Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Director: Nicholas Webster Cast: James Cahill, Josip Elic, Lelia Martin


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Alien invaders kidnap everyone's favorite right jolly old elf in this low-budget mixture of children's comedy and sci-fi adventure. Christmas is not far away, and countless children are glued to their family's TV sets, watching reports about Santa Claus (John Call). However, this is happening on Mars, and leaders of the Red Planet aren't sure what to do for their kids who are pining away for a visit from the gift-bearing earthling. Martian leader Kimar (Leonard Hicks) dispatches two of his emissaries, the chronically grumpy Voldar (Vincent Beck) and the moronically cheerful Dropo (Bill McCutcheon), to Earth to bring Santa back for a visit. After arriving on Earth, Voldar and Dropo abduct two children, Betty (Donna Conforti) and Billy (Victor Stiles), and order the kids to show them the way to Santa's workshop, from which all three are taken to Mars against their will. As Santa, Betty, and Billy try to find a way back to Earth, Voldar becomes enraged with the Earth kids, while the children bond more comfortably with the intellectually-challenged Dropo. Shot on a shoestring budget on Long Island, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians has developed a rabid cult following over the years, and yes, it's true, Kimar's daughter Girmar really is played by a ten-year-old Pia Zadora.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/24/2004
UPC: 0787364553792
Original Release: 1964
Rating: NR
Source: Bci / Eclipse
Time: 1:21:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Cahill Rigna
Josip Elic Shim/Torg
Lelia Martin Momar
Christopher Month Bomar
Al Nesor Stobo
Pia Zadora Girmar
Charles G. Renn Hargo
Gene Lindsey Polar Bear
Vincent Beck Voldar
John Call Santa Claus
Donna Conforti Betty
Carl Don Von Green/Chochem
Leonard Hicks Kimar
Bill McCutcheon Dropo
Doris Rich Mrs. Claus
Victor Stiles Billy
Ned Wertimer TV News Announcer
Jamie Farr Stobo

Technical Credits
Nicholas Webster Director
Roy Alfred Songwriter
Milton DeLugg Score Composer,Songwriter
George Fiala Makeup
Maurice Gordon Art Director
William Henry Editor
Paul L. Jacobson Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Arnold Leeds Producer
Joseph E. Levine Producer
Glenville Mareth Screenwriter
Ramse Mostoller Costumes/Costume Designer
David Quaid Cinematographer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Santa's Workshop [9:58]
2. Thunder Forest [10:09]
3. Our Only Hope [8:56]
4. Polar Bear Panic [10:44]
5. Kidnapped! [10:54]
6. Return to Mars [10:32]
7. Green Santa [8:15]
8. Santa's Triumph [10:17]

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Santa Claus Conquers the Martians 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ordered this per the request of my mother for Christmas. I liked the option of speeding up the shipping, the package came early, in perfect condition! This will make my mother very happy! Thank you so much!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had a minor problem with this DVD in that it started in the middle of the title sequence. You didn't even get to see the actual title of the movie! Still a great nostalgic treat for the family, though kids today might laugh at the production values.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is a little out of date, but it is okay for a low budget older film. I like how this Movie depicts two beleif extremes and meshes them in the middle somewhere. I was at the Soccorro New Mexico Encounter in 1982 when strange lights appeared on the horizon and three people from our group were missing for an hour but they don't remember a thing about what occurred. Alien encounters really happen. I feel like this film was made for people like me who enjoy good entertainment but also believe that there is something else out there.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
As a kid, I knew Christmas was coming when then KTLA Channel 5 Los Angeles would screen ''Santa Claus Conquers the Martians''. This movie was just stupid enough then to be funny and of course now, it's stupid enough to be a cult classic. I especially like the title song and the theme of Santa converting the insensitive, scientific, brainiac work-a-holic Martians into fun-seeking goof-offs like all the rest of us Earthlings. A low-budget classic!