Tuesday, March 22, 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


  1. Cheesy 50s designs ! Unusual.

  2. I love synchronicity - only last night I bought & downloaded the unabridged audiobook and was wondering if the TV series (which I've only watched once, back in the 80's with my Dad) was on DVD. Hey Presto, there it is on your blog. Just bought it and it should arrive from the US in a week or so - thanks! :)

  3. Announced for Bluray by Kino. Coming next year 2018.