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Planet of the Vampires (1965) More at IMDbPro »Terrore nello spazio (original title)

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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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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)

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
Ib Melchior  screen story
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 Rinaldi (director of photography)
Mario Bava (uncredited)
Antonio Pérez Olea (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
Giorgio Giovannini .... set designer
Emilio Zago .... assistant set designer
 
Sound Department
Eugenio Fiori .... sound recordist
Paolo Ketoff .... electronic effects
Mario Ronchetti .... sound recordist
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. .... electronic effects
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" - Italy (original title)
"The Demon Planet" - USA (TV title)
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Runtime:
88 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
German Import DVD has a Super-8 Version (German language only), as a special feature on the disc.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:
Capt. Mark Markary:I'll tell you this, if there 'are' any intelligent creatures on this planet... they're our enemies.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Hypnagogia (2014) (V)See more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Like the space-age suits., 8 November 2008
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

Mario Bava does it again. The crystal colours, eerie atmosphere and evocative visuals are downright dazzling and haunting in this low-budget Italian Sci-fi outing. Never have I been disappointed in these technical aspects while experiencing the master at work. Many have mentioned it and the influences / similarities to Ridley Scott's 'Alien (1979)' ultimately sticks out. Even with that in mind it does share some ideas with the body snatcher theme, but it was a cleverly done concept done in a slow grinding, but extremely engaging style. The pacing is slow, but the flashy imagery and smoothly placed camera-work was hypnotic that it helped time flow by. My only real gripe was that the script was on the stilted side, but other than that it was one of those subtlety breezy mood pieces. More often the deaths happen off-screen and it's mostly free of action, to really only hit in the dying stages in some rapid set-pieces, but it's the dreary ending that's a strike of genius. Bava's crisp direction lets the otherworldly Gothic vibe take hold and while the sterile set designs look cheap it manages to be effective in its unusually stylish looks (add in seeping fog) and this invokes brooding unease and alienation. The surrounding sound effects and music score are creepily orchestrated. As for the special effects/make-up FX for such a low-cost production, they were well executed and ideally used. The acting can be rather rough in a staged sense with a dependable Barry Sullivan heading the way. Some of the characters were hard to tell apart though. A marvellously old-fashion, but influentially chilling space expedition.

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