Robinson Crusoe on Mars (Blu-ray, Criterion Collection)

One U.S. astronaut pitted against all the odds beyond this earth!
Robinson Crusoe on Mars (Blu-ray, Criterion
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: January 11, 2011
  • Originally Released: 1964
  • Label: Criterion
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: 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, video featurette by filmmaker and space historian Michael Lennick detailing the science and dreams behind the film
    • Music video for Lundin's song "Robindon Crusoe On Mars"
    • Stills gallery
    • Theatrical trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 16


User Ratings: 1,705
Rating: 3/5 -- There's lots to appeal to fans of adventure stories and the film has a distinctive visual style that adds to its character. Full Review
Eye for Film
Nov 24, 2015
Rating: 52/100 -- Almost distractingly, faithful to the original novel despite its radically different setting, the film is a pleasure mostly because of its vivid Technicolor backdrops. Full Review
Jan 7, 2008
Rating: 8/10 -- Dated on many levels, but the film represents a fascinating slice of scientific history. Full Review
Jan 16, 2011
In creating a work of spiritual, rather than physical, focus, Robinson Crusoe on Mars becomes more than just another post-50's sci-fi flick. Full Review
House Next Door
Nov 9, 2007
The crucial link between The Ten Commandments and 2001: A Space Odyssey Full Review
Mar 21, 2010
Rating: 3/5 -- Altogether too sober, but well made.
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Aug 14, 2003
Rating: 3.5/5 -- The real Mars may be nothing like it appears in this movie, but it sure does make you want to visit anyway.
Oct 2, 2007

Product Description:

An entertaining interpretation of the classic Defoe story about an astronaut and his monkey.

Plot Synopsis:

In this innovative retelling of Daniel Defoe's classic, the intrepid adventurer is a marooned astronaut who crash lands on Mars with his pet monkey in tow. He meets a runaway slave from an exotic planet, and the three use all their ingenuity and resources available to stay alive.


Production Notes:

  • Shot in Technicolor and Techniscope, in Death Valley, California.
  • Technical adviser was Edward V. Ashburn.
  • Film was originally released June 17, 1964 in Rhode Island; wide release in New York City August 27, 1964.
  • Barney the Wooly Monkey played Mona.
  • The Voyager Laserdisc #CC1336L includes original promotional artwork, the theatrical trailer, and audio commentary on the alternate track.

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 11,793
  • UPC: 715515067416
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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