Robinson Crusoe on Mars (Blu-ray, Criterion Collection)

Starring: Paul Mantee Director: Byron Haskin
One U.S. astronaut pitted against all the odds beyond this earth!
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
  • Video: Color
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  • 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

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Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 06/24/1994
"Cult sci-fi fanciers are aware that this oddball is better than it sounds..."

Product Description:

An entertaining interpretation of the classic Defoe story about an astronaut and his monkey.

Plot Synopsis:

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.

Plot Keywords:

Aliens | Animal Heroes | Animals | Recommended | Science-Fiction | Space Exploration | Stranded / Castaway | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • 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.

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  • Sales Rank: 103,447
  • UPC: 715515067416
  • Shipping Weight: 0.23/lbs (approx)
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