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4.0 out of 5 stars
A BBC Classic!, 24 Feb. 2001
I first watched this during the winter of 1958-1959 and it had me on the edge of my seat throughout. BBC must be congragulated for this re-release, but it is spoiled by not having the end of episode cliffhangers which would have enhanced it throughout. Still, maybe another re-release might be in the air. Although it has a dated look with mono sound, the atmosphere never lets up. The visit by Quatermass and the policeman to the ruined house is a gem! Also who could forget the corporal who saw a ghost walk through the wall; the discovery of long dead Martians in the missile; the drill operator running through the streets of London trying to escape Martian memories, and the final scenes of the Devil hovering over a ruined London. A classic indeed!