Thursday, October 2, 2008

Fear of a polyester planet

You'd think that the isolation of Soviet-style communism would have at least shielded the citizens of East Germany from the worst excesses of seventies fashion, but the 1976 space opera In the Dust of the Stars tells us otherwise. Neither, apparently, did it prevent the creatives at the state-run DEFA studio from falling under the influence of such decadent western cultural products as Jess Franco movies and the swinging sci-fi TV series of Gerry Anderson. Read my full review at Teleport City.

And as an extra added bonus, here's a clip of the cast of In the Dust of the Stars performing one of the film's many musical numbers:

Okay, not really.

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