From the British Film Institute
Masters of Venus
£15 WITH FREE UK POSTAGE
Run time: 122 minutes
Starring: Norman Wooland, Mandy Harper, Robin Stewart
Director: Ernest Morris
Newly transferred from the best available elements held at the BFI National Archive, and released for the first time on DVD, Masters of Venus (1962), is an out-of-this-world science fiction serial produced by the Children’s Film Foundation. For over 30 years the Childrenís Film Foundation produced quality entertainment for young audiences, employing the cream of British film-making talent.
As the rocket ship Astarte is being prepared for its inaugural trip to Venus, a mysterious pair of saboteurs appear hell-bent on thwarting its mission. Pat (Mandy Harper, Four Winds Island) and Jim (Robin Stewart, Bless This House), the children of Astarte’s designer, Dr Ballantyne (Norman Wooland, The Guns of Navarone), stumble upon this plot and accidentally find themselves launched into space with the shipís two-man crew. Upon landing on Venus the Astarte’s crew encounter a race of beings descended from the survivors of the lost city of Atlantis.