First Spaceship on Venus (1959)
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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
Non-sensical dub-fest in which a bunch of dry international dolts head out to Venus -- slowly.
Among DEFA's minor treasures, and with a Dr. Strangelove character as Henry Gibson might have played him.
Strangely effective, rather depressing sci-fi flick,
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