A sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Vietnam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old army buddy.
Francis Ford Coppola
James Earl Jones
Supernova chronicles the search and rescue patrol of a medical ship in deep space in the early 22nd century and its six-member crew which includes a Captain and Pilot, a co-pilot, a medical... See full summary »
Bennie travels to Buenos Aires to find his long-missing older brother, a once-promising writer who is now a remnant of his former self. Bennie's discovery of his brother's near-finished play might hold the answer to understanding their shared past and renewing their bond.
Francis Ford Coppola
A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a... See full summary »
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 »
Roger Corman's Bastardization of the Russian film: Nebo Zovyot
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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