Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Mikhail Karzhukov, Aleksandr Kozyr: Battle Beyond the Sun aka The Heavens Call - Небо зовёт(1959)

Directed by Mikhail Karzhukov, Aleksandr Kozyr.
Starring Ivan Pereverzev, Aleksandr Shvorin, Linda Barrett.



The Heavens Call is not only the first Soviet science fiction film about a (failed) space expedition to Mars – it actually appears to be the first Eastern European SF movie at all about outer space after the launch of Sputnik in 1957.

Review by Matthias Schwartz here.

1 comment:

Neb said...

There's a download site for several other Russian sci-fi films here -
http://scifi.dead-donkey.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=3977&start=0