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Director:
Writers:
Mario Bava (original version)
Alberto Bevilacqua (original version)
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Release Date:
27 October 1965 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
This was the day the universe trembled before the demon forces of the killer planet! See more »
Plot:
After landing on a mysterious planet, a team of astronauts begin to turn on each other, swayed by the uncertain influence of the planet and its strange inhabitants. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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A treat for fans of Italian sci-fi movies See more (62 total) »

Cast

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Barry Sullivan ... Capt. Mark Markary
Norma Bengell ... Sanya
Ángel Aranda ... Wess

Evi Marandi ... Tiona

Stelio Candelli ... Brad / Mud
Franco Andrei ... Bert / Garr
Fernando Villena ... Dr. Karan
Mario Morales ... Eldon
Ivan Rassimov ... Carter / Dervy
Federico Boido ... Keir (as Rico Boido)
Alberto Cevenini ... Toby Markary / Wan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Massimo Righi ... Capt. Sallas / Nordeg (uncredited)
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Directed by
Mario Bava 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mario Bava  original version
Alberto Bevilacqua  original version
Callisto Cosulich  original version
Louis M. Heyward  English language version
Ib Melchior  English language version
Renato Pestriniero  story "One Night of 21 Hours"
Antonio Román  original version
Rafael J. Salvia  original version

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... executive producer
Salvatore Billitteri .... associate producer
Fulvio Lucisano .... producer
James H. Nicholson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Gino Marinuzzi Jr. 
 
Cinematography by
Antonio Pérez Olea 
Antonio Rinaldi 
Mario Bava (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Romana Fortini 
Antonio Gimeno 
 
Set Decoration by
Giorgio Giovannini 
 
Costume Design by
Gabriele Mayer 
 
Makeup Department
Gabriella Borzelli .... hair stylist
Giancarlo Del Brocco .... assistant makeup artist
Amato Garbini .... head makeup artist
 
Production Management
Giancarlo Sambucini .... production director
Mario Silvestri .... production manager
 
Art Department
Emilio Zago .... assistant set designer
 
Sound Department
Eugenio Fiori .... sound recordist
Paolo Ketoff .... electronic effects
Mario Ronchetti .... boom operator
James M. Falkinburg .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Mario Bava .... special effects (uncredited)
Carlo Rambaldi .... model maker (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Giorgio Aureli .... assistant camera
Saverio Diamante .... camera operator (as Saverio Diamanti)
 
Music Department
Luca di Silverio .... soundtrack album producer
Gino Marinuzzi Jr. .... music arranger
 
Other crew
Lamberto Bava .... assistant to director
Serena Canevari .... assistant to director
Paolo Ketoff .... electronic effects
Lucio Romeo .... production secretary
Manuel San Román .... assistant to director
Rosalba Scavia .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Terrore nello spazio" - Spain (original title)
"The Demon Planet" - USA (TV title)
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Runtime:
86 min | Italy:88 min
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Trivia:
This was the film on which Mario Bava's son, Lamberto Bava, began his career as his father's assistant. Lamberto would latter become a director himself.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Toby and Mark duke it out, Toby bumps into and moves the flight seat revealing it to be unattached to the deck.See more »
Quotes:
[Sanya gasps]
Capt. Mark Markary:Sanya, what is it?
Sanya:Oh, I - I got a shock.
Capt. Mark Markary:How?
Sanya:Touching that.
Capt. Mark Markary:[touches the object Sanya indicated] Ouch!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Planet of the Vampire Women (2011)See more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A treat for fans of Italian sci-fi movies, 2 October 2001
Author: henri sauvage from nashville, tn

This new release in the "MGM Midnight Movies" series of DVDs is an absolute must-have. The print of this 1965 classic is gorgeous, and for the first time since its theatrical release viewers can see the film in its original wide-screen format. For those who -- like me -- purchased the HBO Video version on VHS, don't worry: The original spare-but-effective electronic score has been restored, instead of the "updated" abomination that made the VHS print almost unwatchable.

Although I've never heard Dan O'Bannon acknowledge it, certain elements of this film must have been in his mind when he was working on "Alien": Two spaceships are drawn to an eerie, fog-shrouded planet by a mysterious radio signal, then snatched from orbit by an irresistible force. After crash landing, the surviving crew find themselves pitted against their own dead shipmates, resurrected by the parasitic mentalities of the planet, a dying race who must find a new home. There's even a scene where Barry Sullivan and Norma Bengell investigate an ancient, derelict alien spacecraft, complete with giant skeletons (any of this sound familiar?)

The set designs -- the cavernous interior of the spaceship and the appropriately alien fixtures of the derelict -- are some of the best you'll find in any pre-1968 science fiction film. Sullivan is suitably stoic as the warrior-scientist Captain; the supporting cast and in particular the luscious Ms. Bengell turn in remarkably understated performances, perfectly conveying dread verging on panic. While this movie may disappoint fans of director Mario Bava who are more familiar with his horror films, as a science fiction film buff I rate it a solid 7.

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