The film was purchased by the BBC and cut into three parts to create a mini-series which was broadcast in the 1960s and 70s as part of Tales from Europe, with an English-language voice-over track (not dubbed, however, the original soundtrack was simply faded up and down).
One reviewer (Roger Thomas at amazon.com) has summed it up thus:
A Radio Times readers' poll in 2004 voted this programme the 20th spookiest TV show ever.
A spoof of the series was created as a sketch in the last season of The Fast Show, entitled, The Singing Ringing Binging Plinging Tinging Plinking Plonking Boinging Tree. The musical bridge from the series played Gary Numan's "Cars" as the characters walked across it.