Hot Picks

- Ready for My Close Up 2019

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- They Reach 2020

- 2 Cool 2 be 4gotten 2016

- The Mark of the Bell Witch 2020

- The Ventures: Stars on Guitars 2020

- Incision 2020

- Two Twisted Tales 2021

- Beasts Clawing at Straws 2020

- Return to Splatter Farm 2020

- Burst City 1982

- Without a Body 2017

- Love in Dangerous Times 2020

- The Retreat 2020

- Acquainted 2018

- The 5th Dimension 2012

- Beast Mode 2020

- Cup of Cheer 2020

- Keeping Rosy 2014

- The Devils Heist 2020

- Killing Time 2019

- My Summer as a Goth 2018

- The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw 2020

- Curse of the Black Shuck 2020

- It's Just a Game 2018

- Daughters of Darkness 1971

- Rumble Strip 2019

- A Bennett Song Holiday 2020

- Break Even 2020

- Greatland 2020

- Goodnight, Halloween 2020

- Playhouse 2020

- Into Light 2020

- The Other Soul to Evie 2020

- Fugue 2018

- Opus of an Angel 2017

- All Joking Aside 2020

- Painter 2020

- The Last Starfighter 1984

- Acute Misfortune 2018

- Welcome to the Circle 2020

- Fingers 2019

- Sleepless Beauty 2020

- Lost in Sleep 2020

- Complacent 2012

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet

USA 1965
produced by
George Edwards, Roger Corman (executive), Stephanie Rothman (associate) for AIP/Filmgroup
directed by John Sebastian (= Curtis Harrington), Pavel Klushantsev (Russian footage)
starring Yuri Sarantsev, Georgi Tejkh, Gennadi Vernov, Vladimir Yemelyanov, Georgi Zhzhyonov, Basil Rathbone, Faith Domergue
written by John Sebastian (= Curtis Harrington), music by Ronald Stein

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin

Batman

Bigfoot

Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan

Cinderella

Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who

Dracula

Elizabeth Bathory

Emmanuelle

Fantomas

Flash Gordon

Frankenstein

Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu

Fuzzy

Gamera

Godzilla

Hercules

El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim

Justine

Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III

Maciste

Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong

Mothra

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Quatermass

Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes

Spider-Man

Star Trek

Sukeban Deka

Superman

Tarzan

Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Winnetou

Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman

Yojimbo

Zatoichi

Zorro

Available on DVD !

To buy, click on link(s) below and help keep this site afloat

Always make sure of DVD-compatibility !!!


Despite the voyage to Venus is plagued by setbacks along the way, earth sends 2 landing probes to the planet to examine it, all supervised by Marsha Evans (Faith Domergue) who stayed behind on the spaceship, & doctor Hartman (Basil Rathbone) from the Lunar base.

But even at the landing one of the probes, containing Sherman (Yuri Sarantsev) & Kern (Georgi Tejkh) plus superrobot John crashes & though all passengers survive they are cut off communications.

The other probe meanwhile, containing youthful Andrej (Gennadi Vernov), Hans (Georgi Zhzhyonov) & commander Lockhart (Vladimir Yemelyanov) lands safely, but the trio constantly attacked by dinosaurs on their way to save Sherman & Kern, they even have to go underwater to escape a flying reptile. But it is there where they find the first signs of human life on Venus in form of a bronce idol, plus they seem to constantly hear a woman singing, which especially fascinates Andrej.

In the end though, all seems lost for Sherman & Kern when a volcano breaks out & they find themselves unprotected from the lava, but superrobot John is able to carry them to safety, meaning to Lockhart, Hans & Andrej (who have since emerged from the water again), & they hastily get back to the probe to leave the planet again ... but not before Andrej finds the definite proof for humans on venus in form of the small sculpture of a female face ...

 


This is an example of how economic AIP operated in the mid-60's: They had bought the (rather serious & special effects-laden) Russian sci-fi-movie Planeta Bur/Planet of the Storms from 1962, but instead of giving that movie a proper release (which - granted - might not have been that easy in the Cold War times), some new scenes were added starring a very tired Basil Rathbone & Faith Domergue, sort of tieing the spliced up Russian footage together again, thus creating a special effects spectacle with some stars attached to it for a comparably low budget. But as if that was not enough, 3 years later they took massive footage from Planeta Bur once more (not even shying away from taking the very same footage) to produce another sci-fi spectacle, Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women, now starring Mamie Van Doren (!) in the new footage.

The results of such a mish-mash are expectedly uneven as Russian & American footage don't go too well together & the American scenes always seem to interrupt the Russian ones in the least fitting moments, but on a pure trash level Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet is good-natured fun - which is of course not doing Planeta Bur itself much justice.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

Feeling lucky ?
Want to
search
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet
at the amazons ...

USA  amazon.com

Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)  amazon.co.uk

Germany (East AND West)  amazon.de

Looking for imports ?
Find Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet at adultvideouniverse.com


Thanks for watching !!!

 

 

Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
-
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner

 

Out now from
Amazon!!!

 

 

 

On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide
WHICH IS WORSE!!!

 

A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
starring
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD