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Release Date:
29 December 2009 (USA) See more »
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Antonio Sabato Jr. ... John Carter

Traci Lords ... Dejah Thoris

Matt Lasky ... Tars Tarkas
Chacko Vadaketh ... Sarka / Sab Than
Mitchell Gordon ... Tal Hajus
Noelle Perris ... Sola

Matt Lagan ... Kantos Kan

Kimberly Ables Jindra ... Saroh Kan

Tomas Boykin ... Cornwell Sams
Rob Ullett ... Hudson
Dean Kreyling ... Atol Nard
Mohammad Kavianpour ... Hosan

Jay Beyers ... Thark Gordack
Ali Tagi Alexander ... Jamal
Jonathan Footman ... Thark
Jordan Steele ... Thark

Rochelle Rudolph ... Harem Attendant
Sara Catrucco ... Harem Attendant
Melanie Rogina ... Harem Attendant
Mandy Jackson ... Harem Attendant
Jasna Novosel ... Harem Attendant
Karisa Kleven ... Harem Attendant
Shahrooz Bigonah ... Harem Attendant
Andrew H. Barrett ... Medic
Tom Anderson ... Medic
Kelle A. Kennedy ... Medic
Tiffany Borland ... Tea Patron
Nathan Lee Brynner ... Guard (as Nathan Lee)
Jerry Earr ... Jeriba Jr

Kevin Palafox ... Background person
Fabio A. Ortega ... Background person
Judie Willey ... Background person
Sevan Niazi ... Background person
David Mendoza ... Background person
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Valerie K. Garcia ... Slave girl (uncredited)
Sex Henderson ... Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
Mark Atkins 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mark Atkins  written by
Edgar Rice Burroughs  characters (uncredited)
Edgar Rice Burroughs  novel

Produced by
Paul Bales .... associate producer
Anthony Fankhauser .... line producer
David Michael Latt .... producer
David Rimawi .... executive producer
Original Music by
Chris Ridenhour 
Cinematography by
Mark Atkins 
Film Editing by
Mark Atkins 
Casting by
Jude Tucker  (as Jude Tucker Fitzmorris)
Production Design by
Erica Steele 
Art Direction by
Erica Steele 
Costume Design by
Gregory Paul Smith 
Makeup Department
Tom Devlin .... key special makeup effects artist
Megan Nicoll .... key makeup artist
Lola Wallace .... assistant makeup artist
Andrea Wiersma .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Jude Tucker .... production manager (as Jude Tucker Fitzmorris)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rachel Goldenberg .... first assistant director
Alexander X. Hutchinson .... second assistant director (as Alexander Hutchinson)
Glenn Miller .... first assistant director
Beth Powder .... first assistant director
Art Department
Dwayne Burgess .... assistant art director
Mike DiGrazia .... key art designer
Martine Keston .... set dresser
Christopher Ray .... set dresser (as Christopher Olen Ray)
Jason Shulman .... creature designer
Sound Department
Jay Cynik .... sound mixer
Lisa Ries .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Jeffrey S. Farley .... maggot puppet supervisor
Visual Effects by
Mark Atkins .... visual effects artist
David Jones .... visual effects producer
David Michael Latt .... visual effects artist
Jason Shulman .... creature designer
Erica Steele .... visual effects artist
Richard A. Payne .... creature modeler (uncredited)
Matt Lasky .... utility stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Sarah Galley .... second assistant camera
Frank Anthony Garbutt .... grip (as Frank Garbutt)
Jess Haas .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jess Haas .... steadicam operator
Matt Hoefler .... key grip
Scott Johnson .... second assistant camera
Scott Johnson .... additional second assistant camera
Jihane Mrad .... second assistant camera
Orlando Ordonez .... gaffer
Michelle Paulsen .... still photographer
Laura Rae .... camera production assistant
John Ruiz .... first assistant camera
Erick Vizcaino .... grip
Giap Vu .... key grip
Editorial Department
Adam Kolkman .... assistant editor
Mark Quod .... post-production supervisor
Location Management
Michael C. Parisi .... location manager
Music Department
Michelle Aragon .... vocalist
Mikael Carlsson .... soundtrack producer
Jaymie Valentine .... vocalist
Other crew
Alyssa Chamberlin .... production assistant
Mike Deas .... production assistant
Gina A. Dumania .... production accountant
Nora L. Ferris .... insurance broker
Valerie K. Garcia .... production assistant
J.J. Kim .... production coordinator
Patrick Levno .... production assistant
Garrett Stiger .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Avatar of Mars" - USA (cable TV title)
"Avatar of Mars" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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93 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

This film makes extensive use of the Vasquez Rocks for its alien landscape, appearing throughout the film as different locations.See more »
Revealing mistakes: As Tarkas' men try to break into the air pumping station a zipper is clearly visible in the back of a warrior's costume.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of John Carter (2012)See more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Well, it could have been worse..., 4 August 2013
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

Clearly "Princess of Mars" is The Asylum's cash in on the "John Carter" movie that was out in March 2009, as "Princess of Mars" came out in December of the very same year. Is that a trademark of The Asylum, to take something that others made famous and then just sponge and leech of that success?

At any rate, and regarding the motivation behind this movie, then The Asylum actually managed to pull of a fairly decent movie here, compared to some of the other more questionable releases they have spewed out.

The story, if you are familiar with either the "John Carter" movie or the E.R. Burroughs novel, is about John Carter, a man from Earth, who end up on a distant red planet, where he have to save their world from impending doom.

Pretty straight off the copy and paste storyboard here, without anything new or overly interesting to be added to the story. But still, the movie was enjoyable for what it was. A word of warning though; if you have seen the "John Carter" movie that was out earlier in 2009, then chances are that you might want to stay clear of this version. Imagine a weird hybrid of the 1980's "Flash Gordon" movie mixed with Disney's "John Carter" movie, and you have the end result coming out as "Princess of Mars".

One thing that did puzzle me, though, with the technology and resources available to the human-like race on this red planet, why would their princess be clad so scantily like a common... Well, you get my meaning. It just didn't make sense. Or did it? Well, you have Traci Lords in the role as the princess, so of course, why wouldn't the director be having her running around half naked?

The creature effects were adequate to look at, except for those bipedal reptiles that they used for mounts. They were just horrible to look at. Awfully animated CGI and they walked like they all had bad indigestion.

I will say that The Asylum did put out a fairly enjoyable Sci-Fi movie here, but in the wake of Disney's "John Carter", then the movie pales in comparison.

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