HD Restoration of Nigel Kneale’s QUATERMASS Series Heading For Blu-Ray on 27th July 2015 in UK


A brand new HD restoration of cult Euston Films Sci-fi drama series Quatermass (15) (RRP £29.99) will be released on Blu-ray and DVD, (RRP £19.99) on 27th July 2015, courtesy of Network Distributing.

The Blu-ray edition will be available in four limited edition covers** based on the colour of the title sequence of each episode.

Oscar-winner John Mills (Ryan’s Daughter, Gandhi) brings a stoic intensity to the role of Professor Bernard Quatermass in this key piece of British dystopian fiction from visionary writer Nigel Kneale (The Quatermass Experiment, Beasts, The Stone Tape).

Unsettling in its vision of a crumbling society coming under alien attack, Quatermass is directed with characteristic style by BAFTA-winner Piers Haggard (Pennies From Heaven) and features the high production values associated with Euston Films.

Originally shot on 35mm, the original negatives have been used for this stunning, brand-new High Definition restoration. A new 5.1 mix from original triple-track audio elements is also presented here alongside the original mono soundtrack.

Bernard Quatermass, former head of the British Rocket Group, lives in seclusion in western Scotland, watching in appalled silence as Britain slowly turns into a vision of violence, gang rule and governmental collapse. A desperate search for his missing granddaughter plunges him into a terrifying situation when he comes to realise that the mass disappearance of thousands of youths is nothing less than the culling of the human species by an unknown alien intelligence…

Special features:

  • Brand-new 5.1 mix for episodic version
  • Brand-new restoration of The Quatermass Conclusion in its original theatrical aspect ratio
  • Music-only tracks for all four episodes
  • Episode recaps
  • Textless titles
  • Image Gallery
  • Booklet by archive TV historian Andrew Pixley

** Conditions apply. Please see networkonair.com or https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0108KZK6K for full details.

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