‘John Carter’ Blu-ray Review

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on June 15, 2012

John Carter
Blu-ray ($39.99)

Before Tarzan of the Apes, author Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote a series of tales about John Carter of Mars, a late-1800s U.S. Cavalry officer mysteriously transported across space to the red planet, where he becomes the reluctant hero in a battle-scarred world on the brink of collapse. Disney’s big-screen adaptation of the 100-year-old tale is a sweeping epic of special effects with fearsome beasts, clashing clans and flying warships, all swirling around “Friday Night Lights” TV hunk Taylor Kitsch in his breakout movie role—and a loincloth. Extras include inside looks at the making of the movie and its many effects, deleted scenes, bloopers, and a documentary on the century-long journey of Burroughs’ story from page to screen.

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