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John Carter (Blu-ray)

Released on 02 July 2012

Featuring: Bryan Cranston, Mark Strong & Taylor Kitsch

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 12 years & over

4.0 out of 5 (18 customer reviews) | Write a review

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From Academy award-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton (Best Animated Film, WALL-E, 2008) comes John Carter - a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic novel, John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who's inexplicably transported to Mars and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes the survival of Barsoom and its people 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 beyond imagination.


  • 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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 John Carter, old school pulp action adventure at it's best!

| | See all GeekyNerfherder's reviews (1)

After reading the series of books by Edgar Rice Burroughs (and would totally recommend them to anyone, especially the first three books), I was really looking forward to seeing this. The fact that at the helm is a director that actually knows how to tell a story put it in good stead. Even though the trailers did come across as a Star Wars/Avatar clone, and people are already lazily writing it off as such, but as the original book 'A Princess Of Mars' was first published 100 years ago, you can see after reading the book that George Lucas, James Cameron were definitely 'inspired' and mined the books for ideas.

Well, that day has at last arrived! John Carter is finally on the big screen, and I have to say, I loved it! From when we first see the battle of the Zodangan and Heliumite airships over the skies of Barsoom (Mars), it really reminded me of the old swashbuckling movies and overall, director Andrew Stanton seems to have recaptured that old pulp action adventure spirit. Yes, I wasn't expecting a true book-to-film adaptation, things were missing or changed from the book, but then again, it's always to be expected. Not everything will translate well from the page and your imagination to screen, not forgetting that the original source material in 100 years old too.

I thought the leads played their parts pretty well, impressed with Lynn Collins' Dejah Thoris (I think I'm in love!) and James Purefoy's Kantos Kan, even if his role was pretty brief! I also liked the way the movie was bookended with the Edgar Rice Burroughs (Daryl Sabara) scenes.

Forget the critics, it's much better than you think. And if you like a good old fun swashbuckling pulp action adventure, like the Sinbad films of old (or even Raiders Of The Lost Ark perhaps), you should give this a watch! Recommended!

 Best film I've seen this year!

| | See all Ruby1234's reviews (1)

What on earth (or Jarsoom) were the critics watching?! Saw this in Imax 3D and was totally submerged in the film...great plot, acting, cinematography and AMAZING VFX! Disney spent a lot of money on producing this great film and it was definitely worth it, I really have nothing bad to say about it. You might compare it to the likes of Star Wars etc but just realise that they were all inspired by the same books, so no need for the comparison, but in my opinion I prefer John Carter. Definitely a MUST-BUY!

 Hopefully the start of a quality franchise.....

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Grossly underated scifi romp that has all the classic adventure story requirements, including the whole rescue the princess scenario. Awesome SFX and cinematography in this foreunner to more modern classics such as Star Wars.

 TOTALLY OUTSTANDING!!!!

| | See all GamersLoveRetro's reviews (19)

After all the critics panned this movie i was so very releuctant to spend money and as it was out of the cinema so quick i missed it. How ever i kept seeing the ads and the trailier on here i keptthinking i would buy it and see how bad it was............ HOW VERY WRONG I WAS!!!

This film is fantastic as a stand a lone story and it will stand the test of time. If they make more of them iqnor the critics they must of gone to see a diffrent movies to me and go see it the sequal can only be better and this one is great :)

 Like everyone else says, underrated.

| | See all Crazedscot's reviews (1)

I remember seeing the trailers for this one at the cinema earlier this year and thinking it looked great, but ultimately I let myself be influenced by the critics and gave it a miss. I should have known better, especially as a fan of old school pulp scifi and fantasy. I found it to be a fantastically enjoyable film, with special effects that I wish I'd seen on the big screen.

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ActorsBryan Cranston, Mark Strong, Taylor Kitsch, Ciarán Hinds, Dominic West, Willem Dafoe, Lynn Collins, James Purefoy, Thomas Haden Church, Polly Walker, Samantha Morton, Daryl Sabara, Jonathan Hyde, Don Stark & Sean Carrigan
DirectorAndrew Stanton
Certificate12 years and over
Year2012
Screen2.40:1
LanguagesEnglish - DTS-HD Master Audio (7.1)
Additional LanguagesSpanish
SubtitlesEnglish for the Hearing Impaired ; Spanish ; Swedish ; Norwegian ; Danish ; Finnish ; Icelandic ; Portuguese
Duration2 hours and 12 minutes (approx)