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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.


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.

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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

For the U.S. version, titled Voyage to a Prehistoric Planet (1965), all footage of Kyunna Ignatova has been removed and replaced with footage of American actress Faith Domergue playing the same part. See more »

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A film of its time, and what a time it was!
29 January 2004 | by wombat_1See all my reviews

It doesn't compare with modern day films at all, but then one shouldn't try to, should one? Gee they all (and probably "we too") took themselves so seriously those days!!

I'm confused by one previous commentator who said the film was in black and white. Maybe her TV was, but the film as I saw it last night certainly was in colour (well, 1960s colour, anyway).

One quote from the film certainly is worth commenting. That's where they are speculating that there may have been creatures who crashed their spaceship a long time ago and then turned feral. The character comments that they would have had "no culture". Well, that's the Eastern European way, isn't it? Culture is so important; but what they can't seem to perceive, so useless. As author Stephen Coonts said of the Russians: "They can all write poetry but not a single one of them can change a light bulb" (well something like that, anyway).

But putting that to one side, yes a most interesting and well-made film of its time. The singing absolutely blew me away. Not the quality of the singing, I mean the fact that they had singing at all in what otherwise seems to me such a "serious" movie!

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14 April 1962 (Soviet Union) See more »

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