First Spaceship on Venus

First Spaceship on Venus

Yoko Tani
Director: Kurt Maetzig Cast: Yoko Tani
Yoko Tani
, Oldrich Lukes
Oldrich Lukes
, Ignacy Machowski
Ignacy Machowski
Kurt Maetzig

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Originally released in East Germany as Der Schweigende Stern ("The Silent Star") and in Poland as Milczaca gwiazda, First Spaceship on Venus was partially intended as an anti-nuclear tract. In 1985, a strange, extraterrestrial spool is discovered, leading to a manned expedition to Venus. The multinational crew includes American Brinkman (Gunther Simon), African Talua (Juliusz Ongewe), and Japanese Sumiko Ogimura (Yoko Tani). After several special-effects setpieces (and reams of dogmatic dialogue later), the crew lands on Venus, only to discover that the planet's population was wiped out by a nuclear error. Armed with this knowledge, the expedition returns to earth with a warning for all mankind. The film was based on a novel by noted Eastern Bloc sci-fi novelist Stanislaw Lem.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/13/2015
UPC: 0644827149728
Original Release: 1959
Source: Reel Vault
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sales rank: 3,896

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Yoko Tani Sumiko Ogimura
Oldrich Lukes Harringway
Ignacy Machowski Orloff
Julius Ongewe Talua
Michal Postnikow Durand
Gunther Simon Brinkman
Tang-Hua-Ta Tchen Yu
Lucyna Winnicka Joan Moran
Kurt Rackelmann Sikarna

Technical Credits
Kurt Maetzig Director,Screenwriter
J. Barckhausen Screenwriter
J. Fathke Screenwriter
Edmund Goldman Producer
Helmut Grewald Special Effects
Joachim Hasler Cinematographer
Alfred Hirschmeier Production Designer
Jewton P. Jacobs Producer
Wolfgang Kohlhaase Screenwriter
Vera Kunstmann Special Effects
Lena Neumann Editor
Jan Olejniczak Special Effects
G. Reisch Screenwriter
G. Rucker Screenwriter
Guenther Ruecker Screenwriter
Paul Schreibman Producer
A. Stenbock-Fermor Screenwriter
Gordon Zahler Score Composer

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