The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas

The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas

Forrest Tucker
Director: Val Guest Cast: Forrest Tucker
Forrest Tucker
, Peter Cushing
Peter Cushing
, Maureen Connell
Maureen Connell
Val Guest

Blu-ray (Black & White)

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This is a so-so early Hammer horror film from Nigel Kneale, who also wrote The Quatermass Experiment. Forrest Tucker and botanist Peter Cushing lead an expedition to the Himalayan Mountains (actually the Pyrenees, but who's complaining?) in search of the legendary Yeti. Several mysterious locals tell them to stay away with the sort of cryptic warnings found only in horror movies, but they carry on regardless. As expected, the furry beast is alive and well; meanwhile, members of the expedition begin to die from a series of accidents. The monster isn't shown very often and looks silly when it finally shows up, but there is a fair amount of atmosphere, and the stars are always fun to watch. Director Val Guest's career continued to slide from its 1940's highs until, by the '70s, he was making leering nonsense like The Au Pair Girls.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/10/2019
UPC: 0826663203806
Original Release: 1957
Rating: NR
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 7,004

Special Features

New Audio Commentary with filmmaker/film historian Ted Newsom; New In Search Of The Yeti - an interview with author/film historian Jonathan Rigby; Audio Commentary with Director Val Guest and Screenwriter Nigel Kneale; "Trailers From Hell" featuring Commentary by filmmaker Joe Dante; World of Hammer episode "Peter Cushing"; Theatrical Trailer; Still Gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Forrest Tucker Dr. Tom Friend
Peter Cushing Dr. John Rollason
Maureen Connell Helen Rollason
Richard Wattis Peter Fox
Robert Brown Ed Shelley
Michael Brill Andrew McNee
Wolfe Morris Kusang
Arnold Marle Lhama
Anthony Chin Major Domo

Technical Credits
Val Guest Director
Aubrey Baring Producer
Michael Carreras Executive Producer
Arthur Grant Cinematographer
John Hollingsworth Musical Direction/Supervision
Anthony Nelson Keys Associate Producer
Nigel Kneale Original Story,Screenwriter
Bill Lenny Editor
Ted Marshall Art Director
Bernard Robinson Production Designer
Humphrey Searle Score Composer

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