HANGOVER MATINEES: THE COLOR OF SPACE - Robinson Crusoe on Mars

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Deep in space, astronaut Christopher “Kit” Draper has found himself marooned on that intergalactic inferno: Mars. Demoralized by its hellish desolation, Kit dictates what he fears may be his final words onto his space-age 8-track, the hissing and popping of fireballs and flame pits roaring in the background. But primate pal Mona won’t let Kit give up so quickly, and so kickstarts his space race for survival! Shot in gorgeous widescreen technicolor, Robinson Crusoe on Mars is hard sci-fi, equal parts mood piece and extraterrestrial thriller. It’s got the bleeps, bloops, and blinking radars you’d expect, but you won’t be ready for the beautifully composed cinematography and staggeringly gorgeous sets of this galactic story of perseverance. If anything, this premium chunk of asteroidal gold proves that hell isn’t other people — it’s a place in space!

Dir. Byron Haskin, 1964, HDCAM, 110 min.

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