23 user 29 critic

Planeta bur (1962)

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


Pavel Klushantsev




Cast overview:
Vladimir Yemelyanov ... Ilya Vershinin
Georgi Zhzhyonov ... Bobrov
Gennadi Vernov ... Alyosha
Yuriy Sarantsev ... Scherba
Georgiy Teykh ... Kern
Kyunna Ignatova ... Masha


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Adventure | Sci-Fi


See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


Released in the US in 1965 (TV syndication) as Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965), dubbed in English. New, brief scenes with Basil Rathbone and Faith Domergue were shot and edited onto the Russian original. 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 »


Featured in The Star Dreamer (2002) See more »

User Reviews

Classic Soviet Sci Fi Adventure
19 October 2002 | by timayresSee all my reviews

I saw this in my childhood and took years to track it down again since I saw it under one of its two confusing Roger Corman english-language re-edits [Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet with Basil Rathbone added, and Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women, with mermaids scenes directed by Peter Bogdonavich.] Finally able to track down the original Russian version recently, I was able to fully appreciate the ambitious scope and production values. The forest is truly primeval in its detailed beauty, Robot John both heroic and sad in his dedication, and the ending poetic and lyrical. Non-U.S. science fiction films are doubly exotic, and this one is classic fare.

17 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 23 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.



Soviet Union



Release Date:

14 April 1962 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Planeta Burg See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Holiday Movies on Prime Video for the Whole Family

Prime Video has you covered this holiday season with movies for the family. Here are some of our picks to get you in the spirit.

Get some picks

Recently Viewed