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Opened in Rome in Oct 1965 as Terrore nello spazio ; running time: ca100 min; in Madrid in Apr 1966 as Terror en el espacio ; running time: 88 min. Also known as Planet of Blood . United States co-production status ... More Less

Opened in Rome in Oct 1965 as Terrore nello spazio ; running time: ca100 min; in Madrid in Apr 1966 as Terror en el espacio ; running time: 88 min. Also known as Planet of Blood . United States co-production status unconfirmed. More Less

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LITERARY
Based on the short story "Una notte di 21 ore" ("One Night of 21 Hours") by Renato Pestriniero in Interplanet No. 3 (publication date undetermined).
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Terror en el espacio
Planet of Blood
Terrore nello spazio
Release Date:
October 1965
Copyright Claimant:
Castilla Cinematogr^D'afica Cooperativa
Copyright Date:
27 October 1965
Copyright Number:
LP32040
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Pathé
Widescreen/ratio
Colorscope
Duration(in mins):
86
Countries:
Italy, United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Spaceships Argos and Galliot carry crews of explorer-scientists to Aura, a distant planet which transmits radio signals and has an oxygen atmosphere. As Capt. Mark Markary of the Argos lands his ship, the crew members go berserk and attack one another. Later, they find the wreckage of the Galliot with the mutilated bodies of its crew, who were apparently killed fighting among themselves. The crew of the Argos find no signs of life on Aura, but Professor Karan speculates that the planet is inhabited by invisible minds seeking to control the wills of the visitors. That night, the bodies of the Galliot 's crew are seen to move through the planet's eerie mists; and one by one Mark's crew are killed or disappear. Mark captures one of the missing crew members and discovers that his body is inhabited by a being from Aura, whose survivors hope to leave their dying planet in the visitors' spaceships. The survivors of the Argos foil the Aurans' attempt to disable their craft, and Mark escapes with his assistant, Sanya, and second-in-command, Wess. However, he perceives that his companions have been vampirized by the Aurans, who now prepare to land on an unknown planet--Earth. [Sources disagree on the precise ending of the film; according to some sources, Mark and Sanya escape ... +


Spaceships Argos and Galliot carry crews of explorer-scientists to Aura, a distant planet which transmits radio signals and has an oxygen atmosphere. As Capt. Mark Markary of the Argos lands his ship, the crew members go berserk and attack one another. Later, they find the wreckage of the Galliot with the mutilated bodies of its crew, who were apparently killed fighting among themselves. The crew of the Argos find no signs of life on Aura, but Professor Karan speculates that the planet is inhabited by invisible minds seeking to control the wills of the visitors. That night, the bodies of the Galliot 's crew are seen to move through the planet's eerie mists; and one by one Mark's crew are killed or disappear. Mark captures one of the missing crew members and discovers that his body is inhabited by a being from Aura, whose survivors hope to leave their dying planet in the visitors' spaceships. The survivors of the Argos foil the Aurans' attempt to disable their craft, and Mark escapes with his assistant, Sanya, and second-in-command, Wess. However, he perceives that his companions have been vampirized by the Aurans, who now prepare to land on an unknown planet--Earth. [Sources disagree on the precise ending of the film; according to some sources, Mark and Sanya escape unharmed.] +

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