Battle Beyond the Sun (1963)

Genres - Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Sci-Fi Action  |   Release Date - Oct 25, 1960 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Roger Corman and future super director Francis Ford Coppola (using the pseudonym Thomas Colchart) are behind this sci-fi adventure of two warring hemispheres competing to be the first on Mars. Instead, they end up lost and landing in a small store where monsters (suspiciously shaped like male and female genitalia) constantly battle it out. The bulk of the scenes come from the Soviet sci-fi adventure Nebo Zovyot, which Corman had purchased a few years before. He dropped the cold-war aspects and assigned young Coppola to rewrite, edit and produce the film. The Soviet cast was given "American" names like "Edd Perry" and "Andy Stewart".

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war, bachelorette, bookstore, exploration, Judaism, neighbor, salesperson, space, space-exploration, America, battle [war], Mars, power