Quatermass: The Complete Series (1979) (DVD, Region B)

Type: New DVD

John Mills brings a stoic intensity to the role of Professor Bernard Quatermass in this key piece of British dystopian fiction from visionary writer Nigel Kneale. Unsettling in its portrayal of a crumbling society coming under alien attack.

Quatermass is stylishly directed by BAFTA winner Piers Haggard and features the high production values associated with Euston Films. Shot on 35mm, the original negatives have been used for this stunning restoration – a 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...

The Quatermass Conclusion: an alternative restored feature-length edit
5.1 mix for episodic version
Music-only tracks for all four episodes
Episode recaps
Textless titles
Image gallery
Booklet by archive TV historian Andrew Pixley