Voyage To The Prehistoric Planet 2004 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
IN A NUTSHELL: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING IN SPACE + BASIL RATHBONE & FAITH DOMERGUE
‘Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet’, starring Basil Rathbone and Faith Domergue is essentially a Russian film originally titled, ‘Planeta Bur’ [Planet of Storms]. With Roger Corman as Executive Producer, the original film was rather abruptly and crudely edited, and then the two aforementioned American actors’ roles were basically pasted on to the film for audience appeal as nothing more than a trite afterthought.
——> MAJOR CAST MEMBERS <——
Basil Rathbone - Prof. Hoffman
Faith Domergue - Marsha
——> CREW MEMBERS <——
Curtis Harrington - Director / Screenwriter
George Edwards - Producer
Vilis Lapenieks - Cinematographer
Ronald Stein - Composer (Music Score)
WHAT ‘Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet’ IS ALL ABOUT:
Well, this film is a rather shabbily constructed much-ado-about-nothing space-opera. There are a few notable special effects, such as, the hovercar, the robot [John], and the jumping men in the rubber dinosaur suits. There is also something resembling a brontosaurus but it does not look or act very convincing.
This film is really hurt by the fact that it is obvious that niether Rathbone or Domergue are ever really in scenes with the rest of the original cast, and are in fact in a seperate production spliced into the original feature to gain the attention of American audiences. This promotional effort is done to the detriment of the finished film.
BOTTOM LINE: A POOR PRINT OF A DISAPPOINTING FILM ABOUT A MOST INTERESTING TOPIC - SPACE EXPLORATION
I would suggest trying to find a copy of ‘Planeta Bur’, the original Russian film or simply look for something else within the genre to watch.