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John Carter (Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy) Review

12 Jul 2012



Rating: ★★★★☆


After all the panning and all the put downs on this film I finally decided to take a gander for myself and see what was so bad about it. So I decided to get the 3D / Blue Ray Version and check it out.  I have to tell you my expectations were lower by all the negative reviews that floated around so when I sat back and watched I kept saying to myself. This is not the worst movie I have see. Matter of fact it was not to bad at all. I enjoyed some of the scenes. The effects were top notch and there was those few spots where I even laughed. So whats the big deal about this film that made people reject it right away. Grant it the budget was way way to much for it and as always with these films they had some creative licensing. But all in all the film was not painful to watch. Rather it was the opposite for the most part.   And it seems I am not the only one. When I went on Amazon to purchase it the reviews for the most part was positive . In fact when I went to check the ratings and the review for this post  I found that the spread was even more in favor of the movie then when I originally  purchased it. there was 484 that gave it 5 stars , 134 for 4,  37 for 3 , 23 for 2 and 35 for 1. As for the extra features I have not fully delved into that yet . Just a brushing over them to see what was what. It pretty much has your standard extra features as listed here.


• Blu-ray 3D (TM) Feature Film  (Fantastically done)
• Blu-ray Feature Film + Bonus
• DVD Feature Film+ Bonus
• Digital Copy of Feature Film
• Disney Second Screen  (Pretty cool feature)
• 360 Degrees of John Carter
• Deleted Scene with Option Commentary by Director Andrew Stanton
• Barsoom Bloopers ( good for a couple of chuckles)
• 100 Years in the Making
• Audio Commentary with Film Makers


All in all it is worth a purchase and is not a waste of money. Now the question is why was it panned so much. I have one theory. They hype was more then the film where I was expecting much less then it really was.  Either that or some critiques need to chill bait and learn to take things as they are.


Plot from Wikipedia


After the sudden "death" of John Carter, a former American Civil War Confederate Army captain, his nephew Edgar Rice Burroughs (whom Carter called "Ned") attends the funeral. As per Carter's instructions, the body is put in a tomb that can only be unlocked from the inside; his attorney hands over Carter's personal journal for Ned to read, in the hope of finding clues explaining Carter's reason of death.

The film flashes back to the Arizona Territory, where Union Colonel Powell arrests Carter; Powell, knowing about Carter's military background, wants his help in fighting the Apache. However, Carter escapes, with the guards in pursuit. In an ensuing chase both Carter and Powell find themselves in a cave in which Carter had been looking for gold. A Thern appears in the cave at that moment; Carter kills him and, with the help of his medallion, is unknowingly transported to Barsoom (Mars). There, because of his different bone density and planet's low gravity, Carter is able to jump high and perform feats of incredible strength. He is captured by the Green Martian Tharks and their Jeddak (meaning "king") Tars Tarkas.

Elsewhere on Barsoom, the Red Martian cities of Helium and Zodanga have been at war for a thousand years. Sab Than, Jeddak of Zodanga, armed with a special weapon obtained from the Therns, proposes a cease-fire and an end to the war by marrying the Princess of Helium Dejah Thoris. The Princess makes an escape and is saved by Carter. Carter, Dejah and Tarkas' daughter Sola embark on a quest to get to the end of a sacred river to find a way for Carter to get back home. There they find information about the ninth ray, a means of utilizing infinite energy and also the key to understand how the medallion works, but they are attacked by the Thern leader Matai Shang and his minions, the Green men of Warhoon. After the attack, Carter is captured and is taken back with Dejah while Sola is able to escape. The demoralized Dejah grudgingly agrees to marry Sab Than, then gives Carter his medallion and tells him to go back to Earth. Carter decides to stay back and is captured by Shang, who tells him the purpose of Therns and how they manipulate the civilizations on different planets. Carter is able to make an escape and he and Sola go back to the Tharks and ask for their help. There they discover Tarkas has been overthrown by Tal Hajus. Tarkas, Carter and Sola are put on trial in a gladiatorial battle with two vicious ape-like creatures. After defeating them and killing Hajus, Carter becomes the leader of the Tharks.

The Thark army charges on Helium and defeats the Zodangan army by killing Sab Than. Carter becomes prince of Helium by marrying Dejah. On their first night, Carter decides to stay forever on Mars and throws away his medallion. Seizing this opportunity Shang banishes him back to Earth. Carter embarks in a long quest, looking for clues of the Therns' presence on Earth and hoping to find one of their medallions; after several years he appears to die suddenly and asks for unusual funeral arrangements – this is consistent with him having found a medallion, since his return to Mars would leave his Earth body in a coma-like state. He made Ned his protector, giving him clues about how to open the tomb. The film reverts to the present, where Ned runs back to Carter's tomb and opens it only to find it empty. Matai Shang suddenly appears, having followed Ned all the while, but as he prepares to kill Ned, Carter appears and kills him, then tells Ned that he never found a medallion; instead, he made a scheme to lure Shang out of hiding. Carter takes his medallion, whispers the code, and is finally transported back to Barsoom.






Transformers Dark of the Moon 3D and Limited Edition Collector’s Trilogy

02 Jan 2012

Transformers Dark of the Moon 3D and Limited Edition Collector's Trilogy will both be out on January 31, 2012. The 3D version will be a combo of Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + UV Digital Copy and will have a total run time of 154 Minutes . Though I can not find any special features on this one from any of the sites that you can pre order it from. On the other hand there will also be a a box set of the Transformers series including a 3D version of Dark of the Moon that will be out on the same date. This one will include all three Transformers movies on DVD and Blu-ray and Transformers: Dark of the Moon on Blu-ray 3D , it will be Loaded with over 10 hours of bonus features and packaged in exclusive trophy display packaging, have a movie plaque signed by director Michael Bay with images from all three films and it will be a limited edition. "This Blu-ray 3D of Dark of the Moon will blow you away.” Michael Bay said at a press release "If you've been waiting for the right time to get a 3D television, this is it. For fans who've been waiting patiently to bring Dark of the Moon home, this Ultimate Edition release delivers the goods.".

Amazon preorder link via the Scifiology store for both the 3D and Box set

Preorder Box Set
Preorder Dark of the Moon 3D


Septembers DVD Releases

01 Sep 2011

Here is a new added feature I would love to add and hopefully stay with is the Monthly DVD releases.  I will try to only keep with titles that have to do with the Sci Fi , fantasy , horror, and the like genres.

September 2011 Major Releases DVD  Descriptions and Features
September 6 Fringe: The Complete Third Season (2010) Special Features
Duality of Worlds: Four featurettes exploring The Other You, Visualizing an Alternate World, A Machine of Destiny and The Psychology of Duality
Animating the “Lysergic Acid Diethylamide” Episode
Constructing an Extrasensory Soundscape
Experience “Os” (Episode 316) in Selectable Maximum Episode Mode with Pop-Up Experience-Enhancing Commentaries and Featurettes
Commentary on “The Plateau” with Monica Owusu-Breen, Jeff Pinkner and Timothy Good
Commentary on “Lysergic Acid Diethylamide” with Jay Worth, Luyen Vu, and Tanya Swerling
Unusual Side Effects: Gag Reel, trailers
September 9th X-Men: First Class Available on Blu-ray and DVD, The Blu-ray version of X-Men: First Class will showcase the following bonus features: 10 Marvel “X-Men” Digital Comics with exclusive “X-Men: First Class” Backstory Comic More than two hours of never-before-seen extras, including: Cerebro Mutant Tracker: The complete interactive Mutant Database with interactive videos giving fans the ability to learn about their favorite mutants in the X-Men film franchise Children of the Atom: An eight-part behind-the-scenes featurette, charting the film from pre-production through post-production, including visual effects techniques and cataloguing “X-Men” transformations through prosthetic make up and costume design “X” Marks the Spot: An interactive feature allowing viewers the opportunity to learn more about specific scenes with talent interviews and behind-the-scenes footage Extended and Deleted Scenes BD-Live Portal with additional Cerebro Mutant Tracker profiles Composer’s Isolated Score Theatrical Trailer
September 13 Thor Blu-Ray and DVD , Special features include the following: - Commentary by director Kenneth Branagh - 4 Deleted Scenes with optional commentary - Road to the Avengers featurette - Additional deleted scenes (Blu-Ray only) - Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant featurette (Blu-Ray only) - Trailers (Blu-Ray only) - Digital copy of the film (Blu-Ray only)

Other releases for September of 2011. I tried my best to get them all in I might of missed some releases and I apologize for 5that. If I keep this list going I will find wayt o refine it so it is more efficient. A lot of these DVD's are re-releases or Blu-Ray converted but are note worthy titles none the less.


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Avatar breaks Blu Ray record and Cameron is talking sequel

23 Apr 2010

Sci Fi Wire has  an inside update on Cameron's and Foxes opinion on an Avatar sequel .

We've all been wondering what James Cameron has in store for a sequel to the biggest movie of all time, Avatar, which would explore the oceans of Pandora, and now he's saying that he's already got the tools he needs to create an undersea version of the fantastical planet.

A second Avatar movie is still speculative, and 20th Century Fox has not yet made deals with Cameron or the actors for a sequel. But Fox Film Entertainment co-chairman and chief executive officer Tom Rothman said that he is confident that everything will work out.

"The truth is that just like I didn't worry about the deal for the movie, I don't worry about the deal for the sequel," Rothman said in a separate interview. "When Jim is ready to do it, we at Fox will be ready to do it with him."

Also in the blue world of Pandora is that Avatar has broken the 1st day Blu Ray sales surpassing the Dark Knight according to the Hollywood Reporter .

Recent market momentum for Blu-ray enthusiasm was apparent, as Blu-ray sales of "Avatar" -- at 1.5 million copies -- well outpaced first-day sales of previous high-def top dog "The Dark Knight." An early industry estimate set overall disc sales of the title comfortably north of 4 million units, putting it well on track to become the year's top-selling release to date.

Retailers sold out of 60% of their Blu-ray inventory on average, a Fox rep said. He declined to specify unit shipments.

Mass merchants moved out roughly 50% of their "Avatar" DVDs, the spokesman added.


‘Battlestar Galactica’ Earns Top TV DVD Honor

05 Jan 2010

Here is an article that sort of rounds off the Battlestar theme for the last two days. BSG complete series has won the top honors for the best DVD of the year.

‘Battlestar Galactica’ Earns Top TV DVD Honor

(Complete story at Earth Times )

Universal Studios Home Entertainment’s complete-series boxed set of the sci-fi series “Battlestar Galactica” has been named TV DVD of the year as part of the sixth annual TV DVD Awards, presented by Home Media Magazine, Agent DVD Magazine and TVShowsOnDVD.com.

A panel of judges, comprised of DVD critics and journalists, selected five finalists in each of 11 categories from a field....

Other sci fi related DVD's that earned honors was

Best Complete-Series Set: Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series, Universal

Best Current Series Set (episodes aired 2008-09): True Blood: The Complete First Season, HBO Home Entertainment

Best Animation TV DVD: The Transformers: 25th Anniversary Matrix of Leadership Edition, Shout! Factory

Best TV on Blu-ray: Star Trek: The Original Series — Season Two, Paramount/CBS

Best Extras: Dollhouse: Season One, Fox


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