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John Carter (Blu-ray 3D / Blu Ray 2D) [Region Free]

Taylor Kitsch , Lynn Collins , Andrew Stanton    Suitable for 12 years and over   Blu-ray
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (447 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Mark Strong, James Purefoy
  • Directors: Andrew Stanton
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Portuguese
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 2 July 2012
  • Run Time: 132 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (447 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006YMPX3M
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,287 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Unleash the full power of this sweeping action-adventure as it explodes off the screen and into your living room in cosmic Blu-ray 3D™ — the absolute best you can get at home. From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton (Best Animated Film, WALL-E, 2008) comes John Carter. Set on the mysterious planet of Barsoom (Mars), and based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic novel, John Carter is a war-weary former captain who’s inexplicably transported to Mars. Reluctantly embroiled in an epic conflict, he rediscovers his humanity when he realizes the survival of Barsoom rests in his hands. Stunning special effects, great characters and villains — and complete with extraordinary bonus features — John Carter is a heroic and inspirational adventure that will thrill you in heart-stopping Blu-ray 3D.

Special Features:

  • 360 Degrees of John Carter
  • 100 Years In The Making
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Director Andrew Stanton
  • Barsoom Bloopers
  • Audio Commentary - By Director Andrew Stanton and Producers Jim Morris and Lindsey Collins


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233 of 246 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A review of the movie itself... 21 May 2012
Format:Blu-ray
Ok. Where to start?
Firstly, I have not read the book. So I can't draw any comparisons on content/accuracy etc.

What I wanted to do is simply dispel the rumours and terrible press this move has had to endure.
To start with the painfully obvious: This movie is unlikely to win any oscars (although the CGI is really really good).

I sat down to watch this with very very low expectations. I mean, how much could I expect from a movie panned by all critics and recording massive losses for Disney.

But you know what? This is actually rather good.
It's not going to make it into my all time top ten, but it's a lot of fun.
Maybe it helps that I'm a big sci-fi fan in general, but this type of movie is typically what I like to sit back and watch with full immersion without the need to really work the grey matter in my brain.

The alien race(s) are well developed, the imagery is superb, with Mars looking both daunting and amazing, and as mentioned before, the special effects are top drawer. The battles, especially those in the air are stunning visually.

The lead actors do a decent job of drawing you into their characters and their fight to address the demons in ther respective closets. The female lead is stunningly beautiful, and you never tire of her screen time. The bonus being that she doesnt whine or complain a great deal and really comes accross as a tough heroine in her own right. Carter is well acted, with occasional reference to his troubled past, but this works well as well as it's not overly frequent, and when it does occur, you actually feel for him, at least a bit.

And of course the story itself is excellent. You have to remember just how long ago the book was written.
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110 of 125 people found the following review helpful
By Maciej TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I liked this film a lot. Long long time ago, when I was a teenager, I read some of Edgar Rice Burroughs novels in the "Barsoom" series (Barsoom means Mars in Martian language) and I enjoyed them greatly. And thanks to this movie, I just relived again this experience and I could enjoy a little bit of the old magic.

Burroughs books about Tarzan (he created this character) had quite a number of movie adaptations, but his Martian and Venusian series were considered for a long time too hard to film. Considering that the first book was written in 1912 and that the first plans to film it were made (without success) in 1931, it certainly took time to have a movie version of the first of "Barsoom" books - but considering the rather pleasant result, it was worth waiting that long.

Below I tried to describe the best things in this film, with as little SPOILERS as possible.

1. John Carter from Virginia, a former captain of Confederate cavalry. For my personal taste Taylor Kitsch pictured him quite well, and the scenario describes him like in the book, as a man courageous, strong and aggressive but also noble, faithful and clever. Unlike in some other action movies I found this hero quite LIKEABLE - he is a little bit grim and sullen in the beginning, but we soon come to understand why and frankly he has reasons to be in such a state of mind. His progressive awakening to a second chance in life is credible and a pleasant thing to watch.

2. Dejah Thoris of Helium, the Princess of Mars. Actually, the first book in "Barsoom" series, of which this film is the adaptation, had for title precisely "A Princess of Mars", as Dejah Thoris is a character as important as John Carter.
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114 of 130 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Movie ! 21 Mar 2012
By chris
Format:Blu-ray
I saw this film last week and it is an excelllent representation of ERBs "A Princess of Mars"

The savaging of this film by the media is not only unfair, its unjustified and frankly I have been disgusted at some of the so called critics and their reviews.

Everyone,I know,that saw this film, loved it-so give it a chance-you will not regret it.

This film is good old fashioned escapism, of a swashbuckling kind,I thought it was better than Avatar ( it was more fun,thats for sure)

Its a pity the film was not given a proper chance.I think it will be judged very kindly, in future years and its a pity more people didnt take a chance on going to the cinema to watch it.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mars Attacks! (Each other) 12 April 2012
Format:DVD
This movie received a lot of bad press when it was released, however I was pleasantly surprised by how much I actually enjoyed it. The scene in the gladiatorial arena is as good as anything I've seen at the movies, whilst strong performances from the likes of Dominic West, Mark Strong and (a heavily made up) Willem Defoe add to the film's appeal. I guess there was always going to be a problem with scripting a movie based on a hundred year old novel, however Burroughs' themes of resilience, adventure, derring-do and love against the odds are all pretty universal. Some of the creatures on Barsoom put me in mind of the various inhabitants of the Star Wars saga, but this is no bad thing - John Carter is the continuation of a fine heritage of Sci-fi Fantasy films, and I await the next segment with keen anticipation.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Amazing.... i never review anything..... this movie was great. Bring on John carter 2! It has made me want to read the novels!!
Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
I read a review in the newspaper saying this movie was the biggest turkey ever produce and was a complete failure at the cinema. Read more
Published 7 days ago by sliverfox
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie!
Great Movie and even better in 3D!!! Even the Blueray is so much clearer than the normal DVD quality. Its a must if you're a John Carter fan :-)
Published 7 days ago by ALI REZA FADA'EE
5.0 out of 5 stars best value big budget dvd I have seen for some time
This is a Disney title. They gave this a big budget and it shows. Pleasantly surprised by the depth and scope of the storyline, the lavishness of the special effects and the acting... Read more
Published 11 days ago by Mr S D StClair
4.0 out of 5 stars Much Much better than the reviews I read
Well, heres the rub - I hate the fantasy genre,and the only aclaim to this movie being sci-fi is that it is set on Mars. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Mrs. E. Allison
5.0 out of 5 stars Out of this World Blu-Ray Outstanding 3D
John Carter (of Mars) 3D. This is a fantastic film and has excellent sound and Picture Quality including the 3D and would reccomend it highly.
Published 19 days ago by Andy From Walsall
5.0 out of 5 stars Good enjoyable film
Despite it length (over 2 hours) this is a really enjoyable film going from old style western to modernish scifi. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Charles
5.0 out of 5 stars Hooray for ERB!
Far better than the reviews in the media suggest. A good retelling of ERB's original story with lots of thrills, spills and daring-do..
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Pefect gift
I bought this for my husband as a valentine present as he was looking for this a while, so when I found it on Amazon I just had to buy it.
Published 1 month ago by Maureen Corbett
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous,literally
I gather from the commentary that the film is a pastiche of the first three books of Burroughs Martian trilogy and I also gather it bombed perhaps through a critical conspiracy... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ken Raus
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