Robinson Crusoe on Mars - September 2007 Release
Finally, Criterion Collection will release one of the greatest early-1960s science-fiction films next month: Robinson Crusoe on Mars. The DVD looks to be a complete transcript of their superb original laser disc version of the film plus additional content. I sent my pre-order this morning. Here's the new DVD's cover art, and the film's description from Amazon:
Special-effects wunderkind and genre master Byron Haskin (The War of the Worlds, The Outer Limits) won a place in the hearts of fantasy-film lovers everywhere with this gorgeously designed journey into the unknown. When his spaceship crash-lands on the barren wastelands of Mars, U.S. astronaut Commander "Kit" Draper (Paul Mantee) must fight for survival, with a pet monkey seemingly his only companion. But is he alone? Shot in vast Techniscope and blazing Technicolor, Robinson Crusoe on Mars is an imaginative and beloved techni-marvel of classic science fiction.
If you get the chance, don't miss seeing this science-fiction treasure. Robinson Crusoe on Mars is a wonderful story, both a look back to a golden era of America's greatness and a glance forward to a future that we hoped for.
Here's the original trailer, courtesy of YouTube. Caution! It contains lots of spoilers:
Until next time, D’os Vadanya.