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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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Hot Italo-babes + best Italian 60s Sci-Fi See more (63 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)

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" - Italy (original title)
"The Demon Planet" - USA (TV title)
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Runtime:
86 min | Italy:88 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
This film had more than 15 titles before it was decided to be Planet of the Vampires.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 Hypnagogia (2014) (V)See more »

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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Hot Italo-babes + best Italian 60s Sci-Fi, 7 May 2003
Author: macabro357 from U.S.

(aka: Planet of the Vampires)

And I don't say that lightly because I've seen a number of them such as "I Criminali della galassia" (Wild, Wild Planet), "Diafanoidi vengono da Marte" (War of the Planets) "Il Pianeta degli uomini spenti" (Battle of the Worlds) etc... Cheesy, boring epics, usually directed by the likes of Antonio Margheriti that have crummy atmospherics, bad plots and horrible dubbing.

But "Planet of the Vampires" has something else. Something mysterious and original that even Ridley Scott would pick up on 15 years later. A little known fact except to viewers of this film.

Plus they got some hot looking Italo-babes in this one. Yumm...

This beats them by far, and is certainly original in it's execution, in my opinion. The DVD is a vast improvement over the old Thorn/EMI videotape, transferred from a stunning, original master print that has the AIP logo at the beginning of the titles.

I don't think there was really anything that combined both the Sci-Fi element with the horror element before this film. If someone can come up with one that escapes me, then I'd appreciate hearing about it.

7 out of 10 for originality (for it's time) on the imdb meter...

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