BYRON HASKIN'S Robinson Crusoe On Mars THE CRITERION COLLECTION
DVD ONLY - No DVD Case
During a flight to Mars in the spaceship Mars Gravity Probe 1, Commander Christopher 'Kit' Draper and Colonel Dan McReady are forced to deviate from an asteroid and they leave their spacecraft in pods. Draper lands on the surface of the Red Planet and survives. He learns how to produce oxygen and while exploring the planet, he finds McReady dead in his crashed pod. He finds also the monkey Mona and brings the animal to the cave where he is sheltered. He learns that he can breathe the Martian air for short periods but needs also oxygen. But Mona finds water and an edible plant in the underground. .After a long period alone, Draper feels the loneliness. One day, he sees a spacecraft landing on Mars and he believes it might be the rescue team to save him. But he finds aliens working on the planet and some of them are slaves. One of them flees and stumble with Draper and he names him Friday. Now he needs to find a way to be rescued and return to Earth.
- Restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
- Audio commentary featuring cast and film historians
- Destination Mars, a video featurette
- Music video for Lundin's song "Robinson Crusoe on Mars"
- Stills gallery
- Theatrical trailer
|Paul Mantee||...||Cmdr. Christopher 'Kit' Draper|
|Adam West||...||Col. Dan McReady|
|The Woolly Monkey||...||Mona|
Release Date: June 1964 (USA)
Also Known As: Robinson Crusoe en Marte
Filming Locations: Castle Dome Peak, Yuma, Arizona, USA