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Classic children's sf serial Masters of Venus on DVD in July

13 June 2016

For over 30 years the Children’s Film Foundation produced quality entertainment for young audiences, employing the cream of British filmmaking talent and many young cast members that are household names today. Newly transferred from the best available elements held at the BFI National Archive, the next release in the BFI’s on-going DVD series is Masters of Venus, an out-of-this-world, eight-part science fiction serial by Ernest Morris (The Vise, Richard the Lionheart).

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 (Amanda Coxell – Four Winds Island) and Jim (Robin Stewart – Bless This House), the children of the Astarte’s designer, Dr Ballantyne (Norman Wooland – The Guns of Navarone), stumble upon this plot and accidently find themselves launched into space with the ship’s 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. But how will they be received by their hosts? And will they ever make back to Earth? Join us on this thrilling journey to find out…

Masters of Venus

Masters of Venus makes its debut on DVD on 18th July 2016 from the BFI at the RRP of £19.99.

Disc features:

  • Brand new High Definition transfers of the entire serial

  • New essay by BFI National Archive curator (Fiction) Vic Pratt