Saturday, June 30, 2012

Ikarie XB-1

Ikarie XB-1 (the English version Voyage to the End of the Universe is significantly different) is a 1963 science fiction film. This Czechoslovakian film is director Jindrich Polak's first. This film is slow-moving, there's no doubt about that, but I found myself actively engaged throughout.

watch it online via youtube:

Moria says it
has a reasonable reputation in science-fiction circles. In reality though, it is better off viewed as an historical curiosity rather than one that necessarily makes for good dramatic science-fiction.
DVD Talk says, "Ikarie XB 1 is one of the best outer space movies ever, and surely the most serious made before Kubrick's film." calls it "an unusually thoughtful and intelligent genre entry".

It's on this list of Best Obscure Science Fiction Films.

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