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To the Stars by Hard Ways (1981)

Cherez ternii k zvyozdam (original title)
A female creature created in space tries to live on earth and has special (and sometimes dangerous) powers.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yelena Metyolkina ... Niyya
Vadim Ledogorov ... Cadet Stepan Lebedev
Uldis Lieldidzs ... Sergei Lebedev (as Uldis Lieldidz)
Yelena Fadeyeva ... Maria Pavlovna
Vatslav Dvorzhetsky ... Petr Petrovich
Nadezhda Sementsova ... Professor Nadezhda Ivanova
Aleksandr Lazarev ... Professor Klimov
Aleksandr Mikhaylov ... Dreier
Boris Shcherbakov ... Navigator Kolotin
Igor Ledogorov ... Ambassador Rakan
Igor Yasulovich ... Torki
Gleb Strizhenov ... Glan
Vladimir Fyodorov ... Turanchoks
Evgeniy Karelskikh
Valeriy Nosik ... Liy
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A female creature created in space tries to live on earth and has special (and sometimes dangerous) powers.

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Sci-Fi

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

November 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Humanoid Woman See more »

Filming Locations:

Kiev, Ukraine See more »

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Mono | Dolby Digital (restored version)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was restored in 2001 by director's son using film clips, shooting scripts, original camera outtakes, director's notes and surviving 70mm positive print. See more »

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When they are in the "weightless" space station, one can see bubbles coming from one of the actors, revealing that the scene was filmed underwater. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Sandy Frank version (Humanoid Woman) has a new credits sequence that uses Americanized names for the main cast and crew (Richard Viktorov becomes Richard Victor, Kir Bulychyov becomes Kir Brown, Yelena Metyolkina becomes Helen Metelkine, and so on). Oddly, the actual characters in the film retain their original character names. See more »

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Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Humanoid Woman (1989) See more »

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Hey, it's Hedorah's distant relative!
7 March 2002 | by Mitora-sanSee all my reviews

Cherez ternii k zvyozdam (aka. To Stars by the Hard Ways) is one strange, yet also rather campy, entertaining B-movie from Eastern Europe.

NOTE: This review is *not* on the "Americanized" version called "Humanoid Woman" which was rather hillarious on MST3K (screw you Sandy Frank!), this on the original Russo-Ukrainian version.

This doozy starts off with a group of Soviet Astronauts going to an abandoned Alien labratory on some planet is space, I guess. In a crazy weightless sequence, which is from what I've heard, filmed underwater, they run into a lone surviving alien woman who looks like Final Fantasy 7's Jenova after having chaemotherapy. Luckily, she does not touch anything, well, except for a picture of ol Gorbychov ^_~

When she gets to Earth, she learns Russian, uses telekinetics, floats off of the vegitation, does actrobatic stunts, getting used to Earth's climates and stranger yet, she hangs with "Rosie the Robot" with a vacuum-cleaning rear end!

However, everything on Earth is not peaches or creame, since there are some treasure hunters who want to use her at the archaeological dig, so they can become rich and famous. Then, the alien girl sees some people from her planet getting interviewed on TV. She regains her memory and sets back to her home world.

This is where it gets even funner! There are old wisemen midgets, clowns and harlequins wanting world domination and better yet, a raw seawge plie monster, possibly a distant relative of Hedorah from "Godzilla vs. Hedorah". Wouldn't surprise me, since they seem to be such similar beings, plus, they are very ummmmmm......different!

Anyways, this movie is on Eastern European cult movie that you have to see to believe!


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