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Sci-fi adventure and suspense has never been more exciting or intense as when you Journey to the Far Side of the Sun! One hundred years in the future, two astronauts are sent to uncover the secrets of a "duplicate" Earth on the other side of the Sun. When they crash land three weeks earlier than they had planned, they must embark on a life-or-death mission to determine whether they have arrived back home or on the strange mirror world. This imaginative space adventure offers a journey few will ever forget!
There's a sense of awe to the special effects work of animation specialists Gerry and Sylvia Anderson (Thunderbirds Are Go)--the slow, lovingly detailed introduction of a massive spaceship creeping out of dock and struggling against its bulk while trapped on the ground, and the almost balletic spectacle of the ship elegantly floating against an impressive star field or dramatically flying against the rugged landscape. These moments are the highlights of this sober science fiction thriller about the discovery of a planet on the far side of the sun in Earth's orbit. A mission is hastily put together, with British astrophysicist Ian Hendry teamed with hotshot American astronaut Roy Thinnes for the three-week trip, but when they suddenly crash-land the strange creatures that surround them are revealed to be human. Against all rational explanations they're back on Earth, but Thinnes suddenly discovers that everything is a mirror image of his existence: Through the Looking Glass by way of The Twilight Zone. Though it begins as a paranoid spy thriller set in the near future (the opening details an ingenious espionage caper featuring a very special eyepiece), it quickly turns into a serious and oddly unsettling space-race drama with a heady twist. Robert Parrish's direction is unusually aloof, but the film is always intriguing and well acted with gorgeous special effects that may rank second only to Stanley Kubrick's 2001 as the most elegant vision of outer space flight on film. --Sean Axmaker
Sci-fi adventure and suspense has never been more exciting or intense as when you Journey to the Far Side of the Sun! One hundred years in the future two astronauts are sent to uncover the secrets of a "duplicate" Earth on the other side of the Sun. When they crash land three weeks earlier than they had planned they must embark on a life-or-death mission to determine whether they have arrived back home or on the strange mirror world. This imaginative space adventure offers a journey few will ever forget!
60's Classic with the Supermarionation gang" The Anderson" aka producers of Fire Ball XL5, "The Thunderbirds" and their best was 'Space 1999' with 'Martin Landau'... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Ryan Charlton
Simply a great movie! Good story thats quite engaging, excellent cast.
Very nice futuristic vide, and look. Read more
Like many people I really enjoyed the old Thunderbirds, Stingray and such TV shows in the '60s, and you can really see and hear the similar flavour here. Read morePublished 3 months ago by B. Armitage
Un bon vieux film de science fiction è l'ancienne et dépoussièré, ça fait plaisir à voir!!! Read morePublished 4 months ago by pat
This is one of those films that has the premise for something brilliant, but goes off in so many directions. The espionage angle is intriguing, but fizzles quickly. Read morePublished 10 months ago by John Westwood
I hadn't seen this movie since I was a kid, and since I grew up with Gerry Anderson productions I wanted to see it again. Read morePublished 13 months ago by FosiBehr