Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"John Carter" Leaps to Home Media

Even John Carter himself thinks this cover
looks terrible.

Disney's much derided science fiction epic John Carter will hit Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and DVD on June 5th. (Much like Disney's Alice in Wonderland, which opened in early March and hit home video in early June) Hopefully this respectable adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic finds a new life on home video, and finds an audience. It's currently up for pre-order on Amazon, though it has been up for weeks.

Anyways, the cover artwork is awful. Usually covers for Disney Blu-ray releases (and a lot of other films) aren't really anything to write home about, but these covers are basically as bad as the posters if not worse. If Disney releases a nice steelbook alongside these editions, I would gladly pick that up. Would you like to see Disney release a John Carter steelbook? If so, what kind of artwork would you like to see on the steelbook? Personally, I'd like to see something with the JCM logo on it. Or perhaps they can use the awesome mondo poster. (Which pretty much destroys every John Carter poster put together by the marketing department)

Will you get John Carter when it hits Blu-ray? Did you like the film? Or were you disappointed by it? If you've never seen the film, are you willing to give it a shot when it hits home media? Sound off!


  1. I'm definitely going to pick this up on Blu-Ray. My Mom and I loved the film! I'm so glad it's coming out on home video so soon! Remember how long it took Pirates 4 to come out on Blu-Ray?

    1. I still haven't seen John Carter and when it gets released I'll watch it first at a friend's house. He liked it, so he'll pick it up. If I then like it myself, it gets a place in my collection.

      I'm an sci-fi fan and usually these kind of stories appeal to me. I read a little on the internet about what John Carter is about and I liked it! But when I saw the trailer of Disney, I didn't feel spending money on this and watch it in theaters...