John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars

John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars

Ice Cube
Director: John Carpenter Cast: Ice Cube
Ice Cube
, Natasha Henstridge
Natasha Henstridge
, Jason Statham
Jason Statham
John Carpenter

Blu-ray (Color / Wide Screen)

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Overview

Writer and director John Carpenter returns to the mixture of science fiction and horror that made The Thing (1982) a success. Natasha Henstridge stars as Lt. Melanie Ballard of the Martian Police Force, a member of a law enforcement team two centuries in the future, dispatched to the remote colony of Shining Canyon. There, the most notorious criminal on Mars, James "Desolation" Williams (Ice Cube), awaits transport to a more secure jail. Besides Ballard, the other cops include the rookie Bashira (Clea Duvall), hotshot and fast talker Jericho (Jason Statham), tough veteran and squad leader Helena (Pam Grier), and reliable soldier Descanso (Liam Waite). Once Ballard and her companions arrive in Shining Canyon, however, they discover that it's a literal ghost town. It seems that an archaeologist team led by Professor Whitlock (Joanna Cassidy) has uncovered an ancient relic at a nearby dig site, unleashing the vengeful spirits of the planet's long-ago warrior inhabitants, which have now possessed the bodies of the human invaders and set about trying to destroy them. After her team is decimated by the Martian specters, Ballard is forced to turn for help to the one person she can't really trust: Williams. Ghosts of Mars screenwriter Larry Sulkis broke into the film business as producer of the satirical commercials in Carpenter's They Live (1988).

Product Details

Release Date: 05/14/2019
UPC: 0683904633941
Original Release: 2001
Rating: R
Source: Mill Creek Ent
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:39:00
Sales rank: 4,963

Special Features

Audio commentary with director John Carpenter and Natasha Henstridge; Video Diary: Red Desert nights; Featurette: "Scoring Ghosts of Mars"; Special Effects (SFX) deconstructions

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ice Cube James "Desolation" Williams
Natasha Henstridge Lt. Melanie Ballard
Jason Statham Jericho Butler
Pam Grier Commander Helena Braddock
Clea DuVall Bashira Kincaid
Joanna Cassidy Professor Whitlock
Richard Cetrone Big Daddy Mars
Rosemary Forsyth Inquisitor
Duane Davis Uno
Liam Waite Descanso
Robert Carradine Rodale

Technical Credits
John Carpenter Director,Score Composer,Screenwriter
Howard Berger Makeup Special Effects
Robin Bush Costumes/Costume Designer
William Elliott Production Designer
Gary B. Kibbe Cinematographer
Sandy King Producer
Robert Kurtzman Makeup Special Effects
Gregory Nicotero Makeup Special Effects
Larry Sulkis Screenwriter
Paul Warschilka Editor

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