on 3 April 2009
The Abominable Snowman was something of a cult classic in its day. A good story line with a few scares and twists. The plot revolves round an ill fated expedition in the snow covered wastes of the Himalayas. Peter Cushing, a respected scientist, leads a fact finding expedition to discover if 'the yeti' exists. Unfortunately, other members of the group have their own agenda. Despite warnings from the local Lama, the expedition continues with tragic consequences.
The second film, X The Unknown, does seem somewhat dated, but still very watchable. Military manoeuvers are disrupted by a nameless entity. The result is several fatalities. Atomic Scientist Adam Royston must turn to his own experiments to help control the escalating panic.
Re This SIMPLY MEDIA DVD release of the Double Bill ("X" and "Snowman"). "X is perfect-good 4.3 ratio clear B/W picture, good sound. "Snowman" is the wrong ratio! It's slightly squeezed and aspect ratio button doesn't help. It's OK if that doesn't worry you, but be warned...Seek another version. (Surely some mistake re current price on Amazon...£94!!) (Good booklet and extras, almost forgot!).