Princess of Mars: Asylum's John Carter of Mars movie

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No comments about the other John Carter of Mars movie? I remember the aliens looking more like I expected them to look in it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_of_Mars

This movie reproduces a Frazetta painting in one particular scene


Split from this discussion of the John Carter movie by Disney.

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The comment is that I didn't know about it! :)
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aka "Princess of the Asylum"

The synopsis also sounds a bit closer to the novel than I expected, with many departures. I haven't seen it.

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Raymond wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:04 am
No comments about the other John Carter of Mars movie? I remember the aliens looking more like I expected them to look in it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_of_Mars

This movie reproduces a Frazetta painting in one particular scene.
How about making a dedicated thread to this "other" movie?
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Yaztromo wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:37 am
Raymond wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:04 am
No comments about the other John Carter of Mars movie? I remember the aliens looking more like I expected them to look in it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_of_Mars

This movie reproduces a Frazetta painting in one particular scene.
How about making a dedicated thread to this "other" movie?
Done. This is now a separate thread from the discussion about the Walt Disney John Carter movie.

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Raymond wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:04 am
No comments about the other John Carter of Mars movie? I remember the aliens looking more like I expected them to look in it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_of_Mars

This movie reproduces a Frazetta painting in one particular scene


Split from this discussion of the John Carter movie by Disney.

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I know The Asylum often makes low budget films with titles similar to that of big block busters, presumably to capitalize off the buzz from those bigger movies. However I had never heard of this one.

Is it worth checking out for fans of the John Carter universe?

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Havard wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:30 am
I know The Asylum often makes low budget films with titles similar to that of big block busters, presumably to capitalize off the buzz from those bigger movies. However I had never heard of this one.
Except that I'm pretty sure this one came out BEFORE Disney's John Carter, and maybe before JC was even announced, so they weren't really copying anything at that point.
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Is it worth checking out for fans of the John Carter universe?
My gut call is "no" but it's been a while since I've seen the film. The actor who played John Carter did a decent enough job, in my opinion. Tracy Lords doesn't seem anything like Dejah Thoris to me. :o I kind of like the flyers better than Disney's, however. Flyers should look more like boats and not feathery things.
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finarvyn wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:04 am
Havard wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:30 am
I know The Asylum often makes low budget films with titles similar to that of big block busters, presumably to capitalize off the buzz from those bigger movies. However I had never heard of this one.
Except that I'm pretty sure this one came out BEFORE Disney's John Carter, and maybe before JC was even announced, so they weren't really copying anything at that point.
I had to read up a bit on this. Disney's John Carter came out in 2012 while Asylum's film was released in 2009. However the Disney project appears to have been in the works since 2005, originally under Paramount, but actual production did not begin untill 2010. So it is possible that the original project could have inspired Asylum's decision, but that is just speculation on my part even if that is Asylum's typical M.O. :)
Havard wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:30 am
Is it worth checking out for fans of the John Carter universe?
My gut call is "no" but it's been a while since I've seen the film. The actor who played John Carter did a decent enough job, in my opinion. Tracy Lords doesn't seem anything like Dejah Thoris to me. :o I kind of like the flyers better than Disney's, however. Flyers should look more like boats and not feathery things.
I guess I will pass for now. :)

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Havard wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:39 pm
I had to read up a bit on this. Disney's John Carter came out in 2012 while Asylum's film was released in 2009. However the Disney project appears to have been in the works since 2005, originally under Paramount, but actual production did not begin untill 2010. So it is possible that the original project could have inspired Asylum's decision, but that is just speculation on my part even if that is Asylum's typical M.O. :)
The Wikipedia article suggests the movie was released in 2009 as Princess of Mars and then rereleased in 2012 as John Carter of Mars.

I'm guessing The Asylum specifically rerelased the movie as John Carter of Mars to confuse people who are trying to buy or rent John Carter into choosing their movie by mistake.
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What a complicate world! :)
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Oh, go see it if just for the scene inspired by the Frazetta painting and then you'll know if you'll know how it stacks up against the Disney version. I think it had some things done better. It's been a while since I've seen either at this point.

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