It’s been a while, but I’ve finally managed to pop out the sixth installment of the Film Junk Video Review. This time I’m looking at Byron Haskin’s ‘Robinson Crusoe on Mars’. The movie stars Paul Mantee, Victor Lundin, and features a brief appearance by Adam West! Here’s the synopsis:
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 film was recently given the Criterion Collection treatment with a special edition DVD release. It was definitely a fun watch, so make sure you check out my review by following the link below.