|The Young Land|
Review Disney regular Tommy Kirk stars as the leader of a Mars-to-Earth expedition seeking feminine "breeding stock" to help repopulate their dead homeworld. Director Larry Buchanans infamous low-budget turkey also features TV Batgirl Yvonne Craig as a sexy scientist. Holy interplanetary kidnapping! 82 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish. NOTE: This Title Is Out Of Print; Limit One Per Customer.
Review Mars Needs Women is as bad or as good as its title suggests--either way, you're going to marvel at this mess-terpiece. The red planet has a female shortage due to "a critical recession of the Y chromosome," so Tommy Kirk (stalwart of '60s Disney flicks) leads a trio of fellow Martians to recruit fertile Earth chicks, including a stripper (of course), a stewardess (er, flight attendant), and a brainy reporter (the latter played by Yvonne Craig of "Batgirl" fame). Filmed in Texas on a budget of (apparently) a few hundred bucks, this bad-movie milestone incorporates Air Force archival footage, a time-capsule glimpse of Dallas nightlife (you'll spot The Fortune Cookie on a marquee), and plenty of Martian snobbery about "the environmental naiveté of the Earthmen." To say it's all a hoot is an understatement; Mars Needs Women is an enduring artifact of the pre-Easy Rider era--a drive-in disaster that won't (and shouldn't) go away. --Jeff Shannon
Review This "Sincere western..." (according to Leonard Maltin), set in 1848 California, stars Patrick Wayne as a lawman with high morals and co-stars Dennis Hopper as a rebellious gunslinger. Hopper goes on trial for killing a young Mexican, which tests the American system of justice in the newly formed state. Produced by John Ford's son, who brought together an excellent supporting cast of Hollywood extras. Features a great western score, with composer Dimitri Tiomkin and songwriter Ned Washington garnering a Best Song Nomination at the 1959 Academy Awards. Bonus Features: Movie Trailers| Scene Selection. Specs: DVD5; Dolby Digital Mono; 89 minutes; Color; 1.33:1 Aspect Ratio; MPAA - NR: Year - 1959; SRP - $9.99.