The Christmas Cult Classic Santa Claus Conquers the Martians comes to Blu-ray and DVD from Kino Classics in time for the holiday season!
Available on Blu-ray and DVD on October 30th
New York, NY - October 15, 2012 - Kino Classics is proud to announce the Blu-ray and DVD release of the holiday cult classic, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. This holiday film first appeared in 1964 and has become a cult favorite over the years, even being featured on an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Now, it comes to Blu-ray and DVD in a new HD transfer.
This special edition comes packed with bonus features, including a collection of holiday-themed archival rarities (1936-68) including Jam Handy's animated Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Howdy Doody's Christmas (1951), a charity PSA starring Abbott & Costello and Charles Laughton, and vintage theatrical Season's Greetings spots, and much more, as well as a trailer and stills gallery. The street date is October 30th, with a SRP of $24.95 for the Blu-ray and $19.95 for the DVD.
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians tells the story of the depressed children of Mars (including one played by an 8-year-old Pia Zadora), who can only be brought out of their funk through the jolly cheer of Old St. Nick. So the Martian leaders travel to Earth and kidnap two local kids and Kris Kringle himself. Brought back to the Red Planet, they are forcibly installed in a factory to make toys. But you can't manufacture happiness, with Santa having to teach his alien overseers the true meaning of Christmas.
Filled with kitschy set design, outrageous costumes and amiable acting, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians is nonstop fun, and is worthy of its status as a holiday staple.
* Contains 45 Minute Archival Footage Reel
* Stills Gallery
1.33:1, 1920 x 1080p * 69 minutes * English * Not Rated * Mono * Color
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
Director: Nicholas Webster
Street date: October 30, 2012
Blu-ray SRP: $24.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
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News Editor October 20, 2012, 10:42 am