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Princess of Mars (2009)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi, Thriller, War | Video 29 December 2009
When a solider in the middle east gets wounded in the line of duty, he is teleported to the planet Barsoom. There, he must face the hostile aliens to fight for his survival again.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dejah Thoris
Chacko Vadaketh ...
Mitchell Gordon ...
Noelle Perris ...
Saroh Kan
Cornwell Sams
Rob Ullett ...
Dean Kreyling ...
Atol Nard
Mohammad Kavianpour ...
Jay Beyers ...
Thark Gordack
Ali Tagi Alexander ...
Jonathan Footman ...


John Carter (Antonio Sabato Jr.) is some kind of lone soldier in the middle east who looks at everyone through the scope on his rifle, until one day he gets shot a bunch of times and the government decides to reconstruct him on another planet for some reason. Naked and surrounded by hostile aliens, John Carter must fight for survival as aliens try to kill him and/or make him eat bugs. John Carter does NOT WANT TO EAT BUGS. Written by Matt Pierce

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29 December 2009 (USA)  »

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Avatar of Mars  »

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Did You Know?


Title was renamed to John Carter Of Mars on recent releases. See more »


A Craftsman logo is clearly visible on one of the items of hardware inside the power station on Mars. See more »


Referenced in Celebrity Sex Tape (2012) See more »

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interesting looking, a bit surreal...kinda like Flash Gordon
2 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It doesn't really deserve an eight but it sure as heck is better than a freaking three. I found this at Goodwill and have been curious about the film so I snatched it up. I enjoyed it. It moves a bit slowly at times, Traci Lords isn't really right to play a teenage princess, and its not a lot like the novel but who cares. Lords does bring some decent name recognition to the cast. Taken on its own merits this movie is entertaining and pretty surreal in some ways. Visually it consistently makes good eye candy. Asylum sank a bit more money into this one I suspect. I actually enjoy Asylum movies, they are simply fun, and this is one of their better ones IMO. It reminded me somewhat of the old serials from the thirties like Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon. However, there are lots of other influences. I felt it came up a bit short in the action department but I may be a bit spoiled by big budget films where something is blown up, wrecked or shot, every few seconds. The male lead was pretty good and the Tarks looked cool. Overall the sets were very nice for a medium budget flick. There is something oddly surreal about a lot of Asylum movies and that actually adds to their appeal. Im a fan of the old pulp fiction stuff so I gravitate to media like this. I wouldn't mind reading a novel based on this movie actually. Give it a shot, its pretty entertaining in a low key kind of way. No its not Star Wars but it is pretty unique in lots of ways. Watch it for something different than the formulaic stuff Hollywood generally puts out there.

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