5 Million Years to Earth (1967)
July 26, 2011
During a construction project called Hobb’s End Development skulls abnormally large and an unknown craft is discovered. Further examination reveals some sort of gargoyle like arthropods as well as a poltergeist evil effect. Did this craft come from Mars five million years ago? Did we really come from Martians? Well directed for Hammer by Roy Ward Baker the film stars Andrew Keir as Quatermass Barbara Shelley as Barbara Judd and James Donald as Dr. Matthew Roney. Contempt prior to investigation is nicely played by Julian Glover as Colonel Breen. The special effects considering it was 1967 were more than adequate and considering its ‘B’ movie classification one has to give this the highest possible rating. Good directing, screenplay, and an appropriate soundtrack both orchestral and electronic by Tristam Cary. (****)
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