Saturday, April 13, 2013

1962 - BATTLE BEYOND THE SUN, Battle? Sun?

Roger Corman picked up a Russian science fiction film called The Sky is Calling, hired Francis Ford Coppola to rework it for American audiences and finished product was called Battle Beyond The Sun for some reason. 

The original film was about a race to Mars in the year 1997 between the Russians and the Americans.  Coppola got rid of this cold war type stuff and created two countries called North Hemis  and South Hemis

Since Coppola and Corman were appealing to the American International Pictures crowd they inserted a couple of goofy monsters who battle it out towards the end of the film. 

The special effects are fairly decent for an early 60's film.  The film is short.

75 minutes.

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