Battle Beyond the Sun (1959)
"Nebo zovyot" (original title)

 |  Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  1962 (USA)
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Two countries race to have the first successful landing on Mars.


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Credited cast:
Ivan Pereverzev ...
Yevgeny Petrovich Kornev
Aleksandr Shvorin ...
Andrei Gordienko (Craig Matthews - US)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Barrett ...
(U.S. version) (voice)
Konstantin Bartashevich ...
Klark (as K. Bartashevich)
Mikhail Belousov
Larisa Borisenko ...
Olvra (as L. Borisenko)
V. Chernyak ...
Gregori Vasilivich Somov
Viktor Dobrovolsky ...
Demchenko (as V. Dobrovolsky)
Frederick Farley ...
(U.S. version) (voice)
Sergey Filimonov ...
Troyan (as S. Filimonov)
Mary Kannon ...
(U.S. version) (voice)
Taisiya Litvinenko ...
Lawrence Loben ...
(U.S. version) (voice)
Lev Lobov ...
Sashko (as L. Lobov)
Edd Perry ...
(U.S. version) (voice)


Two countries race to have the first successful landing on Mars.

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1962 (USA)  »

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Battle Beyond the Sun  »

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The credit on the U.S. version of the film, "Battle Beyond the Sun", was given to 'Thomas Colchart', a pseudonym for then aspiring filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. Roger Corman gave him the task of creating two monsters resembling genitalia (one male, one female) which were amusingly spliced into the film. See more »


In the re-edited U.S. version under the title "Battle Beyond the Sun" the same dolly shot of women waving is used twice. The first is when the rocket is landing back on Earth. Only minutes later, when the cosmonauts have left the rocket, the exact same shot is used again. See more »


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Roger Corman's Bastardization of the Russian film: Nebo Zovyot
21 September 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This rather sophisticated looking Russian science fiction adventure from 1959 tells the story of two competing nations comprised of the Northern and Southern hemispheres, each attempting to land manned spacecraft on Mars in preparation for colonization. Roger Corman acquired the distribution rights and immediately began it's transformation into an American style B movie by dubbing, editing and hiring Francis 'The Godfather' Ford Coppola to film a fight between two monsters to cut into the film. One of the monsters resembles a penis, the other; a vagina. Neither version is revered as a classic today but either cut is fine on a sleepy afternoon if you're in the mood for some retro sci fi fun.

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