Battle Beyond the Sun
Battle Beyond the Sun (1959)
Title: Battle Beyond the Sun
Genres: Sci-fi
Directed by: Mikhail Karzhukov [1]
Francis Ford Coppola [2]
Written by: Mikhail Karzhukov; Yevgeni Pomeshchikov; Aleksey Sazonov
Produced by: Roger Corman [3]
Music by: Carmine Coppola [4]
Yuli Meitus [5]
Cinematography: Nikolai Kulchitzky [6]
Edited by: L. Mkhitaryyanch
Distributed by: A.P. Dovzenko Filmstudio [7]
American International Pictures [8]
Released: September 12th, 1959
Rating: Unrated
Running time: 77 min.
Country: Russia
Language: Russian

Battle Beyond the Sun, (Nebo zovyot), is a Russian feature film of the science fiction genre. It was written and directed by Mikhail Karzhukov and co-written by Yevgeni Pomeshchikov and Aleksey Sazonov. It was produced by A.P. Dovzenko Filmstudio and released in the Soviet Union on September 12th, 1959. The movie was later acquired by Roger Corman for American International Pictures, who hired Francis Ford Coppola to direct a re-edited version of the movie with less of an Anti-American slant. This version, dubbed in English, was released in 1962.

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Actor Role

Appearances Edit


  • Yevgeny Petrovich Kornev
  • Andrei Grodienko [9]
  • Klark
  • Olvra
  • Gregori Vasilivich Somov
  • Demchenko
  • Troyan
  • Lena
  • Sashko
  • Korneva [10]
  • Matra Klark [11]
  • Herman Berst




  • Soviet Union


Notes Edit

  • The original Russian title for this movie is, Nebo zovyot (which also redirects to this page).
  • Battle Beyond the Sun was released on home video in VHS format by Something Weird Video in 1992.

Fun Facts Edit

  • The tagline for this film is, "The gigantic battle! - which race will win ... and rule the universe?". Another tagline is, "Billions of light years away ... out in space beyond the sizzling sun ... in terrifying unknown worlds!"

Recommendations Edit

1950s Sci-Fi

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  1. Director Mikhail Karzhukov is credited as M. Karzhukov in this film.
  2. Francis Ford Coppola directed the re-edited sequences from the 1962 U.S. re-release of the film only. He is credited as Thomas Colchart in this version.
  3. Roger Corman is the producer on the 1962 re-edited version of the film only.
  4. Composer Carmine Coppola worked on the re-release of this film only. Credited here as Carmen Coppola
  5. Composer Yuli Meitus is credited as Yu. Meitus in this film.
  6. Director of photography Nikolai Kulchitsky is credited as N. Kulchitsky in this film.
  7. Original Russian film release.
  8. 1962 re-release with English dubbing.
  9. This character's name is changed to Craig Matthews in the U.S. release.
  10. This character's name is changed to Nancy Matthews in teh U.S. release.
  11. This character's name is changed to Mother Matthews, or Mrs. Matthews, in the U.S. release.