Robinson Crusoe on Mars

Robinson Crusoe on Mars

Directed by Byron Haskin • 1964 • United States
Starring Paul Mantee, Victor Lundin, Adam West

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.

Robinson Crusoe on Mars
  • Robinson Crusoe on Mars

    Directed by Byron Haskin • 1964 • United States
    Starring Paul Mantee, Victor Lundin, Adam West

    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...

Extras

  • ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS Commentary

    Recorded in 1994, this commentary features screenwriter Ib Melchior, actors Paul Mantee and Victor Lundin, production designer Al Nozaki, and Oscar-winning special effects designer and ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS historian Robert Skotak. Also featured are excerpts from a November 1979 audio interview...

  • Destination: Mars

    This short documentary by filmmaker and space historian Michael Lennick explores the red planet in our cultural imagination, and how the latter is evoked in ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS.

  • “Robinson Crusoe on Mars” Music Video

    Actor Victor Lundin (Friday) wrote the song “Robinson Crusoe on Mars” to perform during his highly popular science-fiction convention appearances. It became so beloved by fans that he recorded it for his 2000 album “Little Owl.” This music video was created by the Criterion Collection in 2007.