The Martian Chronicles (1980) [DVDrip (XviD)] ** FLOTW 8 June - 14 June **Language:
AVI | XviD 1329kbps | 640 x 480 29.97fps | MP3 48Khz, 2 channels 128kbps | 2.6 GB
Genre: TVShow / Sci-fi
1980 Mini-series produced by Milton "Dalek Invasion of Earth 2150AD" Subotsky - I have very fond memories of this as a 15 year old in 1980, but the weary years hang heavy on the special effects - still other than that its solid, if worthy and worth a look if you like your SF without the Lucas Whizz-Bang. And anything sourced from Bradbury is worth the price of admission alone.
With each passing year, this 1980 miniseries becomes more for those who have read Ray Bradburys landmark novel. The three-part, nearly five-hour series keeps its brainy science fiction roots; this story (and the 1940s novel) is not about laser battles and exciting action pieces. Bradburys novel is galvanized by the cold war nightmare: at the end of the 20th century, an earth teetering on world war begins to colonize Mars without much knowledge of the new world. Hard science is left for other stories, and director Michael Anderson (Logans Run) keeps this retrofitting: for example, astronauts arrive on a breathable Mars in leisure suits. The space travel effects are clunky, but the action on Mars--with Assheton Gortons geometric sets and simple props--are far more effective. There are Martians there, as the unprepared first Earthlings learn. Later, as the planet is quickly colonized, the remaining Martians are near specters--bringing awe and fear to those they encounter. Master sci-fi writer Richard Matheson (I Am Legend) smartly streamlines Bradburys episodic stories, giving a central role to Col. John Wilder (played by Rock Huston, leading a plethora of solid, yet B-list actors). For those in love with cerebral science fiction, they can enjoy this dated but curious sci-fi miniseries; for those of think sci-fi began with Star Wars, beware. --Doug Thomas
From the mind of science-fiction giant Ray Bradbury springs what is perhaps his most epic vision. Capturing mankinds first venture into the colonization of another planet and its tragic first contact with another species"The Martian Chronicles" is a stunning achievement that will take you from the edge of your seat to the stars. Earth is on the verge of extinction. To survive, mankind must find another place to live. But when three expeditions to Mars, headed by Col. John Wilder (Oscar nominee Rock Hudson), find suitable conditions for relocation, humans pour in by the shipload, bringing the old evils of Earth with them! As Wilder begins to heed the lessons of the dying Martian civilization, can he save humanity from repeating its doom* *1956: Actor, Giant
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