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Battle Beyond the Sun (1959)

Nebo zovyot (original title)
Two countries race to have the first successful landing on Mars.

Directors:

Mikhail Karyukov (as M. Karzhukov), Aleksandr Kozyr | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Mikhail Karyukov (as M. Karzhukov), Evgeniy Pomeshchikov | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ivan Pereverzev ... Yevgeny Petrovich Kornev
Aleksandr Shvorin ... Andrei Gordienko (Craig Matthews - US)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Barrett ... (U.S. version) (voice)
Konstantin Bartashevich ... Klark (as K. Bartashevich)
Kirk Barton Kirk Barton ... (voice)
Mikhail Belousov
Larysa Borysenko Larysa Borysenko ... Olvra (as L. Borisenko)
Valentin Chernyak ... Gregori Vasilivich Somov (as V. Chernyak)
Barry Chertok Barry Chertok ... (voice)
Viktor Dobrovolsky ... Demchenko (as V. Dobrovolsky)
Frederick Farley Frederick Farley ... (U.S. version) (voice)
Sergey Filimonov ... Troyan (as S. Filimonov)
Mary Kannon Mary Kannon ... (U.S. version) (voice)
Thomas Littleton Thomas Littleton ... (voice)
Taisiya Litvinenko Taisiya Litvinenko ... Lena
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Battle Beyond the Sun is the English-dubbed and re-edited U.S. version of Nebo Zovyot, a 1959 Soviet science fiction film directed by Mikhail Karyukov and Aleksandr Kozyr. It tells of the "space race" of two future nations competing to become the first to land a spacecraft on the planet Mars.

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Space-War in the Unknown! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

Some space scenes from Nebo Zovyot also appear in Corman's 1965 film Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet. See more »

Goofs

Near the end, when the North and South Hemis astronauts are launching from the asteroid that orbits Mars to return to Earth, you can clearly see the railings of a launch pad. There were no launch pads on the asteroid. See more »

Alternate Versions

Released (by Roger Corman) in the USA as "Battle Beyond the Sun". This version was recut and also added new footage directed by a young Francis Ford Coppola. In this version, of course, all Soviet propaganda has been dropped. See more »

Connections

Featured in Hollywood Boulevard (1976) See more »

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What was the original about?
9 September 2010 | by Glen_ChapmanSee all my reviews

I have just posted a synopsis for this film and noted the major differences between the original Soviet production and the American release.

Although reported to be over 2 hours long my fully subtitled version is only 67 minutes.

I suspect that the a lot of the Soviet propaganda supposed to be in the film was removed before the subtitled version came out.

If anyone wants more details of the differences between the two films don't hesitate to contact me.

Also if anyone has a longer subtitled version of the original film I would also love to know how to source it


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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Battle Beyond the Sun See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (recut US) | (Retromedia DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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