April 27th, 2012



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Battle Beyond the Sun (Небо зовет)

Studio Dovzhenko Film Studios
Release date(s) USSR: 1959
USA: 1962
Running time 75 minutes
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

Battle Beyond the Sun (Russian: Небо зовет, translit. Nebo zovet, lit. The Sky is Calling) is a 1959 Soviet science fiction film directed by Mikhail Karyukov and Aleksandr Kozyr. It tells of the "space race", with the USSR forced into competing with the USA to become the first nation to land a spacecraft on the planet Mars. Roger Corman acquired the film for US distribution and hired a young film-school student named Francis Ford Coppola to Americanize it. In addition to preparing a dubbing script free of anti-American propaganda and supervising the dubbing, Coppola filmed a few shots of two space monsters fighting and cut them into the Soviet material. This Americanized version was titled Battle Beyond the Sun and distributed by American International Pictures in 1964.

Фильм, кстати, очень приличный - не в пример последующим потугам СССР в области кинофантастики. И сейчас смотрится вполне неплохо - хотя уже и с привкусом "ретрофутуризма".