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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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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

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 »


Remade as Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965) See more »

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Fantastic sci-fi ! Great mood and atmosphere.
9 May 2000 | by scifiguy-2See all my reviews

The russian language version is rare, but well worth seeing. If you're really curious, you can see the American version which was retitled "Voyage to the prehistoric planet" and released in 1966. Back in the early 1960s, when this film was made, the Soviets had focused thier space program on Venus. In fact, they were the first to send probes into the atmosphere, land successfully, and return pictures from the surface. It's no wonder they were inspired to produce an extravagant adventure, based on the promise of thier exploration. The story is basic and straight forward, about an expedition to the planet Venus, but the science is flawed. They encounter oceans, flooding rains, and animal life. When this film was produced, we were just beginning to discover the truth about Venus. A surface temperature at the melting point of lead. A poisinous atmospere, with crushing pressure hundreds of times as heavy as ours. No water, or oxygen, and sulfuric acid in the clouds. If you're lucky enough to run across this film, forget all that, suspend you disbelief, and enjoy this rare classic gem.

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14 April 1962 (Soviet Union) See more »

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