Cult sf movie Robinson Crusoe on Mars on dual format in November
Eureka Entertainment are to release Byron Haskin’s 1964 Robinson Crusoe on Mars, the incredible adventures of a lone astronaut spaceship-wrecked on a no-man’s land in the sky, on UK Blu-ray in November.
A futuristic retelling of Daniel Defoe’s classic story, Robinson Crusoe on Mars has gained a beloved cult reputation ever since its debut in the years leading up to the space race. As a mingling of speculative science-fiction with an extraordinary visual design, it proved to have a significant influence on fantasy filmmaking on both the big and small screen.
Paul Mantee plays American astronaut Kit Draper, stranded (with his pet monkey in tow) on the Red Planet after an emergency crash landing. Now he must find ways to adapt and survive, physically and emotionally, in the alien landscape - but he may not be as alone as he thought…
Shot in magnificent Techniscope, Robinson Crusoe on Mars is a landmark for fans of genre cinema, and remains a uniquely charming and thrilling adventure, filled with contemplative humanity and wild imagination.
Robinson Crusoe on Mars will be released on UK dual format (Blu-ray and DVD) on 23rd September 2015 by Eureka Entertainment as part of the Masters of Cinema series at the SRP of £17.95.
Boasting a gorgeous 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray and optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, the disc will have these special features:
Original theatrical trailer
24-page booklet featuring an essay on the film, rare archival imagery, and more!