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Planeta bur (1962)

Cosmonauts land on the planet Venus. However, they find themselves in danger from the voracious monsters they find on it.

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Pavel Klushantsev
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Vladimir Yemelyanov ... Ilya Vershinin
Georgi Zhzhyonov ... Bobrov
Gennadi Vernov ... Alyosha
Yuriy Sarantsev ... Scherba
Georgiy Teykh ... Kern
Kyunna Ignatova ... Masha
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Cosmonauts land on the planet Venus. However, they find themselves in danger from the voracious monsters they find on it.

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Adventure | Sci-Fi

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This movie is later edited and dubbed as "Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet", released in the US in 1965. This movie (and the Russian inserts) were in turn used to create "Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women" (1968) See more »

Alternate Versions

Three years after this film was released in the United States in a edited and dubbed version as "Voyage to a Prehistoric Planet" (1965), the dubbed Russion footage was agained re-edited by director Peter Bogdanovich and released as "Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women" (1968). For this second U.S. version, the American insert shots of Basil Rathbone and Faith Domergue were removed and new insert shots featuring Mamie Van Doren and other actresses (as inhabitants of Venus) were added. Bogdanovich also did the narration as if he were one of the Cosmonauts telling the story in flashback. The famous shot of the Venusian reflected in the pool of water was also removed. See more »

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Excellent Russian Science fiction Film
3 June 2005 | by wdbasingerSee all my reviews

If one wants to learn some Russian (which I would like to do if I could find the time), then this film would give some insights.

I bought the version from Sinister Cinema which seems to be missing the first half and so it starts with the cosmonauts discussing a tragic collision in space as they prepare to embark on a trip to Venus. It is in Russian with English subtitles and the special effects and the background music are both awesome. The story is pretty straight forward about a Russian expedition to the planet Venus, their encounter with dinosaurs and other strange life forms, philosophical discussions about the role of man in space, speculation about extraterrestrial intelligent life, and an ironic ending in which intelligent humanoid life is shown to exist on Venus, yet there is no contact between them and earth-born humans. Perhaps the writers intended a sequel.

Just like a lot of the German films from the 1930s, there is very little or no ideological propaganda, even though there is one reference to the Communist Party, Government, and the Soviet Union (thankfully a thing of the past). But aside from that single sentence, there is no reference to anything political. The story centers around a group of cosmonauts that represent not just Russia, but all of humanity as a whole as the crew embarks on an exploratory mission of the planet Venus. Recommended highly.

Dan Basinger


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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

14 April 1962 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Planeta Burg See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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