While the science in this science fiction classic from 1964 is admittedly dated it was very much ahead of its time and is an engaging and very enjoyable adventure story. Of course we know now that the surface of Mars is too cold and the atmosphere too thin to allow humans to breathe or water to exist in liquid form, but they didn’t then. Director Byron Haskin did very well with what he had. The Criterion Collection DVD also has some excellent special features that are worth watching. It includes some short interviews with one of my favourite authors, Robert J. Sawyer.
Highly recommended to those who have an interest in classic sci-fi flicks.
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