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5.0 out of 5 stars so bad - its GREAT
amazon film overview first :"After crash landing on Venus, a team of astronauts encounter flying reptiles and other prehistoric monsters. One they kill is considered a God by the female inhabitants of Venus, bringing further wrath from an already hostile planet". Written by Henry Ney Directed by Peter Bogdanovich. and so ...

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3.0 out of 5 stars MUST...KEEP...MOVING.
The beginning is interesting as they show NASA concept rockets and landers. In this film a hearty pair of astronauts and their Robot John venture to the planet Venus. They have no idea what to expect because sending a probe first would take away from the fun of discovery. Once on Venus, they encounter small rubber dinosaurs, a Venus human trap, and "4.7 oxygen" whatever...
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3.0 out of 5 stars MUST...KEEP...MOVING., 12 Jun 2013
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This review is from: Voyage To The Planet Of Prehistoric Women [DVD] (DVD)
The beginning is interesting as they show NASA concept rockets and landers. In this film a hearty pair of astronauts and their Robot John venture to the planet Venus. They have no idea what to expect because sending a probe first would take away from the fun of discovery. Once on Venus, they encounter small rubber dinosaurs, a Venus human trap, and "4.7 oxygen" whatever that is. Another group goes after this one when contact is lost.

Our second group cruise the planet in a "Supercar" looking hover craft and mini-sub. Also on this planet is the Swedish bikini team, wearing a seashell bra and white hip hugger bells. They communicate to each by telepathy in modern English, apparently the official language of the Federation.

The dialouge left me thinking, "huh?" In order to hear outside they turn on the "outside sound pick up." Not an external microphone or sensor, because who would understand that? I would love to see a modern day Asylum sequel. Has it been too long? I mean it was over 60 years until we got the OZ prequel.

1 star film, 5 star camp value
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lots of fun but needs restoring., 13 Jun 2010
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I really enjoyed this film, it is funny to watch the 1960's cheap technology. I find it interesting that they thought in 1968 that in 1998, in which the film is supposed to be set, we would be able to visit all diffrent planets and would have very advanced technology. In fact humans haven't even been to Mars yet. The film is very entertaining but don't watch it expecting a serious sci-fi movie. What you actually get is clips from another film with some new footage, so don't expect the women to meet the astronuts as the footage is from a diffrent movie. This was an extremely low budget film. On the plus side it has Mamie Van Doren and she is worth buying this movie for, she is stunning in this. And there are many other beautiful women along side her in the film.

As for the DVD qulity, this film is completely unrestored. You can only barely make out the colour, so basicly it's a black and white film with a tint. You get lines on the screen and many blobs but it kind of adds to the atmosphere of the film. Definately worth buying for the bad 1960's technology, for Mamie Van Doren and for the fun of it. It's not going to break the bank and if you buy it from amazon you get free postage. You have nothing to lose!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Deceipt, 10 May 2010
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This review is from: Voyage To The Planet Of Prehistoric Women [DVD] (DVD)
This DVD is listed as released 2010, but do not be fooled by this. This DVD is actually a 50 + years old movie transfer to DVD, and image quality, sound, acting and special effects are accordingly. This movie is not worth the postage, not even as a joke, so leave it in the hands of the seller offering it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Unintentionally funny feature, 22 Aug 2011
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One of the joys of watching such early cinematic sci fi presentations is in seeing the ludicruous expectations or wild hopes for the not too distant future they contain.

The story follows the development of space travel and terraforming of distant planets to make them habitable and right for human colonisation, it is told from the perspective of a male astronaut but features two groups or parties, one the initial set of colonists, the second a rescue party dispatched to recover the earlier party.

The first party crash and encounter all kinds of hostile environmental challenges to their survival while awaiting rescue, including some rather neat lizard men and dinosaurs, along with tentacled horrors and man eating plants, save for a bug eyed monster all the stock features are present, including a giant robot which is created by one of the scientists in the first group of colonists and goes haywire before the finish.

The acting isnt bad but the script wont win any oscars and is a little like early science fiction radio pieces or single scripted episodes. The Venusian prehistoric women do not encounter the astronauts, which probably accounts for the central premise present in the narrators account, he is insisting that he isnt mad to believe the planet, despite being environmentally hostile, is inhabited on the basis of artifacts he found but which were discounted by his colleagues. The Venusians are shown swimming about, eating raw fish and worshipping deified animals, which the clumbsy colonists succeed in killing one at a time with handguns or a mounted gun, no real ray gun futurism here. Despite following false Gods they appear to still be capable of commanding the elements of their home planet to the jeopardy of the astronauts.

The movie's effects are poor and the idea that mankind would be colonising Venus by now absurd but it is good fun to watch if you are a fan of old time radio or cinema.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Ancient matriarchy on Venus, 22 Sep 2013
This review is from: Voyage To The Planet Of Prehistoric Women [DVD] (DVD)
"Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women" is a science fiction movie about a group of astronauts stranded on Venus together with their humanoid robot. They are eventually joined by a rescue mission. Together, the two groups decide to explore Venus, which turns out to be a prehistoric world with lush tropical climate. Man-eating plants, pterosaurs and some kind of miniature tyrannosaurs lurk in the swamps or in the humid air. More ominously, Venus is inhabited by an all-female tribe of telepathic heathens, who worship the pterosaur as their god. The Amazon women (who look like photo models) have the power to cause volcanic eruptions and rain storms, powers they turn against the astronauts. The intruders made the mistake of downing and killing the divine pterosaur! When the astronauts get away, the Venusians stone their pterosaur idol and begin to worship the humanoid robot instead. (Or what's left of it - it seems John wasn't fire or water proof!)

The movie is really a remake of a remake. The original version, "Planet Bur", was Soviet (sic). Later, it was turned into an American film, titled "Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet". Adding a tribe of lovely babes-on-the-beach, the third version (this one) was born. With the exception of the females, much of the footage is identical in the three versions.

Although "Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women" isn't an outright turkey in my opinion, it's nevertheless too boring, dragging and uninteresting. Not even the paranormally beautiful Venusians can save it. Had it been shorter, I suppose it could have worked as a children's show, LOL.

Only two stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars so bad - its GREAT, 1 May 2013
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amazon film overview first :"After crash landing on Venus, a team of astronauts encounter flying reptiles and other prehistoric monsters. One they kill is considered a God by the female inhabitants of Venus, bringing further wrath from an already hostile planet". Written by Henry Ney Directed by Peter Bogdanovich. and so ...

"Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women" from 1968, is possibly the most ineptly made film i've EVER seen. the other amazon reviews generally focus either on the very poor image quality or shall we say "jumbled" script but for me miss the main selling point of this film - its so AWFUL its FANTASTIC ! for any fan of laughably bad b-movie genre with films by Ed Wood et al : "Plan 9 from Outer Space", "The Ape Man" etc, "VTTPOPW" is a must. the first 15 minutes are pure Russian space film footage, then the "plot" er develops from there. mainly blond women (from Venus obviously) , rubber prehistoric creatures,spliced with the Russian spacemen adding er an extra diemnsion to this extraordinarily bad film. there are so many funny moments in this film , for less than £5 / $8 to your door - it s a great saturday night in with pizza and friends type film .

yes - the picture quality is awful + an obvious cheap cash-in from Elstree (no liner notes or original film release dates either), BUT the film is so bad, laughably spliced together with the two different films , + plain so bad its good enjoyable . people will still find this film hugely enjoyable. SO bad but GOOD, and a welcome addition to the Ed Wood lineage. THIS FILM IS A CLEAR CUT 1 OR 5 STARS. :depending on yr sense of humour or what constitutes a "good" film. like i said for my review of "Attack of the 50tf Woman" (1993 remake)- this is not Bergamn or Tarkovsky - its trash : Get it ?

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