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Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965)

Unrated | | Adventure, Sci-Fi | 1 August 1965 (USA)
In 2020, after the colonization of the moon, the spaceships Vega, Sirius and Capella are launched from Lunar Station 7. They are to explore Venus under the command of Professor Hartman, but... See full summary »

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Andre Ferneau, Sirius (archive footage) (as Robert Chantal)
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In 2020, after the colonization of the moon, the spaceships Vega, Sirius and Capella are launched from Lunar Station 7. They are to explore Venus under the command of Professor Hartman, but an asteroid collides and explodes Capella. The leader ship Vega stays orbiting and sends the astronauts Kern and Sherman with the robot John to the surface of Venus, but they have problems with communication with Dr. Marsha Evans in Vega. The Sirius lands in Venus and Commander Brendan Lockhart, Andre Ferneau and Hans Walter explore the planet and are attacked by prehistoric animals. They use a vehicle to seek Kern and Sherman while collecting samples from the planet. Meanwhile John helps the two cosmonauts to survive in the hostile land. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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This film is really Planeta bur (1962), dubbed into English. New, brief scenes with Basil Rathbone and Faith Domergue were shot and edited onto the Russian original. See more »

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Narrator: The year: 2020. The Moon has been explored and colonized and the next space goal is about to be reached - the first landing by on the planet Venus. Scientists profoundly hope that life, similar to that on Earth, may be found on this planet where so many physical conditions are like our own. Three rocket ships of an international expedition - the Sirius, Vega and Capella, after having successfully traveled 200 million miles are in the final stages of their journey...
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Suprizing what the Russians were capable of
16 September 2005 | by (Albany, NY) – See all my reviews

According to the trivia behind this movie, it was a Russian production re-dubbed for western audiences. It's a fun and pulpy romp to Venus, loaded with action, bizarre dialog and some even more strange humor. The costumes are cool and the robot is absolutely AMAZING. When they made Starship Troopers not too long ago, they should have kept the powered armor and patterned it after the robot. Instead they went for the big army look, full of extras and other silliness rather than Heinlein's original vision. Come to think of it, the other special effects in the movie are really good too. The little land speeder one of the teams cruises around in looks like it inspired George Lucas. I love watching this movie with my son, give it a shot!


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