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|Treasure Island in Outer Space|
|Directed by||Antonio Margheriti|
|Starring||Itaco Nardulli |
|Country of origin||Italy|
|No. of episodes||5|
|Running time||100 minutes each|
|Original network||Rai Due|
Treasure Island in Outer Space (Italian : L'isola del tesoro) is a 1987 Italian science fiction television miniseries directed by Antonio Margheriti.
It is based on the 1883 novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, setting the story in Italy and in space in the year 2300.
The series was produced by RAI (Radiotelevisione Italiana) and directed by Antonio Margheriti under the pen name Anthony M. Dawson. It is the biggest sci-fi production of Italian television.
The miniseries of 5 episodes of 100 min was originally aired in Italy from November 19, 1987, on RAI Due channel. It was also adapted as a 120 min film. The miniseries is also known as Space Island (UK and Norway, USA on VHS) and Der Schatz im All (Germany).
Antonio Margheriti, also known under the pseudonyms Anthony M. Dawson and Antony Daisies, was an Italian filmmaker. Margheriti worked in many different genres in the Italian film industry, and was known for his sometimes derivative but often stylish and entertaining science fiction, sword and sandal, horror/giallo, Eurospy, Spaghetti Western, Vietnam War and action movies that were released to a wide international audience. He died in 2002.
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