I have no memory of the television series being shown during the 1950s when this was the era of BBCs Quatermass. So, it was good to seize the opportunity of watching the film version which, although dated, is very entertaining, especially for movie buffs like myself who get a lot of enjoyment watching these oldie B-Movies from those far off days.
Forrest Tucker stars as a Scientific Investigator Alan Brooks who is sent for to investigate some mysterious deaths in the Alps. Along the way, he meets two lovely ladies (lucky man!) played by Jennifer Jayne (William Tell) and Janet Munro (The Day The Earth Caught Fire) who both end up staying in the same village. One of them is a psychic, and apparantly has some connection with the mysterious happenings on the mountain overlooking the village where a strange cloud can be observed.
That is basically the storyline really. Oldie TV and Movie fans will recognise many of the actors from those far off days, Warren Mitchell; Laurence Payne; Andrew Faulds and Colin Douglas. Produced by Robert S Baker and Monty Berman who went on to produce many popular TV series, with a script by Jimmy Sangster who also wrote many fine scripts for Hammer films, including Quatermass Experiment. Special effects look a little amateurish, but its the dated effects which provide these films with much charm.
Picture quality is rather good bearing in mind the film's age, with mono sound. There are no extras to speak off, nevertheless it is a fine purchase, especially for sci-fi fans.