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Robinson Crusoe on Mars (Criterion)

Director(s): Byron Haskin

Theatrical Release: 1964

Cast: Paul Mantee, Vic Lundin, Adam West

Genre(s): Sci-Fi, Adventure, Criterion Collection, Dean's List

Countries: USA


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Running Time: 110m.

Spun from Daniel DeFoe's tale of the titular character, this sci-fi story involves a spaceship commander, Chris Draper (Paul Mantee) in a similar situation to the original Robinson Crusoe -- but rather than being stranded on an island, our hero is on a hostile planet. Draper, Colonel Dan McReady (Adam West), and a test monkey look as if they are going to collide with a meteor. Draper and the chimp are able to eject themselves from the vessel, but McReady is not so lucky. The two survivors safely land on Mars and figure out how to breathe, drink, and eat on the inhospitable planet. After some time, Draper crosses paths with a human, Friday, who has recently escaped slavery on an alien planet. As the two find a means of communication, they become friends. They soon work together to survive the incredible odds, including an alien attack and meteorological phenomena. Filmed on location in California's Death Valley, this impressive feature owes much to cinematographer Winton C. Hoch and special effects master Lawrence W. Butler. (allmovie.com)

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Criterion Collection DVD #404 Special Features:

! New, restored high-definition digital transfer

! 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, a new video featurette by Michael Lennick detailing the science behind Robinson Crusoe on Mars

! Excerpts from Melchior's original screenplay

! New music video for Victor Lundin's song "Robinson Crusoe on Mars"

! Stills gallery of behind-the-scenes photos, production designs, and promotional material

! Theatrical trailer
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