Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
The biggest, most brightly-wrapped gift under the colorful Christmas tree is a new digital restoration of the unforgettable 1964 B-movie Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, best known as the screen debut of actress/singer Pia Zadora. Martians come to Earth to kidnap Santa Claus because there is no one on Mars to give their children presents. Earth kids Billy and Betty set out to save Santa and return him to Earth. The film is a baffling mixture of sci-fi, Christmas cheer and childish slapstick, all filmed in garish (or as the poster says, "Space-Blazing") color. See all this, a bouncing ball "Jingle Bells" sing-along and much more, mastered from the best surviving prints!
Cast: Victor Stiles, Leonard Hicks, Bill McCutcheon, Vincent Beck, John Call
Directed by: Nicholas Webster
Written by: Glenville Mareth, Paul L. Jacobson
Running time: 1hr 21min
Opens: Dec 02, 2011 Limited (Re-Release)
|Theaters for 03/10/14|