Conquest of Space (Widescreen)

Conquest of Space (Widescreen)
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DVD Features:

  • Widescreen Format
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 20 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1954
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Single Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78

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Retro sets, atmospheric music and an action-packed story are highlights of this enthralling science-fiction adventure. The commander of a flight to Mars (Walter Brooke) endangers his crew when he gradually becomes obsessed with their precedent-setting journey, cracks under the pressure, and attempts to sabotage the mission. Produced by innovative filmmaker George Pal (The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine) and directed by five-time Academy Award nominee Byron Haskin (Treasure Island, Desperate Journey), this space-exploration odyssey vividly illustrates the premise that no matter how advanced science becomes, human weaknesses remain.

Product Description:

The commander of an expedition to Mars threatens to sabotage the mission after questioning mankind's right to inherit the stars. An ethical odyssey born of the period's understanding of space.

Plot Synopsis:

"Conquest of Space" documents man's first flights into humanity's last frontier.


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Cliche Ridden, but Oh What Special Effects! Movie Lover: from Teaneck, NJ US -- January, 17, 2006

I saw this movie circa 1956-7 with my Dad in Jersey City one gray and rainy afternoon. We walked into the theater right as the movie's opening scene (the "space wheel")was on the screen.

From that point on - and throughout the movie, there were fantastic special effects - but the acting - GIVE ME A BREAK!!! One "General" father, one "Captain" son, an Irish Sgt (who was loyal to the General), one German astronaut, one Japanese one (I guess we were trying to "make up" to those countries in this movie, which was made only a decade after the end of WWII), and of course, for comic relief, a Sgt. Shapiro (or was it Schwartz or Levine) from Brooklyn (or was it the Bronx) - now, with a crew comprised of such characters, what could anyone else expect but sterotypical characters for each nationality/race - each of them with their respective talens and skills working together to get to Mars, and back - now that's the underlying theme of this movie, although it is quite hokey - an actual White Christmas on Mars!! Get the shovels out, folks but see it anyway!!!

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