X The Unknown, directed by film buff Barry Norman's father, is a gem. Now available in the full uncut version, despite the low-budget special effects, the film still has the power to chill. It's a great idea, set in a remote part of the UK and does not pull its punches as children die of radiation poisoning, hands melt away before your very eyes, and a giant blob goes on the rampage ! The opening sequences, in which troops on training meet up with 'the thing,' are splendidly low key and imaginatively directed. One of the best of its kind and almost up to the standard of the legendary "Quatermass 2".