The Martian Chronicles Part 3 - The Martians DVD 1980 Marsbéli krónikák 3. rész - A Marslakók / Directed by Michael Anderson / Starring: Rock Hudson, Gayle Hunnicutt, Bernie Casey, Roddy McDowall, Darren McGavin / Written by Ray Bradbury

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The Martian Chronicles Part 3 - The Martians DVD 1980 Marsbéli krónikák 3. rész - A Marslakók / Directed by Michael Anderson / Starring: Rock Hudson, Gayle Hunnicutt, Bernie Casey, Roddy McDowall, Darren McGavin / Written by Ray Bradbury

UPC 5999546333886



AUDIO: English 2.0, Hungarian 2.0

Subtitles: Hungarian

Total Runtime: 97 minutes


English Summary:

The Martian Chronicles is a 1980 television miniseries based on Ray Bradbury's 1950 book The Martian Chronicles and dealing with the exploration of Mars and the inhabitants there. The series starred Rock Hudson, Darren McGavin, Bernadette Peters, Roddy McDowall, Fritz Weaver, Barry Morse, and Maria Schell. It was aired on NBC in January 1980 in three episodes with a total running time of just over four hours (nearly five hours on the DVD version). The series depicts Mars as having a "thin atmosphere" which humans can breathe with water-filled canals and desert-like vegetation. The miniseries was directed by Michael Anderson and written by Richard Matheson.


The Martians

Episode 3, 29 January 1980

As established at the end of the second episode, Mars was evacuated shortly before a worldwide nuclear war terminated all life on Earth. Wilder travels back to Earth in November 2006 in the hope he can rescue his brother and his family. He returns to the Zeus project mission control facility but discovers a video recording the deaths of everyone, including his brother, when enemy neutron bombs detonated nearby.

Only a few scattered humans remain on Mars. One of them is Benjamin Driscoll, the lone inhabitant of First Town. He walks around the town, which has remarkably more graffiti and litter than Episode 2, when a telephone rings. After multiple telephones ring, he realizes his opportunity for companionship. Breaking into a home for yet another missed call, Driscoll sits down with a phone book of Mars and starts dialing at A. After days of calling without answers, he starts calling hotels. After guessing where he thinks a woman would most likely spend her time, he calls the biggest beauty salon on Mars, in New Texas City. When a woman answers, he flies 1,500 miles to New Texas City to meet Genevieve Selsor. She turns out to be thoroughly narcissistic and entirely obsessed with her own good looks. Driscoll asks her out on a date, during which she reveals that she decided to stay behind simply because "they wouldn't let me take all my clothes with me back to Earth." She enjoys having access to all the clothes, makeup, footwear, and so forth in New Texas City without having to pay for anything. At the same time, she also laments that she has to do all the cooking and technical maintenance herself. Disappointed, Driscoll runs away when she rejects his advances but still expects him to make a nice breakfast while repairing her sauna. This is a significant departure from the 1950 short story, "Silent Towns." Although the male character is the same, other than going by the name Walter Gripp, Genevieve Selsor is significantly different. Genevieve is not self-absorbed and expectant of Driscoll's labor. Instead, she is overweight and sticky with chocolate and desires to watch movies. Furthermore, she is supposedly too expectant and clingy, as she shows Gripp her ideal wedding dress. Although Genevieve varies significantly in the two stories, they have the same end result: Driscoll leaving for isolation yet again.


Hungarian Summary:

Az emberiség régi álma válik valóra, amikor az első űrhajó a Marsra érkezik. A szonda nem talál életre utaló jeleket. Ám ha néhány kilométerrel arrébb ért volna földet, egész más hírek-kel tért volna haza... Több évtizeddel később már emberek is érkez-nek a vörös bolygó felfedezésére. Egy marsbéli nő erotikus álmaiban előre látja a Zeus-1 űrhajó érkezését. Amikor a földlakók megérkeznek, az asszony féltékeny férje azonnal végez az űrhajó utasaival. A Zeus-2 sem jár sokkal több szerencsével. A gondolatolvasásra képes Mars-lakók kifürkészik az űrhajósok emlékeit és tőrbe csalják őket, hogy az emberiség ne tehesse tönkre bolygójukat. Amikor viszont a Zeus-3 megérkezik a Marsra, már csak halott Marslakókat talál. A korábbi expedíciók egy, az ember számára szinte ártalmatlan, a Marslakókra nézve azonban végzetes vírust hurcolnak be: a bárányhimlőt...



Cast / Szereplők:

  • Rock Hudson as Colonel John Wilder
  • Gayle Hunnicutt as Ruth Wilder
  • Bernie Casey as Major Jeff Spender
  • Christopher Connelly as Ben Driscoll
  • Nicholas Hammond as Captain Arthur Black
  • Roddy McDowall as Father Stone
  • Darren McGavin as Sam Parkhill
  • Bernadette Peters as Genevieve Selsor
  • Maria Schell as Anna Lustig
  • Joyce Van Patten as Elma Parkhill
  • Fritz Weaver as Father Peregrine
  • Laurie Holden as Marie Wilder
  • Burnell Tucker as Bill Wilder
  • Richard Oldfield as Captain Nathaniel York
  • Maggie Wright as Ylla
  • Robert Beatty as General Halstead
  • Estelle Brody as Mrs Black
  • Phil Brown as Mr Black
  • Anthony Pullen Shaw as Edward Black
  • Michael Anderson Jr. as David Lustig
  • Wolfgang Reichmann as Leif Lustig
  • Alison Elliott as Lavinia Spalding
  • Jon Finch as Jesus Christ
  • Barry Morse as Peter Hathaway
  • Nyree Dawn Porter as Alice Hathaway
  • Linda Lou Allen as Marilyn
  • John Cassady as Briggs
  • James Faulkner as Mr K
  • Vadim Glowna as Sam Hinkston
  • Richard Heffer as Conover
  • Derek Lamden as Martian on sand ship
  • Terence Longdon as Martian
  • Peter Marinker as McClure




Based on The Martian Chronicles
by Ray Bradbury
Screenplay by Richard Matheson
Directed by Michael Anderson
Starring Rock Hudson
Roddy McDowall
Maria Schell
Composer Stanley Myers
Country of origin United States
United Kingdom
No. of episodes 3 (list of episodes)
Producers Milton Subotsky
Andrew Donally
Running time 97 min each episode
(Without commercials)








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