Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965)

A bunch of guys land on Venus for exploration, with their awesome robot. Like most cheap scifi flicks, they are attacked by plant monsters and lizard monsters for about seventy minutes and then they escape. But before escaping they find proof that the Venusians are humanlike (or at least were at some time) when they find a plate with a creepy carving of a human face on it.

The problem with this movie is that it is so slow. When the astronauts get to Venus it is pretty awesome- the surface of the planet looks relatively like the real thing (rocky and volcanic) and the only thing that causes modern man's sense of disbelief to crumble is that, well, people are walking around on Venus in these flimsy space suits. One guy gets a tear in his suit after fighting with some lizard men but this just kind of leaves him winded. 400+ °C will tend to do that to you. Oh, also there are lizard men.

So after an awesome ride on their robot across a lake of lava our heroes go home, without even really trying to investigate the singing voice they hear that just might be a woman! Or a monster. We will never know thanks to these cowards.

The part where they find the disc or whatever with the image of a human looking face carved in it is actually done pretty well and is even a little chilling. Just be prepared to go through what seems like an hour of boring talk on the spaceship before anything cool happens.


Veronica said...

They don't even find out?! What did they go to astronaut explorer school for! geez!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that sounds unfortunately not-awesome. The picture you've got up there looks really cool though! Does the robot look like that? (posters lie, so I ask)

Pretty cool! Too bad so many mysteries go unsolved, and it's oldschool boring.

Like I said, http://www.amazon.com/Rarescope-Sword-Named-Revenge-Dream/dp/B000WC38PA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1278822828&sr=8-1

Check it out (it seems way more expensive on American Amazon, but neither that nor Canadian will make much of a diffence, due to your location.

newtmonkey said...

I think they just went to astronaut explorer school so they could find alien girls. It's all they talk about in this movie once they get to Venus!

newtmonkey said...

The robot does indeed look like that! It's a very cool robot.

I'll check out Sword Named Revenge! I wonder if I can find it online somewhere.

Anonymous said...

No, it was The Dream Sword that was whacky. :D

Of course, since they were released on a pack, you could see them both!

Man, that was a weird movie. I'll need to watch it, without falling asleep this time.

newtmonkey said...

Gotta track them down!

Anonymous said...

That's always the hard part! Well, either its hard to find what you what, or you find too much of what you want and can't decide!

newtmonkey said...

In my case it is definitely the former rather than the latter.