COSMIC VOYAGE was the last Soviet silent film, made when talkies were already well established. In this elaborate science-fiction film equipped with impressive special effects, one sees the fictional Moscow of 1946, as it would have been if Stalin's plans had come to fruition. The film's highlight is an amazingly realistic voyage in a spaceship to the moon. The animation classic Interplanetary Revolution describes a journey to Mars. In the DVD booklet Alexander Schwarz examines the production history of both films and the development of the Soviet science-fiction film. Neil Brand, Masha Khotimski and Richard Siedhoff provide exceptional new music scores.
Kosmičeskij rejs / Cosmic Journey - Soviet Union 1936 - Directed by: Vasilij Zuravlėv - Written by: Aleksandr Filimonov - Cinematography by: Aleksandr Gal'perin, I. karenkov - Cast: Sergej Komarov, Vasilij Kovrigin, Nikolaj Feoktistov, V. Gaponenko, Ksenija Moskalenko, Sergej Stoljarov, Andrej Karasėv - Produced by: Mosfil'm, Moscow - Premiere: January 21, 1936 (Moscow)
Meplanetnaja revoljucija / Interplanetary Revolution - Soviet Union 1924 - Directed, written and animated by: Zenon Komissarenko, Jurij Merkulov, Nikolaj Chodataev - Photogrphed by: Zenon Komissarenko, Jurij Merkulov, Nikolaj Chodataev - Produced by: Goskinotechnikum GTK, Moscow - Premiere: August 18, 1924 (Moscow)
- Kosmičeskij rejs / Cosmic Journey 1936, 70'
- Orchestral score by Neil Brand
- Piano score by Richard Siedhof
- Meplanetnaja revoljucija / Interplanetary Revolution 1924, 10'
- Orchestral score by Masha Khotimski
- 20 page bilingual booklet with an essay by Alexander Schwarz
Edited by: Filmmuseum München
DVD authoring: Gunther Bittmann, Tobias Dressel
DVD supervision: Stefan Drössler
First edition October 2018