Fantastic Planet [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [1973]

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  • Release Date: 06/21/2016
  • Rating: PG
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

  • Episode of the French television program Italiques from 1974 about Topor's work
  • Interview with Topor from 1973
  • Laloux sauvage, a 2009 documentary on Laloux
  • Les temps morts (1965) and Les escargots (1966), two early short films by director René Laloux and illustrator Roland Topor
  • Trailer


The Fantastic Planet
A French/Czech co-production, the dream-like La Planete Sauvage concerns the degradation of the Oms, human-like creatures on the futuristic planet Yagam. The Oms are kept as pets and beasts of burden by the Draggs, 39-foot beings who comprise Yagam's ruling class. The status quo is upset when Terr, one of the Oms, accidentally receives an education, whereupon he organizes the other Oms to demand equality with the Draggs. Based on Stefen Wul's novel Ems En Serie, Fantastic Planet was the winner of a 1973 Cannes Film Festival grand prize. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Mark Gruner
    Mark Gruner
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    Nora Heflin
  • Marvin Miller
    Marvin Miller
  • Hal Smith
    Hal Smith
  • Olan Soule
    Olan Soule

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Expand your mind!!!


    For anyone who enjoys a good proking of the mind then this film is for you. I first saw this in 1993 when I was only 12 years old ( for some probably too young to have seen this film ) and it definately opened up new things for me. Nothing in this film is definate; there is a progressive story but it keeps you intrigued throughout. The music may seem too quiet at times but its purpose is served by giving the right balance of what you need to hear and what you don't need to hear. The ending is somewhat abrupt but the journey is well worth it. I wish I could be more descriptive but it's been 12 years since I've seen it as this is the first time for a dvd release and the VHS tape has been out of print for quite some time. This is definately a film you will never forget!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Classic on Blu-Ray!

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    A cult classic finally released on blu-ray! Pick it up!

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