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The Silent Star

Subtitled, Special Edition


4.0 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews

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A film by Kurt Maetzig, based on Stanislaw Lem's novel The Astronauts. In this celebrated sci-fi classic, a mysterious object from outer space is found in the Gobi desert. An international expedition, dispatched to Venus to decipher the message it contains, discovers it is a declaration of war-- on Earth!

The first sci-fi film made in East Germany by the legendary DEFA film studio, THE SILENT STAR is a masterpiece in story, art and set design, and technology and was the forerunner of 2001: A Space Odyssey and, later, Contact. Based on the novel by Stanislaw Lem (who also wrote Solaris) and made during the U.S./U.S.S.R. space race set off by the Sputnik launch.

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  • Actors: Yoko Tani, Oldrich Lukes, Ignacy Machowski, Julius Ongewe, Michail N. Postnikow
  • Directors: Kurt Maetzig
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled
  • Language: German
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    Not Rated
  • DVD Release Date: August 23, 2005
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0009PW3TC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #249,259 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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