The DEFA Sci-Fi Collection (DVD)
DIRECTED BY - Gottfried Kolditz, Kurt Maetzig, Herrmann Zschoche
IndiePix Price: $32.95
RUNTIME - 270 minutes
RATING - Not Rated
YEAR - 1960
FORMAT - DVD Region 1
The East German-based DEFA film studio produced three great sci-fi films in the 1970s, which are collected on this set.
THE SILENT STAR: Eight curious scientists in the far-future year 1985 try to find the source and meaning of a message disc from the planet Venus. Based on "The Astronauts" by the great Stanislaw Lem (SOLARIS), this SF curio also boasts a multinational cast, as well as beautiful photography and production design. Though Lem disowned the film, it stands on its own rather well and is probably one of the best SF films from the fifties.