PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES (terrore nello spazio; terror en el espacio) (1965 ITALY SPAIN) D/W: MARIO BAVA W: ALBERTO BEVILACQUA/CALLISTO COSULICH/ANTONIO ROMAN/RAFAEL J. SALIVA P: FULVIO LUSICANO
Barry Sullivan is the captain of a spaceship that's forced to land on a desolate, fog-shrouded planet where a mysterious force tries to make the crew (Norma Bengell, Angel Aranda, Ivan Rassimov, Mario Morales and Federico Baido) kill each other. Based on Renato Pestriniero`s story One Night In 21 Hours, this sci-fi suspense favourite does suffer from Bava's usual lack of pacing, but is genuinely intriguing with some great pulp fiction moments. Special mention should be made of Antonio Renaldi's beautiful colour photography (see the great looking restored DVD) and Gabriele Meyer's super-cool space suit designs. A pretty influential movie too if you get to thinking about it.

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