This legendarily campy sci-fi epic (shot in color and CinemaScope, and rather lavish for a sci-fi film of this period) concerns a team of astronauts (all men -- this was 1958, you know) who are drawn off course and land on the planet Venus, only to discover it's populated entirely by beautiful women! The space travelers spend a lot of time drooling over their new hosts, dressed in highly practical mini-skirts, but the Venusian queen (Laurie Mitchell) does not much care for her visitors and wants to see them executed. However, not everyone on the planet takes such a hard line against the male gender. One of the Venusians is played by Zsa Zsa Gabor in what is probably the highlight of her film career; the original story was written by Ben Hecht. The producers helped stretch their budget by borrowing costumes and props from a number of other films, including spacesuits from Forbidden Planet, a spaceship from Flight To Mars and sets from World Without End (which was set on Mars, not Venus, though the differences must have escaped the film's scientific advisors).~Mark Deming
Great "Atomic Age" outer space saga; Great colors, costumes, Ray-Weapons, spaceships. "Love story-line"; Planet populated by females. No males... You know the rest of the story. Besides, my son works at Best-Buy.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Love this movie.
Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
Love this movie. If you enjoy lighter classic movies, this is it for science fiction.
Zsa Zsa Gabor, what more can you say. She is a Queen anywhere. I love collecting and watching the classics. Some elements were used from the movies, "The Forbidden Planet" and "The World Without End" which you can also purchase from Best Buy in bluray. If you like the classics, get your copy today.
Zsa Gabor and Eric Fleming (a staple of fifties sci-fi films) are star crossed lovers about a group of astronauts finding a superior race of women who either hate men or are craving male attention in outer space. The queen, a radioactive scar face dictator, wants to make Eric Fleming her mate. Looks good on blue ray.