Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet
is a 1965 science fiction film directed by Curtis Harrington. The film is an American adapted and edited version of the Soviet science fiction movie Planeta Bur
(Planet of the Storms
) directed by Pavel Klushantsev, with Curtis Harrington filming extra scenes featuring Basil Rathbone and American actors for the US/English speaking market.
In the story, it is 2020 and the Moon has been colonized. After travelling 200,000,000 miles, the first group of men land on Venus, a prehistoric world, where the crew are attacked by various monsters, plants, etc.
While Harrington considered Queen of Blood
, another film that was edited together in a similar way, good enough to keep his name on, in this film he is credited as "John Sebastian", in homage to Johann Sebastian Bach.
This edit of the film also forms the basis of another edit of Planeta Bur
, Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women
- Gennadi Vernov - Andre Ferneau, as "Robert Chantal"
- Georgiy Zhzhonov - Hans Walters, as "Kurt Boden"
- Yuri Sarantsev - Allen Sherman (uncredited)
- Georgi Tejkh - Dr. Kern, Vega (uncredited)
- Vladimir Yemelyanov - Cmdr. Brendan Lockhart (uncredited)
- Pavel Klushantsev - director (uncredited)
The film was shot at the same time as Queen of Blood
, which also used footage from Planet of Storms
. Basil Rathbone shot his scenes in half a day using the same costumes and on the same sets as Queen of Blood
. Faith Domerque, a friend of producer George EEdwards, was bought in to appear in some additional sequences.
The budget for this and Queen of Blood
came to $33,052.< name="ray"/>
Unlike Queen of Blood
it seems this was never released theatrically and went straight to television.< name="ray"/>
Category:Films directed by Curtis Harrington
Category:Space adventure films
Category:American International Pictures films
Category:Venus in fiction
Category:1960s science fiction films
Category:Films set in 2020
Category:The Moon in film
Category:Venus in film
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