Christmas On Mars (DVD + CD)

Starring: Michael Ivins & Steven Drozd Director: Wayne Coyne
Rating 3.0
10 ratings
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 26 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Warner Bros / WEA
Packaging: Keep Case
Audio:
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
  • Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
Additional Release Material:
  • Additional Audio Material - Score
Additional Product:
  • CD
TRACKS:
1. Once Beyond Hopelessness
2. The Distance Between Mars And The Earth-Part One
3. The Horrors Of Isolation: The Celestial Dissolve, Triumphant Hallucination, Light
  • Being Absorbed
4. In Excelsior Vaginalistic
5. Your Spaceship Comes From Within
6. Suicide And Extraordinary Mistakes
7. The Distance Between Mars And The Earth - Part Two
8. The Secret Of Immortality: This Strange Feeling, This Impossible World
9. The Gleaming Armament Of Marching Genitalia
10. The Distress Signals Of Celestial Objects
11. Space Bible With Volume Lumps
12. Once Beyond Hopelessness

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Product Description:

In 2001 Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne conceived CHRISTMAS ON MARS, a disorienting sci-fi feature that follows a small band of colonists who have settled on the red planet. Bouts of touring and recording led to a fractured production history for Coyne's film, but together with co-directors Bradley Beesley and George Salisbury, he finally released the movie some seven years after its inception. Flaming Lips member Steven Drozd plays Major Syrtis, a man who tries to lift spirits in the colony by arranging a Christmas pageant to celebrate the impending birth of the first baby on the planet. Unfortunately the man Syrtis chooses to portray Santa commits suicide and a vital part of the space station has malfunctioned, and its inhabitants fear that their days are numbered. Syrtis also suffers from a series of hallucinations, mostly involving oversized vaginas. But the sudden appearance of a green-skinned alien, played by Coyne, changes everything.

Coyne and his gallant cast and crew produced CHRISTMAS ON MARS on a minuscule budget. The creaking sets, most of which were constructed in the director's backyard, only add an endearing, and frequently amusing, air to the proceedings. Fans of John Carpenter's trippy sci-fi satire, DARK STAR, will find much to love here, but disparate influences such as Luis Bunuel's UN CHIEN ANDALOU and David Lynch's ERASERHEAD prevail throughout. The amateurish performances from a cast of nonprofessional actors are often played for laughs, and their efforts are broken up by cameos from stars such as Fred Armisen and Adam Goldberg. CHRISTMAS ON MARS ultimately harks back to the kind of surrealist midnight movies that found favor in the 1970s, such as the Monkees' HEAD or Alejandro Jodorowsky's THE HOLY MOUNTAIN, and is likely to attract an audience looking for similar far-out thrills.

Tracks:

  • 1.Stop!
  • 2.No One's Leaving
  • 3.Ain't No Right
  • 4.Obvious
  • 5.Been Caught Stealing
  • 6.Three Days
  • 7.Then She Did...
  • 8.of Course
  • 9.Classic Girl

Description by WEA:

Christmas On Mars is a fantastical and disturbing film freakout. You expected
something less from The Flaming Lips' Seven years in the making, Christmas On
Mars was directed and written by The Flaming Lips' visionary frontman Wayne
Coyne and features the band members and many of their associates as actors in a
story set during the colonization of Mars.

Plot Keywords:

Alien Life Forms | Aliens | Science-Fiction | Science-Fiction | Theatrical Release

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  • UPC: 075993999891
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item


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