DRAMATIC EFFECTS NEVER BEFORE EQUALLED – OR EVEN IMAGINED!
From a space wheel 500 miles above the Earth, commander Samuel Merritt (Walter Brooke) and his men (including Eric Fleming and Benson Fong) construct a sleek robot, then receive orders providing their new craft’s destination: Mars!
Five-time Oscar Winner George Pal (The War of the Worlds) produced this adventure rooted in the ’50s understanding of space exploration… and heightened by the awareness that no matter how advanced science becomes, human weaknesses remain.
“A fascinating relic” – Time Out
Special Features and Technical Specs:
1080p high-definition presentation by Paramount Pictures
NEW Audio commentary by George Pal author Justin Humphreys
NEW Audio commentary by film historians Barry Foreshore & Kim Newman
NEW A Fellow Journeyman: Byron Haskin at Paramount – featurette
NEW The Conquest of Space: From the Book to the Screen – featurette with NASA illustrator Vincent Di Fate
Aspect Ratio 1.78:1
Audio English LPCM Mono
Optional Subtitles: English
Limited Edition slipcase on the first 2000 copies with unique artwork