Planet of Storms (Planeta Bur)

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Planet of Storms
(Planeta Bur)
DVD cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Pavel Klushantsev
Release Date 1961
Language Russian
Studio Leningrad Popular Science Film Studio
Main Cast
Character Actor
Ilya Vershinin Vladimir Yemelyanov
Roman Bobrov Georgi Zhzhyonov
Alyosha Gennadi Vernov
Ivan Scherba Yuriy Sarantsev
Masha Ivanova Kyunna Ignatova
Allan Kern Georgiy Teykh

Planet of Storms (Russian Title: Planeta Bur / Планета бурь) is a 1961 classic Soviet science-fiction movie directed by Pavel Klushantsev based on novel by Aleksandr Kazantsev. A joint Soviet-American expedition flies to the planet Venus. At the approach to Venus one of the spacecraft was destroyed after clash with a meteor. Despite this the astronauts decide to land on Venus and continue the mission. A lot of unexpected dangers await them on the uncharted planet.

By the way some years later this movie was edited by director Curtis Harrington as "Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet".

The following weapons are featured in the film Planet of Storms :



Colt M1911A1

Radioman Alyosha (Gennadi Vernov) is seen armed with a Colt M1911A1 pistol.

World War II issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
Radioman Alyosha (Gennadi Vernov) with the M1911A1.
Alyosha holds his pistol.

Browning Hi-Power

Engineer Bobrov (Georgi Zhzhyonov) is armed with Browning Hi-Power.

Classic Commercial Browning Hi-Power (Belgian manufacture) - 9x19mm
Engineer Bobrov holds the Hi-Power.
Same episode. The shape of the barrel allows to identify the Hi-Power for sure.

Makarov PM

Prof. Ivan Scherba (Yuriy Sarantsev) fires a Makarov PM at monsters.

Russian Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
Prof. Ivan Scherba (Yuriy Sarantsev) fires his Makarov at monsters

Borchardt C-93

Engineer Allan Kern (Georgiy Teykh) fires a customized Borchardt C-93 at monsters.

Borchardt C-93 - 7.65x25mm Borchardt
Engineer Allan Kern fires his Borchardt.

Fictional Cannon

A fictional cannon is used to shoot at a huge flying creature.

Vezdehod (aka cross-country vehicle) armed with the fictional cannon
Radioman Alyosha fires fictional cannon at a huge flying reptile


Original film poster

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