Wednesday, November 26, 2008

First Spaceship on Venus

First Spaceship on Venus is a 1962 shortened, English-dubbed version of the 1960 East German The Silent Star. It is loosely based on The Astronauts, a novel by Stanislaw Lem.

Watch it here complimemts of GoogleVideo:

Moria calls this movie
a fascinating entry in the frenzy of movie making that greeted the Space Age. Amid the horde of American entries on the subject, this is an effort that quite intriguingly hails from the Communist Bloc.
and notes that
The film is quite lavishly budgeted for an sf film of the era. Indeed First Spaceship works much better as sf than most other English-language sf films of the era

7/5/2009: SFSignal features it in their Sunday Cinema post today.

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