Robinson Crusoe on Mars

Robinson Crusoe on Mars

Paul Mantee
Director: Byron Haskin Cast: Paul Mantee
Paul Mantee
, Vic Lundin
Vic Lundin
, Adam West
Adam West
Byron Haskin

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/11/2011
UPC: 0715515067416
Original Release: 1964
Source: Criterion
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:50:00
Sales rank: 13,085

Special Features

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

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Mantee Cmdr. Christopher "Kit" Draper
Vic Lundin Friday
Adam West Col. Dan McReady

Technical Credits
Byron Haskin Director
Bud Bashaw Makeup
Lawrence W. Butler Special Effects
John C. Higgins Screenwriter
Winton Hoch Cinematographer
Arthur Jacobson Asst. Director
Harold Lewis Sound/Sound Designer
Arthur Lonergan Art Director
Ib Melchior Screenwriter
Terrell O. Morse Editor
Hal Pereira Art Director
Aubrey Schenck Producer
Aubrey Schenk Producer
Fred Steiner Score Composer
Nathan VanCleave Score Composer
Wally Westmore Makeup
John K. Wilkinson Sound/Sound Designer

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