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To the Stars by Hard Ways (1981)
"Cherez ternii k zvyozdam" (original title)

 |  Sci-Fi  |  November 1982 (USA)
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A female creature created in space tries to live on earth and has special (and sometimes dangerous) powers.

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The film was restored in 2001 by director's son using film clips, shooting scripts, original camera outtakes, director's notes and surviving 70mm positive print. See more »

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When they are in the "weightless" space station, one can see bubbles coming from one of the actors, revealing that the scene was filmed underwater. See more »

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Well, guess you have to be Russian to understand it.
3 June 2003 | by (Moscow, Russia) – See all my reviews

This is probably the finest example of soviet sci-fi movie-making. Great cast, great story and one-of-the-kind atmosphere, brought mostly by the efforts of the director.

The only reason I can find for all the negative reviews here is the simple fact of culture differences. In the West, US of A in particular with the exception of maybe Star Trek and 2001 all sci-fi movies fall into block-buster category, whereas in Soviet Union and perhaps even now in modern Russia sc-fi genre tries to be more on philosophical side (original Solaris for example). Result - nearly total unacceptance of such films by the western audience. Yes this movie does have some corny moments and looks childish, but, overall, the issues it deals with much more serious than today's space-action flicks.

And on the lighter note. Being myself a huge MST3K fan, I don't think it did the movie justice. Of course they riffed awfully dubbed Sandy Frank import, but still...

If you really want to check out this movie - get the DVD re-release with remastered 5.1 soundtrack and clean picture.


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