Santa Claus Conquers The Martians

Santa Claus' workshop is invaded by Martians who want to kidnap St. Nick and take him back to their planet.
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item number:  ALP 4547D
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 20 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 26, 2004
  • Originally Released: 1964
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case

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Edited by
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Screenplay by
Original story by

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 22


User Ratings: 6,036
Rating: 0/4 -- For those with a taste for bad movies, especially unintentionally hilarious ones that take themselves completely seriously, you can't do much better than this. Full Review
From the Front Row
Aug 6, 2019
Rating: 1.5/4 -- This is, without exaggeration, one of the single worst films ever made, which hasn't prevented it from becoming a cult classic. Full Review
TV Guide
Dec 3, 2012
Rating: 0/5 -- Who knew this would be the pinnacle of Pia Zadora's career?
Film Threat
Oct 23, 2005
Rating: 1/5 -- The plot, such as it is, proves it is possible to insult the intelligence of a three-year-old. Full Review
Jun 13, 2001
Better than 'Mars Needs Women', but worse than 'Teenagers from Outer Space' . . . Full Review
Sci-Fi Movie Page
Dec 24, 2004
A terrible product of people who wanted to appeal to kids but likely never met one in their lives... Full Review
Cinema Crazed
Dec 18, 2010
Rating: 1/4 -- Just how incompetent is this picture? Its ineptitude applies even to the opening credits, which lists a "custume" designer. Full Review
Film Frenzy
Dec 29, 2018

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Pia Zadora, in her big screen debut, stars in the colorful holiday classic, Santa Claus Conquers The Martians. Little Girmar spends all her time on the red planet watching Earth's Christmas celebration on intergalactic TV. She and the other children of Mars are green with envy that Saint Nick does not visit them each year. Seeing the sadness in his daughter's eyes, politician Kimar hatches a plan to kidnap Santa and bring him to Mars to spread the joys of the season to the Martian children. Kimar dispatches his henchmen, bumbling Voldar and buffoonish Dropo to Earth, but they encounter more than they bargained for when they arrive.

Regarded as one of the most memorable "cult films" of all time, Santa Claus Conquers The Martians is an imaginatively "trippy" and delightful low-budget holiday fantasy.

Product Description:

Santa Claus has safely returned to Earth after being kidnapped by Martians. Pia Zadora (eight years old) plays the part of one of the Martian children in this exciting tale of Santa against the universe...or at least, Mars.


Production Notes:

  • Film debut for Pia Zadora.
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A very goofy and fun movie! Movie Lover: from Maryland -- January, 13, 2005

When I started watching this movie I wasn't sure what to expect. I thought that it would be another camp movie. It is campy, and has some great low-budget moments (Watch for the scene with the polar bear) but behind all that it is actually quite a charming film, and I really enjoyed it!

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  • UPC: 089218454799
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