Ghosts of Mars dvd

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  1. mcchrist

    mcchrist A new breed of pervert!

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    I don't know how people can hate this movie, I think it is pure Carpenter material from the beginning to the end. I think that its his best since In the Mouth of Madness, certainly. It reminded me alot of something you would see in a Heavy Metal comic, complete and mindless body count. I enjoyed it.
     
  2. Mark Relford

    Mark Relford Chairman of the Bored

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    Popcorn Flick

    It's a pretty decent flick. (Way better than Vampire$, that's for sure!) My expectations were low and I was pleasantly surprised. Plenty of gore and some nice action. Just turn off your mind and enjoy.


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    My favorite scene was when that chick from The Faculty got sliced into pieces.:D
     
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  3. betterdan

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    Instead of turning off my mind and enjoying the movie I just turned it off after about 30 minutes. It sucked so hard I almost got a stiffy:eek: But to each his own I guess.
     
  4. Hellbilly

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    I wouldn't say it was better than Vampire$, but it was still a "pretty decent flick" ("quote"). The only thing I found rather annoying was the weak fighting scenes. They should have made it "matrix" style! :D.

    The cast was cool though, Natasha Henstridge, Pam Grier, Clea DuVall and Ice Cube, wow! :)
     
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    Vampires is Citizen Kane compared to Ghosts Of Mars at least that had some people that can act The reason hes prbably going low budget on his next film is that whos going to give him money anymore He made one of the greatest horror movies of all time in Halloween and has never been able to top that i really like most of his movies but GOM sucks bad
     
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    I don't know man, his remake of The Thing has always been his best to me.
     
  7. mazzariniuk

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    Well I for one will stand up and say that John Carpenter's GHOSTS OF MARS was the greatest American film I saw in 2001, in fact it was the only American film I saw in 2001, because John Carpenter is the only American director who's films are worth watching. Carpenter's films always entertain and as long as he keeps making them, I for one will be very happy.
     
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    The novel was better.:D James Woods gave a great performance, but Carpenter's adaptation didn't move me.
    A sequel is being planned with Jon Bon Jovi in the lead. (Yikes!)
     
  9. bnoir

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    Hi Folks, new to this forum here after waiting 5 days to get activated(Err, 6days now that it is after midnight here in New York, but it was well worth the wait!) Happy New Year to all! I'm a JC fan, and I too am less that happy with Ghosts of Mars. I grew up watching his films either on Betamax(Yeah, I'm showing my age) or in the theater, and I loved his earlier work. GOM is a pretty decent flick, my only complaints are with some of the weak dialog and the casting of Ice Cube. He does NOT have the dramatic depth to carry the role of an 'arch-criminal', rather he comes off more like a punk..ala Boyz in the Hood. However, I think JC does a good job with the look and feel of the film, which comes through for me and the idea of a female-dominated society is pretty novel and I give him credit for that. Plus Natasha H is a hottie who can act! :D
     
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    Coming to Blu-ray from Powerhouse/Indicator (UK):

    JANUARY 23RD

    GHOSTS OF MARS - John Carpenter, 2001

    Special Features:
    • Original stereo audio/Alternative 5.1 surround sound track
    • Audio commentary by director John Carpenter and actor Natasha Henstridge
    • Scoring 'Ghosts of Mars' (2001, 6 mins): behind the scenes at the recording sessions with John Carpenter and bands Anthrax and Buckethead as they record the score for Ghosts of Mars
    • Special Effects Deconstruction (2001, 7 mins)
    • Video Diary: Red Desert Nights - Making 'Ghosts of Mars' (2001, 17 mins)
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Nick Pinkerton
    • Limited Dual Format Edition of 5,000 copies / UK Blu-ray premiere
    • More extras TBC
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    VAMPIRES - John Carpenter, 1998

    Special Features:
    • Original stereo audio/Alternative 5.1 surround sound track
    • Audio commentary with director John Carpenter
    • Behind the scenes (1999, 6 mins): 'making of' documentary, featuring interviews with cast and crew, including John Carpenter, James Woods and Sheryl Lee
    • Cast & Crew Interviews (1999, 9 mins)
    • B-roll footage (1999, 9 mins)
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Kim Newman
    • Limited Dual Format Edition of 5,000 copies / UK Blu-ray premiere
    • More extras TBC
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    Final spec details for the Indicator releases of Ghosts of Mars & Vampires.

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    Had both pre-ordered. They are currently in the shipping stage. Orders should be arriving in the 2nd & third week of Feb.
     
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    Mine both shipped last week, and are due to arrive by Valentine's Day.

    It sounds like I can sell off my US Blu-rays. Indicator does a solid job... I'm loving their releases, and the guys who run the label are super nice.
     
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    I love Ghosts of Mars. It's dumb popcorn fun and I wish Carpenter ended his film career on that instead of the dull and generic "The Ward"
     
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    Does this Company region lock?
     
  18. Katatonia

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    No, they've been region free thus far with all of their releases.
     
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    Cool so then these 2 will probably not be locked, I am so behind on shit it is not even funny, so these 2 releases are going to be better then what we have already?
     
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    These two were announced as being region free, and the DVDBeaver reviews state they are confirmed as region free too , so I don't see any reason to doubt it.

    They seem to want to make sure their releases top all previous ones as far as overall quality is concerned, and so far all of their previous Blu-rays have been superior to the previous US Blu-ray releases.
     

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