Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Martian Chronicles

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 26, 2018
Price: DVD $21.29, Blu-ray $25.66
Studio: Kino Lorber

The 1980 epic network television mini-series The Martian Chronicles originates from the mind of legendary writer Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked This Way Comes) springs what is perhaps his most epic vision about mankind’s first venture into the colonization of another planet.

Earth is on the verge of extinction. To survive, mankind must find another place to live. And when three expeditions to Mars, headed by Col. John Wilder (Rock Hudson, Seconds), find suitable conditions for relocations, 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 own doom?

Directed by Michael Anderson (Logan’s Run, Orca), the science fiction  The Martian Chronicles boasts a virtual who’s who of talent of the era, including Bernie Casey (Boxcar Bertha), Darren McGavin (A Christmas Story), Roddy McDowall (Fright Night), Bernadette Peters (TV’s Ugly Betty), Joyce Van Patten (The Falcon and the Snowman), Fritz Weaver (Black Sunday), Maria Schell (The Hanging Tree) and James Faulkner (TV’s Game of Thrones).

Newly Mastered in HD, the Blu-ray and DVD contain an interview with actor James Faulkner as a bonus feature.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.