Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 11, 2011
- Originally Released: 1964
- Label: Criterion
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Audio commentary featuring screenwriter Ib Melchior, actors Paul Mantee and Victor Lundin, production designer Al Nozaki, oscar-winning special effects designer and Robinson Crusoe On Mars historian Robert Skotak, and excerpts from a 1979 audio interview with director Byron Haskin
- Destination: Mars, video featurette by filmmaker and space historian Michael Lennick detailing the science and dreams behind the film
- Music video for Lundin's song "Robindon Crusoe On Mars"
- Stills gallery
- Theatrical trailer
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
Performers, Cast and Crew:
USA Today - 06/24/1994
"Cult sci-fi fanciers are aware that this oddball is better than it sounds..."
In this innovative retelling of Daniel Defoe's classic, the intrepid adventurer is a marooned astronaut who crash lands on Mars with his pet monkey in tow. He meets a runaway slave from an exotic planet, and the three use all their ingenuity and resources available to stay alive.
Animal Heroes |
Space Exploration |
Stranded / Castaway |
- Shot in Technicolor and Techniscope, in Death Valley, California.
- Technical adviser was Edward V. Ashburn.
- Film was originally released June 17, 1964 in Rhode Island; wide release in New York City August 27, 1964.
- Barney the Wooly Monkey played Mona.
- The Voyager Laserdisc #CC1336L includes original promotional artwork, the theatrical trailer, and audio commentary on the alternate track.