Planet of Storms


[Planeta Bur] URSS, 1962, colore, 35 mm, 85′
di Pavel Klushantsev
Sceneggiatura Aleksandr Kazantsev, Pavel Klushantsev – Fotografia Arkadi Klimov – Montaggio Volt Suslov – Musiche
Iogann Admoni – Interpreti Vladimir Yemelyanov, Georgi Zhzhyonov, Gennadi Vernov, Yuri Sarantsev

Upon arrival on Venus, a team of cosmonauts finds a hostile environment filled with furious volcanoes and numerous prehistoric beasts, including a noisy, swooping pterodactyl. Planet of Storms was subsequently bought by Roger Corman, who used Klushantsev’s footage as the basis of Curtis Harrington’s Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965) and Queen of Blood (1966). Corman recycled the footage once more with Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968), the directorial debut of Peter Bogdanovich.