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In the Dust of the Stars

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A film by Gottfried Kolditz. After a six year voyage from Earth provoked by an urgent message for help, the spaceship Cyrno and her crew arrive on the planet TEM 4 ready for action. But the "Temers" deny having sent the message. Before departing, one of the crewman discovers something mysterious going on under the surface of TEM 4.

This groovy 70's sci-fi classic, replete with space age costumes, liberal social mores, and a socialist utopian undercurrent, is an enjoyable gem from the legendary DEFA East German film studio. Newly remastered, this version presents the original, unedited film in all its glory.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Jana Brejchová, Milan Beli, Silvia Popovici, Violeta Andrei, Regine Heintze
  • Directors: Gottfried Kolditz
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled
  • Language: German
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: FIRST RUN FEATURES
  • DVD Release Date: August 23, 2005
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009PW3TW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #273,249 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "In the Dust of the Stars" on IMDb

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Weird mid-70's East German-made, English sub-titled sci-fi flick. A spaceship and its crew land on a planet in response to a distress signal sent years before. What they find is an aloof Utopian society from another planet that has enslaved the local people so they can steal a vital mineral. That's as much as I could understand. The scenery is barren, fitting for an alien planet. The sets and costumes have a Euro post-Barbarella look. I like the English title, gives it a lonely space feel. The DVD is super-excellent quality. The color is rich and the picture is clear and sharp. I didn't care much for the film but I can recommended it for Euro sci-fi fans.
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A hokey implausible design space ship picks up a distress signal from an unvisited planet TEM4. Naturally they rush to the rescue to find ambivalent papules. "No we did not send a distress call; we were just playing around with the radio."

While the crew is out hobnobbing with the friendly natives, the security officer back at the ship makes a subterranean discovery.

Id the spaceship Cyrno and its crew going to be good buddies with the BOS or are they doomed due to lack of flood insurance?

Maybe the pre-sci-fi or 50's feel is due to the film being produced at DEFA studios (East Germany) in the 70's.

The version I watched was German with English sub-tittles. Very liberal sub-tittles that can be annoying if you know any German at all (or English for that matter). In an attempt to paraphrase, they do not quite match the speech or intent.
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While pretending to be sci-fi, this is apparently what 70's East German soft core porn looks like. This may be the worst film I have ever seen. Don't make the mistake I did: If you'd like a copy of the moderately interesting The Silent Star, buy it separately. Don't waste your money on The DEFA Sci-Fi Collection (which includes this dvd) like I did.

And fyi, the title was meant with humor, I like Ed Wood in the "so bad it's good category". This actually makes Mr Wood look like a genius by comparison; it's just BAD.
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