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Robinson Crusoe on Mars [videorecording]

a Paramount release; directed by Byron Haskin ; screenplay by Ib Melchior and John Higgins ; produced by Aubrey Schenck ; executive producer, Edwin F. Zabel ; a Schenck-Zabel production ; Paramount Pictures Corporation and Devonshire Pictures, Inc
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
When his spaceship crash-lands on the barren wastelands of Mars, U.S. astronaut Commander "Kit" Draper must fight for survival, with a pet monkey his only companion until he meets "Friday," an alien.
Director
Byron Haskin
Performers
Paul Mantee, Victor Lundin, Adam West, and The Woolly Monkey.
Release Date
1964
Run Time
110 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Notes
  • Based on a story by Daniel Defoe.
  • Videodisc release of the 1964 motion picture.
  • Special features: 1994 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; excerpts from Melchior's original screenplay. Survival kit: "Destination: Mars": a new video featurette by Michael Lennick detailing the science and dreams behind Robinson Crusoe on Mars; new music video for Lundin's song "Robinson Crusoe on Mars"; stills gallery of behind-the-scenes photos, production designs, and promotional material; theatrical trailer. Booklet featuring a new essay by filmmaker and space historian Michael Lennick, Melchior's "Brief Yargorian dictionary" of original alien dialect, and a list of facts about Mars from his original screenplay.
  • Title from container.
Variant Title
Title on container: Byron Haskin's Robinson Crusoe on Mars
Edition
Special ed. ; widescreen
Series
The Criterion Collection
Criterion Collection
Series Statement
The Criterion collection ; 404
Criterion collection 404
ISBN
1934121827, 9781934121825
Credits
Director of photography, Winton C. Hoch ; art directors, Hal Pereira, Arthur Lonergan ; editor, Terry Morse ; music, Van Cleave ; production designer, Al Nozaki ; special effects, Butler-Glouner Inc., Lawrence W. Butler.
Published
[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c2007
Publisher no.
CC1712D Criterion Collection
Terms of Use
This DVD is copy protected.
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews
Description
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (12 p. ;19 cm.)
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1, 16:9 enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., dual-layer, DVD-9, NTSC.
Technical Details
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