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