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Rated PG · 81 min. · 2011

Comedy, SciFi/Fantasy

The biggest, most brightly-wrapped gift under the colorful Christmas tree is a new digital restoration of the unforgettable 1964 B-movie Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, best known as the screen debut of actress/singer Pia Zadora. Martians come to Earth to kidnap Santa Claus because there is no one on Mars to give their children presents. Earth kids Billy and Betty set out to save Santa and return him to Earth. The film is a baffling mixture of sci-fi, Christmas cheer and childish slapstick, all filmed in garish (or as the poster says, "Space-Blazing") color. See all this, a bouncing ball "Jingle Bells" sing-along and much more, mastered from the best surviving prints!

Official Site: www.SantaMartiansMovie.com
Director: Nicholas Webster
Writer: Paul L. Jacobson and Glenville Mareth
Cast: John Call, Leonard Hicks, Vincent Beck, Bill McCutcheon and Victor Stiles

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