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Robinson Crusoe on Mars

Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)

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Release Date: Jul 17, 1964 Wide

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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

Sep 18, 2007

Paramount Pictures

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About as good as any sci-fi adventure film of that generation.

March 11, 2012 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

Dated on many levels, but the film represents a fascinating slice of scientific history.

January 16, 2011 Full Review Source: IGN DVD
IGN DVD

The crucial link between The Ten Commandments and 2001: A Space Odyssey

March 21, 2010 Full Review Source: CinePassion
CinePassion

Much beloved - and sadly overrated - by many science fiction fans. . .

January 23, 2008 Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Movie Page | Comment (1)
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Almost distractingly, faithful to the original novel despite its radically different setting, the film is a pleasure mostly because of its vivid Technicolor backdrops.

January 7, 2008 Full Review Source: MovieMartyr.com
MovieMartyr.com

In creating a work of spiritual, rather than physical, focus, Robinson Crusoe on Mars becomes more than just another post-50's sci-fi flick.

November 9, 2007 Full Review Source: House Next Door
House Next Door

The real Mars may be nothing like it appears in this movie, but it sure does make you want to visit anyway.

October 2, 2007 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

Better than expected, and it features brief appearance by the future Batman.

June 15, 2006
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Como em tantas ficções B, a Ciência da história é risível; porém, o longa funciona ao desenvolver bem a relação (com contexto homossexual e tudo mais) entre os personagens.

February 9, 2005
Cinema em Cena

Altogether too sober, but well made.

August 14, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A lowbudget and unnoticed sci-fi film that is a gem.

November 30, 2001 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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an entertaining, cheesy, dated, and stellar (or should i say inter-stellar) film. it's hard not to laugh at the effects, but as survival films go, it's quite fun.
January 4, 2014
sanjurosamurai
danny d

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The beginning and ending of this movie are horrible, for one thing, West's character dies in the first scene! Putting the story of Crusoe in space was probably their first mistake.
November 26, 2010
ajv2688

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Special effects wunderkind and genre master Bryon Haskin(who is mostly known for his work in the 1953 science-fiction classic War Of The Worlds and for the 1960's television series The Outer Limits among others)won a place in the hearts of fantasy film lovers everywhere with this gorgeously designed journey into the unknown in this innovative retelling of Daniel Defoe's classic story. The story involves when a intrepid adventurer aboard a spaceship crashes on the barren wastelands of Mars. United States astronaut commander "Kit" Draper(Paul Mantee) must fight for survival with a pet monkey in tow as his only companion and a runaway slave from an exotic planet. Is he alone? All three survivers must use their ingenuity and resources in order to stay alive on a hostile planet. Released in 1964,this imaginative and dazzling beloved techni-marvel of classic science fiction was Oscar nominated in 1964 for Best Special Effects. Presented in astounding widescreen Techniscope and Technicolor this classic also stars Adam West(the former TV's Batman),and Victor Lundin(as Friday). Running Time of 106 minutes.
September 13, 2010
rayman0071
Mister Caple

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    1. Col. Dan McReady: I like this movie and it has special memories for me when watching it on cable t.v. in Metro Detroit in the 70s. As time went on I realized that it was a great film. This movie inspired many sci-fi film makers and although the effects seem dated, they're still fantastic considering there wasn't any CGI or computers at that time. The story line can get a bit slow near the end, but it's a good story and unlike today's movies, it actually tells a story if you pay attention. One of the best and I can still watch it as though it was the first time.
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