Thursday, April 23, 2009

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.

the trailer may say that it is "scientifically authentic" but these filmmakers didn't know the first thing about science... and it's amazing. Also, Adam West has a brief role... it should have been BATMAN ON MARS


Anonymous said...

i saw this movie the summer after 9th grade at the mt baker theater in bellingham! i remember it being pretty good. i saw planet of the apes and three stooges in space the same week. good times.

The Bat-Hombre said...

That was great when we were housemates, BP.