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Planet of the Vampires (1965)

Terrore nello spazio (original title)
Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 27 October 1965 (USA)
After landing on a mysterious planet, a team of astronauts begin to turn on each other, swayed by the uncertain influence of the planet and its strange inhabitants.

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Capt. Mark Markary
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Sanya
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Tiona
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Brad / Mud
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Bert / Garr
Fernando Villena ...
Dr. Karan
Mario Morales ...
Eldon
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Carter / Dervy
Federico Boido ...
Keir (as Rico Boido)
Alberto Cevenini ...
Toby Markary / Wan
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In the near future the two spaceships Argos and Galliot are sent to investigate the mysterious planet Aura. As the Galliot lands on the planet her crew suddenly go berserk and attack each other. The strange event passes, but the crew soon discovers the crashed Argos - and learns that her crew died fighting each other! Investigating further, the explorers come to realize the existence of a race of bodiless aliens that seek to escape from their dying world. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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10,000 YEARS AGO, or 10,000 YEARS to COME, Are they beings of the Future or of the Past, these "men" who rule the DEMON PLANET? See more »

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Trivia

German Import DVD has a Super-8 Version (German language only), as a special feature on the disc. See more »

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Quotes

Capt. Mark Markary: I'll tell you this, if there 'are' any intelligent creatures on this planet... they're our enemies.
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Hot Italo-babes + best Italian 60s Sci-Fi
7 May 2003 | by (U.S.) – See all my reviews

(aka: Planet of the Vampires)

And I don't say that lightly because I've seen a number of them such as "I Criminali della galassia" (Wild, Wild Planet), "Diafanoidi vengono da Marte" (War of the Planets) "Il Pianeta degli uomini spenti" (Battle of the Worlds) etc... Cheesy, boring epics, usually directed by the likes of Antonio Margheriti that have crummy atmospherics, bad plots and horrible dubbing.

But "Planet of the Vampires" has something else. Something mysterious and original that even Ridley Scott would pick up on 15 years later. A little known fact except to viewers of this film.

Plus they got some hot looking Italo-babes in this one. Yumm...

This beats them by far, and is certainly original in it's execution, in my opinion. The DVD is a vast improvement over the old Thorn/EMI videotape, transferred from a stunning, original master print that has the AIP logo at the beginning of the titles.

I don't think there was really anything that combined both the Sci-Fi element with the horror element before this film. If someone can come up with one that escapes me, then I'd appreciate hearing about it.

7 out of 10 for originality (for it's time) on the imdb meter...


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