USA science fiction 1956 color 99 min.
Director: Fred McLeod Wilcox
CAV: out-of-print collectible
2 discs, catalog # CC1153L

"Thankfully, Voyager has released [it] in its full widescreen aspect ratio, allowing audiences to appreciate the unique look of the film." -Jon Katze, Laser Disc Review

In this 1956 science-fiction adventure based loosely on Shakespeare's (yes, Shakespeare!) The Tempest, interstellar rocket jocks, led by Leslie Nielsen, visit a remote planet inhabited by a mad scientist, his beautiful daughter, and a friendly robot.

Criterion's CAV supplements include:

  • New widescreen transfer
  • Scenes deleted from the theatrical release
  • Extensive, never before published behind-the-scenes, production and publicity photos
  • "Fatal Planet," the original screen treatment by Irving Block and Allen Adler
  • A film essay written by film historian Allan Asherman

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