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Monday, March 21, 2011

Here's a collection of International promotional art and theatrical one-sheets for the 1980 NBC television miniseries The Martian Chronicles, which was apparently distributed overseas as an edited-down, 90-minute feature film.

The 3-part miniseries was based on the novel by the legendary Ray Bradbury with a script by the almost-as-legendary Richard Matheson. It was directed by Logan's Run's Michael Anderson and starred Rock Hudson, Darren McGavin, Bernadette Peters, Bernie Casey, Fritz Weaver and Space: 1970 favorites Roddy McDowell and Barry Morse. Though flawed and not nearly as lyrical as Bradbury's book, the ambitious television production does have some genuinely enjoyable moments. The cast is good, too. I suspect that I'll review the whole thing here, one of these days.

It's available on a nice - and cheap - DVD: The Martian Chronicles

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