(released in Italy as ...4...3...2...1...Morte
) is a 1967 movie, released in January 1968. It was based on the Perry Rhodan
universe, and is considered so appallingly bad that fans of the series playfully deny its very existence.
The film starts with colorful 1960s music by composer Anton Abril
, accompanied by Marcello Giombini
’s wordless song Seli
(soprano by Edda Dell'Orso
) and some psychedelic opening credits. The opening scene is some poorly duplicated stock footage of rockets
blasting off and low budget special effects
In the movie, Thora, the Arkonide
expedition’s commander is a platinum blonde with a wardrobe of skintight spacesuits. The film adds an intriguing subplot about a super criminal that doesn’t appear in the novel. The evil ‘Homer Larkin’ plots to get the Moon's wealth before Terra
’s governments take it all for themselves. Mr. Larkin has a pet similar to the running gag in James Bond
Perry Rhodan: Lang Jeffries
, a Canadian thespian working in Europe from 1961 until his death in 1987.
Thora: Essy Persson
, a Swedish model who appeared in films for directors Radley Metzger
and Joe Sarno
Crest: John Karlsen
, an Italian actor seen in 2003’s The Order
. Also, he worked with directors Fellini, Polanski, and Corman.
Larkin: Pinkas Braun
, a Swiss actor who died in 2008.
Criminal Leader: Gianni Rizzo
, who was a papal envoy in Jean-Jacques Annaud
’s 1986 film, The Name of the Rose
.Director Primo Zeglio
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