The Flaming Lips' long-in-the-works film "Christmas on Mars" will arrive Oct. 28 on DVD via Warner Bros. A separate edition bundles the Lips' original score on CD with the DVD.

The Flaming Lips' long-in-the-works film "Christmas on Mars" will arrive Oct. 28 on DVD via Warner Bros. A separate edition bundles the Lips' original score on CD with the DVD.

Among the DVD bonus features are band interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, an outtake and, of course, Russian subtitles.

"Christmas on Mars," which stars Lips bandmates Wayne Coyne, Steven Drozd and Michael Ivins, was shot on the cheap in and around the band's native Oklahoma City. It revolves around the first holiday season on the freshly colonized Red Planet; Drozd is Major Sytris, who aims to marshall Christmas cheer with a big pageant, but a series of events threaten the survival of the colonists, much less their holiday plans. Coyne plays a friendly Martian who offers his assistance.

The film premiered in May at the Sasquatch! Festival in Washington state, and has since screened at a handful of cities, including New York. Additional screenings are in the works for the fall.

Of the score, Coyne told Billboard this summer, "Elements of it sound very much like Bernard Herrmann in a room with Igor Stravinsky, and they hashed out, you take this scene, I'll take this scene."

Here is the track list for "Christmas on Mars":

"Once Beyond Hopelessness"
"The Distance Between Mars And The Earth -- Part One"
"The Horrors Of Isolation: The Celestial Dissolve, Triumphant Hallucination, Light Being Absorbed"
"In Excelsior Vaginalistic"
"Your Spaceship Comes From Within"
"Suicide And Extraordinary Mistakes"
"The Distance Between Mars And The Earth -- Part Two"
"The Secret Of Immortality: This Strange Feeling, This Impossible World"
"The Gleaming Armament Of Marching Genitalia"
"The Distress Signals Of Celestial Objects"
"Space Bible With Volume Lumps"
"Once Beyond Hopelessness"

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