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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.

Director:

Mark Atkins

Writers:

Mark Atkins, Edgar Rice Burroughs (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Sabato Jr. ... John Carter
Traci Lords ... Dejah Thoris
Matt Lasky ... Tars Tarkas
Chacko Vadaketh ... Sarka / Sab Than
Mitchell Gordon Mitchell Gordon ... Tal Hajus
Noelle Perris ... Sola
Matt Lagan ... Kantos Kan
Kimberly Ables Jindra ... Saroh Kan
Tomas Boykin ... Cornwell Sams
Rob Ullett Rob Ullett ... Hudson
Dean Kreyling ... Atol Nard
Mohammad Kavianpour Mohammad Kavianpour ... Hosan
Jay Beyers Jay Beyers ... Thark Gordack
Ali Tagi Alexander Ali Tagi Alexander ... Jamal
Jonathan Footman Jonathan Footman ... Thark
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Storyline

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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Sci-Fi | Thriller | War

Certificate:

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Trivia

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

Goofs

As Tars, John, and the Princess approach the pumping station, you can see the neck part of Tars' mask riding above his clothes. It can be seen multiple times as the conversation switches back and forth. But once they arrive inside the station, his "skin" is once again tucked back under his clothes. See more »

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Referenced in Celebrity Sex Tape (2012) See more »

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It's great that they're still making movies like this today!
9 May 2010 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

I personally think it's great that you don't have to go back to the monster movies of the 1950s - the fact that they're still making movies like "Princess of Mars" today is fine with me. Surprisingly, the makers must have read the E.R.Burroughs novel, some elements of the story are recognizable with John Carter's arrival on Mars, being able to jump very high (due to lower gravity), meeting Tars Tarkas and Dejah Thoris, and fighting for the atmosphere station. Everything is put up to date, sometimes well (Carter being in Afghanistan instead of Nevada) sometimes not (the, uh, "technically explained" data transfer to another world, and that Mars not being our red neighbor planet, but a different planet accidentally also called Mars). Fortunately they did not use the Great White Apes, because how silly would that look nowadays with men in costumes? Despite the low budget, a funny flick if you have the sense of humor for trash sf.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Avatar of Mars See more »

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Production Co:

The Asylum See more »
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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