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|Genre/Form:||Science fiction films
|Named Person:||Daniel Defoe|
|Document Type:||Visual material, Book|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Aubrey Schenck; Edwin F Zabel; Ib Melchior; John C Higgins; Byron Haskin; Paul Mantee; Victor Lundin; Adam West; Daniel Defoe; Paramount Pictures Corporation.; Schenck-Zabel Productions.; Devonshire Pictures, Inc.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
|Language Note:||In English with optional English subtitles for the hearing-impaired.|
|Notes:||Originally released as a motion picture in 1964.
Based on a story by Daniel Defoe.
Special features: 1994 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; excerpts from Melchior's original screenplay. Survival kit: "Destination: Mars": a new video featurette by Michael Lennick detailing the science and dreams behind Robinson Crusoe on Mars; new music video for Lundin's song "Robinson Crusoe on Mars"; stills gallery of behind-the-scenes photos, production designs, and promotional material; theatrical trailer.
Program notes featuring a new essay by filmmaker and space historian Michael Lennick, Melchior's "Brief Yargorian dictionary" of original alien dialect, and a list of facts about Mars from his original screenplay inserted in container.
|Credits:||Director of photography, Winton C. Hoch ; art directors, Hal Pereira, Arthur Lonergan ; editor, Terry Morse ; music, Van Cleave ; production designer, Al Nozaki ; special effects, Butler-Glouner Inc., Lawrence W. Butler.|
|Cast:||Paul Mantee, Victor Lundin, Adam West, and The Woolly Monkey.|
|Description:||1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (12 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)|
|Details:||DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1, 16:9 enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., dual-layer, DVD-9, NTSC.|
|Series Title:||Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 404.|
|Other Titles:||Byron Haskin's Robinson Crusoe on Mars
Robinson Crusoe on Mars
|Responsibility:||a Paramount release ; directed by Byron Haskin ; screenplay by Ib Melchior and John Higgins ; produced by Aubrey Schenck ; executive producer, Edwin F. Zabel ; a Schenck-Zabel production ; Paramount Pictures Corporation and Devonshire Pictures, Inc.|
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When his spaceship crash-lands on the barren wastelands of Mars, U.S. astronaut Commander "Kit" Draper must fight for survival, with a pet monkey his only companion until he meets "Friday," an alien.
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