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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.


Mark Atkins


Mark Atkins, Edgar Rice Burroughs (novel)




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


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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This film makes extensive use of the Vasquez Rocks for its alien landscape, appearing throughout the film as different locations. See more »


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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Halfway not bad. But Traci Lords?
4 January 2010 | by curtis-8See all my reviews

I've gotten through half of Princess of Mars. Not sure I can do the 2nd half. It's not that it's bad--in fact it's OK as far as super low-budget fantasy flicks go (I love the old Amicus Burroghs flicks with Doug McClure). They only used a few of the original story elements, but I guess putting six arms on Tars Tarkus or red body paint on all the "humans" would have been cost prohibitive. But what's up with casting Traci Lords as Deja Thoris, the princess? Even if you're kind in your estimation, Lords is well over 40. Not bad looking for a woman her age, but certainly not a good enough actress to make you forget that she's WAY too old for the part. I just couldn't go on with the film once she became a big part of it because I couldn't' stop thinking how virtually ANY young Hollywood actress would have been more watchable. In fact just about any woman who works at a Hooters would have been more watchable! I don't want to sound age-ist, but if a female actress of marginal acting ability is going to be running about in a skimpy outfit for over an hour on screen, she'd better be super-exceptionally hot for her age or young enough for it not to matter. I mean, really--did anyone rent this because they saw the name Traci Lords? And I want to reiterate--this is not a personal attack on Ms. Lords. I just don't think she's doing herself, or us, justice by still trying to be "the hot young chick." And Deja Thoris should be a hot young chick.

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29 December 2009 (USA) See more »

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Avatar of Mars See more »

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The Asylum See more »
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1.78 : 1
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