On-camera interview with legendary director, John Carpenter by Elijah Drenner
•The Quatermass Xperiment: From Reality to Fiction – 2004 featurette produced by MGM with Val Guest and film critic Glenn Erickson
• The Quatermass Xperiment: Comparing the Versions – 2004 featurette produced MGM with Glenn Erickson comparing the 2 versions
• On-camera Val Guest interview by Hammer Films historian Marcus Hearn
• Audio Commentary by director Val Guest and Marcus Hearn
• "Trailers From Hell" with Ernest Dickerson - Thanks to Scorpion for recommending this
• Alternate Main Title - MGM
•Original Theatrical Trailer - MGM

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=15088

 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2014 - 5:54 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)



Independent distributors Kino Lorber have sent us a new video with acclaimed director John Carpenter in which he discusses Val Guest's cult film The Quatermass Xperiment a.k.a. The Creeping Unknown (1955), starring Brian Donlevy, Jack Warner, and Margia Dean. Kino Lorber will release The Quatermass Xperiment on Blu-ray on December 2.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=15302

 
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