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Nebo zovyot (1959)

Two countries race to have the first successful landing on Mars.

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Credited cast:
... Yevgeny Petrovich Kornev
... Andrei Gordienko (Craig Matthews - US)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Barrett ... (U.S. version) (voice)
... Klark (as K. Bartashevich)
Mikhail Belousov
Larisa Borisenko ... Olvra (as L. Borisenko)
V. Chernyak ... Gregori Vasilivich Somov
Viktor Dobrovolsky ... Demchenko (as V. Dobrovolsky)
Frederick Farley ... (U.S. version) (voice)
Sergey Filimonov ... Troyan (as S. Filimonov)
Mary Kannon ... (U.S. version) (voice)
Taisiya Litvinenko ... Lena
Lawrence Loben ... (U.S. version) (voice)
Lev Lobov ... Sashko (as L. Lobov)
Edd Perry ... (U.S. version) (voice)
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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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Roger Corman bought the US rights to this film, re-edited it and released it as "Battle Beyond the Sun". See more »

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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 »

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Another Russian classic ruined by Roger.
12 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

1997: after a catastrophic atomic war, the Earth has divided into two rival nations, the North Hemis and the South Hemis, both sides locked in a battle to be the first to land on Mars.

Battle Beyond the Sun started life as a state-sponsored Russian sci-fi movie called Nebo Zovyat— a breath-taking, prophetic vision of the Soviet Union's journey into space; in the disrespectful hands of opportunistic producer Roger Corman and a young and eager-to-please Francis Ford Coppola, what was once awe-inspiring becomes laughable, the pair badly dubbing and drastically re-editing the original two hour epic to a mere 64-minutes of clumsy space melodrama (albeit it with impressive effects), 'enhanced' by silly inserts of space monsters that look suspiciously like genitalia.

It's dull going as the two nations race to the 'Red Planet' only to fail with the finishing line in sight, and the feel-good moral of the tale—that rival nations must co-operate if they want to achieve truly great things—does little to compensate for the sheer shoddiness of the whole cut-and-paste approach and the frustrating fact that the wonders of Mars remain unseen.


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