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Horrors of the Red Planet [DVD] [1965] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

David Carradine    DVD
2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: David Carradine
  • Format: Colour, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Mac Filmworks
  • DVD Release Date: 13 Mar 2007
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000MRNWLA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 406,939 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great if you want to snooze 7 Mar 2014
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This film really captures the boredom of travelling in space. there are so many pauses within the dialogue it allows you to snooze a little and not miss anything.

The effects get better as it goes along and in the end it actually gets pretty interesting for a B movie and we all learn an important lesson at the end.

Some great lines in this film, something like:

'It's been buried for millions of years' 'a bit like Troy on earth'..... genius.

and

'at the beginning of the 4th day we emerged, we had no idea how long we had been down there'..... ?

and many more....

a good film to watch if you are doing something else at the same time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What do you expect for a budgetof $3? 9 Mar 2014
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I can forgive the dreadful effects even considering that 2001 was made only 3 years later, but the ignorance of the writer regarding Mars, technology and everything else in this film is unforgivable. The acting is as wooden as the set and the directing is of infant school standard. I thought it might be lifted at some point by the presence of John Carradine but he only appears a few minutes from the end - as a face in space.
This should be archived on the bonfire
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1.0 out of 5 stars LMFAO at this 16 May 2014
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better to gouge your eyes out than watch this pile of **** just my opinion of course.....try it and see if you agree with me
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Good Grief!! 5 May 2014
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I wouldn't have believed it was possible for a film to be this bad. I watched in a state of mild amazement.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Late Nite B movie Classic 12 July 2007
By Greg M. Glavich - Published on Amazon.com
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Horrors of the Red Planet, AKA Wizard of Mars is a good "B" late night movie.
Typical old 60's Sci Fi movie with good plot, OK special effects "for the era", cheesey acting, bad actors no one ever heard of, etc, etc,
Astronauts in space flight near Mars are forced to make an emergency landing near the polar icecap of Mars after their ship is damaged by a Magnetic Storm.
They spend the next few days on a quest for the "Main Stage" apparently part of their ship jettisoned before the crash, to obtain supplies, oxygen etc. and stay alive till a rescue ship arrives.
They journey through a large series of caverns on their way south towards the Main Stage, actually this sequence was filmed in Carlsbad Caverns I believe.
They are threated by limited Oxygen, weird floating plant creatures, Hot Lava and lightning storms along the way.
As they finally reach what they think is their Main Stage that they have been tracking via it's radio beacon signal, they realize that it is just a wreck of an old space probe.
They discover it has some Oxygen left in the tanks, which saves the day, at least for the tme being.
You have to ask why would an unmanned probe be carring Oxygen anyway?
In the morning when the lightning storm clears they find the ruins of an ancient Martian city and set off to explore it.
They find the remains of Martians inside and end up conversing with an aparitian of the Martians collective spirit or whatever who explains the Martians history, the ruins of the city, etc, etc,
Our fearless band of astronauts end up helping the Martian spirit by starting up an ancient time machine of sorts, and are then transported back in time to before the Magnetic Storm that originally stranded them on Mars.
All in all a decent late night "B" movie.
My only complaint is the transfer to DVD is pretty bad.
I have this movie on VHS and the picture quality of the DVD is about the same.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Classic Science Fiction stuff 13 Jun 2007
By Andre Villemaire - Published on Amazon.com
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To those who loves Classic Science Fiction films from the 60's, you are in
for a treat. This cheapo production still delivers as we have situations
happening in a spaceship and then on to a uncharted planet. There are creatures and martians and some descent cave scenes...but because the production possibly had a small budget....it shows. They used to show this movie late at night and now its part of my collection. If you dont
expect too much, you should enjoy this little flick that is sold at a great price. I only gave it 2 stars cause the female astronauts voice dubbing is the worse ive seen...
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic B Film bust...but I'm biased~ 31 Dec 2008
By Elizabeth Reynolds - Published on Amazon.com
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How could I give this anything less than a 5 star rating? Yes, really.
Check IMDB if you don't believe it:) My mother, Eve Bernhardt, played "Dorothy" in this crazy cult film. I personally found it to be a great sleep aid for insomnia. Watching mom in her "gory daze" was rather fun just the same.

In the opening of this film, Mom's voice was dubbed over because of a 'spat' she and Roger Gentry got into over...well, let's just say Mom wouldn't agree to be Gentry's body pillow while they were on location.

Growing up, I was always witness to mom having shoulder and back pain. When I asked her why they hurt so often she replied,
"It's because of that damn astronaut suit they made me where in 'Mars'- the costume designer said I had no choice. They wanted an authentic astronaut costume, so that's what they made us wear. The thing weighed a ton. If I wanted to work with John Carradine- I didn't have a choice really ."

My mother wore the lug-nut suit for a month straight while she shot various scenes in all sorts of weather conditions and on various natural (beach coves) and in-studio sets.

In watching the film today, I find it remarkable that it took a month to shoot since it reminds me more of a film kids in high school might throw together one weekend and then stick on YouTube.

I give my mother props though. Listening to the strange experiences she had working on this film(remarkably they go beyond the nasty attitude of a very spoiled and virile Roger Gentry) is pretty cool.

Mom shared that John Carradine was particularly kind to her and she loved working with him- sadly, their 'big scene' which was the equivalent of 7 pages of script was edited out of the final cut. Mom's exact words were,
"John was dashing and thoroughly lovely- a true gentleman of the day and completely supportive in shooting a film that couldn't have been more odd."

Apparently Carradine's soliloquy as the "Wizard" took one hour to shoot and lasts (at least) 10 minutes in the film. The lines sounding pseudo Shakespearean are such that 'poor Yorick" might make infinite jest over.

Should you see it? Sure! It's a classic 'roll your eyes' B (or 'D' as some will prefer to grade it) film.
Fast forward to the bizarre "special effects" that make you wonder what strength count of fishing line was used to fly in the spaceship to Mars.

Originally titled THE WIZARD OF MARS; HORRORS OF THE RD PLANET is a classic of sorts... well, as far as seeing a classic example of what script not to choose if you're a working actor.

Pure & simply, I dig this film. It's cool because I get to see some of mom's work back when REAL cowboys still roamed the Warner lot and the union was just beginning to get it's act together to protect actors from lascivious co-stars and heavy astronaut suits all in one.

Cheers,
Elizabeth Reynolds
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Mother played "DOROTHY", sooo... 8 Oct 2006
By Elizabeth Reynolds - Published on Amazon.com
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...how could I give this anything less than a 5 star rating? My mother, Eve Bernhardt, played "Dorothy" in this crazy cult film. I personally found it to be a great sleep aid for insomnia. Watching mom in her "gory daze" was rather fun just the same.

In the opening of this film, Mom's voice was dubbed over because of a 'spat' she and Roger Gentry got into over...well, let's just say Mom wouldn't agree to be Gentry's body pillow while they were on location.

Growing up, I was always witness to mom having shoulder and back pain. When I asked her why they hurt so often she replied,
"It's because of that damn astronaut suit they made me where in 'Mars'- the costume designer said I had no choice. They wanted an authentic astronaut costume, so that's what they made us wear. The thing weighed a ton. If I wanted to work with John Carradine- I didn't have a choice really ."

My mother wore the lug-nut suit for a month straight while she shot various scenes in all sorts of weather conditions and on various natural (beach coves) and in-studio sets.

In watching the film today, I find it remarkable that it took a month to shoot since it reminds me more of a film kids in high school might throw together one weekend and then stick on YouTube.

I give my mother props though. Listening to the strange experiences she had working on this film(remarkably they go beyond the nasty attitude of a very spoiled and virile Roger Gentry) is pretty cool.

Mom shared that John Carradine was particularly kind to her and she loved working with him- sadly, their 'big scene' which was the equivalent of 7 pages of script was edited out of the final cut. Mom's exact words were,
"John was dashing and thoroughly lovely- a true gentleman of the day and completely supportive in shooting a film that couldn't have been more odd."

Apparently Carradine's soliloquy as the "Wizard" took one hour to shoot and lasts (at least) 10 minutes in the film. The lines sounding pseudo Shakespearean are such that 'poor Yorick" might make infinite jest over.

Should you see it? Sure! It's a classic 'roll your eyes' B (or 'D' as some will prefer to grade it) film.
Fast forward to the bizarre "special effects" that make you wonder what strength count of fishing line was used to fly in the spaceship to Mars.

Originally titled THE WIZARD OF MARS; HORRORS OF THE RD PLANET is a classic of sorts... well, as far as seeing a classic example of what script not to choose if you're a working actor.

Pure & simply, I dig this film. It's cool because I get to see some of mom's work back when REAL cowboys still roamed the Warner lot and the union was just beginning to get it's act together to protect actors from lascivious co-stars and heavy astronaut suits all in one.

Cheers,
Elizabeth Reynolds
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Well, I liked it when I was 5....... 19 July 2006
By davezilla - Published on Amazon.com
They don't make them like this anymore...no wait, they still do...... Well, When I was very little, this was on a Sunday afternoon adventure theater type show along with other "greats" like Robinson Caruso on Mars, the Mole People, First Men in the Moon......you see where I'm going with this? Okay then, you'll know what I mean when I say it's a classic. Why did MST3K have to go away? This would have been a prime candidate. Anyway, I searched it down in one of my "nostalgic" moods, and laughed so hard through the whole thing. I was amazed at how easily entertained I must have been in my youth.

If you lke cheesy, old sci fi classics, definitely add this one to your list.
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