Ghosts of Mars (Blu-ray) R

Terror is the same on any planet.
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: May 14, 2019
  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Label: Sony Pictures Home
  • Note: Audio commentary with director John Carpenter and Natasha Henstridge
    • Video Diary: Red Desert nights
    • Featurette: "Scoring Ghosts of Mars"
    • Special Effects (SFX) deconstructions
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1
    • DTS HD Master Audio
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
Performer: , , , &
Directed by
Screenwriting by &
Composition by
Cinematography by
Produced by

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 105


User Ratings: 44,673
...Natasha Henstridge proves likable...
Box Office
Oct 1, 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...
Total Film
Dec 1, 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...
Aug 27, 2001
Rating: 1/5 -- Someday we're all going to look back on this one and l-a-a-a-augh.
Mr. Showbiz
Aug 27, 2001
Cheesy D grade popcorn guilty pleasure... Full Review
Cinema Crazed
Apr 29, 2009
A flawed but worthy effort from an auteur whose near-misses are more entertaining than many others' hits. Full Review
Seattle Times
Aug 24, 2001
Rating: 3/10 -- Mad Max Heads for the Angry Red Planet on a Pitch Black Night of the Living Dead. Full Review
Movie Metropolis
Mar 27, 2009

Product Description:

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.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: AUGUST 24, 2001

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 8,116
  • UPC: 683904633941
  • Shipping Weight: 0.14/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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