CTHV Press Release: Ghost of Mars

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    ICE CUBE NATASHA HENSTRIDGE
    IN
    JOHN CARPENTER'S
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    GHOSTS OF MARS
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    DEBUTS ON SPECIAL EDITION DVD AND VIDEOCASSETTE ON
    DECEMBER 04, 2001
    John Carpenter's action thriller stars Ice Cube (Three Kings), Natasha
    Henstridge (Species), Jason Stathan (Snatch), Pam Grier (Jackie
    Brown)
    2001 National Theatrical Release
    Day and Date DVD Release
    Special Edition DVD Elements Include:
    Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video
    John Carpenter and Natasha Henstridge Commentary
    Video Diary: Red Desert Nights
    Featurette: Scoring GHOSTS OF MARS
    Filmographies
    Special Effects (SFX) Deconstructions
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Selections
    Culver City, CA (09/19/01) - On December 4, 2001 Columbia TriStar Home
    Entertainment will release on Special Edition DVD and videocassette John
    Carpenter's
    GHOSTS OF MARS, a sci-fi thriller full of explosive action and
    bone-chilling suspense.
    GHOSTS OF MARS, stars Ice Cube and Natasha Henstridge with a stellar
    supporting
    cast including Pam Grier (Jackie Brown), Jason Statham (Snatch) and Clea
    Duvall (Girl,
    Interrupted). In creating the perfect Mars, director John Carpenter
    (Vampires, The Thing
    and Halloween) master of horror created some of the most explosive
    special effects in the
    recreations of the Red Planet.
    Synopsis
    GHOSTS OF MARS is a harrowing tale of rescue and escape from a colonized
    Mars in
    the year 2025. Long inhabited by human settlers, the Red Planet has
    become the
    manifest destiny of an over-populated Earth. Nearly 640,000 people now
    live and work
    on Mars, mining the planet for its abundant natural resources. But one
    of those mining
    operations has uncovered a deadly mother lode, a long dormant Martian
    civilization
    whose warriors are systematically taking over the bodies of human
    intruders.
    Melanie Ballard (Henstridge), a headstrong police lieutenant of the
    Martian Police Force
    is on transport assignment to bring James "Desolation" Williams (Cube),
    the planet's
    most notorious criminal, to justice. Williams has no plans to make
    Ballard's job easy.
    What begins as a battle of force and wits between cop and criminal soon
    turns into a
    battle for human survival in the realm of the Martian warriors. It's
    civilization against
    civilization as Ballard and Williams join forces in mortal combat with
    the GHOST OF
    MARS.
    Produced by Sandy King. Written by Larry Sulkis and John Carpenter.
    Directed by John
    Carpenter.
    Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment is a Sony Pictures Entertainment
    company. Sony
    Pictures' global operations encompass motion picture production and
    distribution,
    television production and distribution, worldwide channel investments,
    home
    entertainment acquisition and distribution, operation of studio
    facilities, development of
    new entertainment products, services and technologies, and distribution
    of filmed
    entertainment in 67 countries worldwide. The Columbia TriStar Home
    Entertainment
    web address is www.CTHE.com. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on
    the World
    Wide Web at www.spe.sony.com.
    Rated R
    Color
    Closed-Captioned
    DSS
    98 Minutes
    VHS #05695
    UPC #0-43396-05695-4
    VHS Spanish Subtitled #07908
    UPC #0-43396-07908-3
    Special Edition DVD SPECS
    Format: Widescreen and Full Screen Presentation
    Sound: 5.1 (Dolby Digital) and 2-Channel (Dolby Surround)
    Languages: English and French
    Subtitles: English and French
    Suggested List Price: $27.96/ $19.95 MAP
    DVD #06250
    UPC #0-43396-06250-4
     
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    I think I'll pass. I love John Carpenter's early efforts, but his films of late have been terrible.
    Ghosts Of Mars may not be as torturous as Vampires, but IMO, it's pretty close. [​IMG]
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    Pardon me, but I really don't see the Special Edition in this:
     
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    Well, Henrik, a commentary and three documentaries aren't that bad. But the bar of a SE label has certainly been raised.
    F. ex. once upon a time Universal called Jesus Christ superstar a special edition. It had a trailer and some text pages... [​IMG]
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    I liked it. Ill pick this one up for sure!
     
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    Same here! I can't wait for this one. I'm no fair-weather Carpenter fan! Ghosts of Mars was fun. Not a classic, just fun. [​IMG]
     
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    I'll be renting it. GOM was pulled after 7 days in my local theaters because it performed so disastrously, so I didn't get a chance to see it.
     
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    Carpenter is the master, and I loved this film! I'll definitely be grabbing this sucker!
     

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