Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 31, 2009
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Package Note: Region ABC
- Screen Format Note: Widescreen 2.40
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - Spanish
- Dolby True HD 5.1 - English, French, Portuguese
- Dubbed, Subtitles - French, Portuguese, Spanish
- Subtitles - English - SDH
- Interactive Features:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 08/24/2001
"...[Henstridge] handles herself well....Ice Cube seems to be having fun..."
Variety - 08/27/2001
"...Henstridge and Ice Cube play two sides of the same tough coin, and they pair nicely. Cassidy, Duvall and Grier efficiently depict the brain and brawn of the colony's female domination..."
Box Office - 10/01/2001
"...Natasha Henstridge proves likable..."
Total Film - 12/01/2001
"...A shot of adrenaline....The action soars in a series of increasingly frenetic and grisly set-pieces, which revel in an enjoyably gruesome sense of humour..."
In the year 2176, Earth has colonized Mars, and all positions of power are held by women. Police Lieutenant Ballard (Natasha Henstridge) is assigned to take a crew via train from the metropolis of Chryste to the deserted mining town of Shining Station to capture an extremely dangerous convict, Desolation Williams (Ice Cube). When Ballard and her crew arrive at Shining Station, an eerily deserted town, they find not only Williams, but also scientist Dr. Whitlock (Joanna Cassidy), who has secluded herself in the colony for safety. She tells Ballard and her crew that a mining project released a mysterious cloud from beneath the planet's surface. It is possessing the colonists, causing them to hunt down and kill off any non-possessed beings. Ballard and her crew decide that they must destroy the possessed beings for the good of the planet, a job which is more difficult than anyone predicts.
John Carpenter's 17th theatrical feature combines action, horror, and sci-fi with thematic elements from earlier works (most notably ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 and THE THING). Rough around the edges with lots of energy and a sense of fun, GHOSTS OF MARS is a spirited genre cocktail.
From John Carpenter, the master of horror behind 1998's hit John Carpenter's Vampires and classics like The Thing and Halloween, comes a sci-fi thriller full of explosive action and bone-chilling suspense. Natasha Henstridge (Species) is Melanie Ballard, a headstrong police lieutenant on Mars in the year 2025. Humans have been colonizing and mining on the red planet for some time, but when Ballard and her squad are sent to a remote region to apprehend the dangerous criminal James "Desolation" Williams, played by Ice Cube (Three Kings), they discover that he's the least of their worries. The mining operations have unleashed a deadly army of Martian spirits who take over the bodies of humans and won't stop until they destroy all invaders of their planet. With a stellar cast including Pam Grier (Jackie Brown), Jason Statham (Snatch) and Clea Duvall (The Faculty), as well as explosive special effects, John Carpenter's GHOSTS OF MARS is an intergalactic terror fest like you've never seen.
Future / Futuristic Worlds |
Theatrical Release |
- Theatrical Release: AUGUST 24, 2001