First Spaceship To Venus
Price: $4.98 / €3.59
Drama / Sci-Fi (1962) 130 minutes ~ Color
When a strange magnetic spool is discovered in Siberia, scientists determine its origins: the planet Venus. A crew of astronauts is sent there to learn more. Meanwhile, experts attempt to decode the spools message and determine why Venus is utterly silent. Based on a novel by sci-fi master Stanislaw Lem (Solaris), this is a movie with a message and a rare (for the time) multinational cast including a Japanese woman (Yoko Tani) and an African man (Julius Ongewe).
Director: Kurt Maetzig
Writers: Stanislaw Lem (novel), Jan Fethke (adaptation), Wolfgang Kohlhaase (adaptation), Günter Reisch (adaptation), Günther Rücker (adaptation), Alexander Stenbock-Fermor (adaptation), Kurt Maetzig (screenplay collabortation) and J. Barkhauer
Stars: Yoko Tani, Oldrich Lukes, Ignacy Machowski, Julius Ongewe
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