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John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) might call it Mars, but those who live there call it Barsoom. When the former Civil War captain inexplicably finds himself on the Red Planet, he meets the likes of Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins), who are engaged in a battle of epic proportions.
Why Is John Carter Rated PG-13?
John Carter is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action.
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Violence: Shots are fired between warring airships. Invading soldiers attack characters. A man learns of another’s death. Men beat a prisoner and thrown him in a cell. A character threatens another with a gun. During war scenes, characters are shot, stabbed, kicked, crushed and beaten. One man is beheaded and another loses an arm. A woman is branded with a hot iron. Characters are forced into an arena to fight. A man cuts through an attacker with a sword. Bruises and bloody injuries result from fights. An animal is kicked and beaten with sticks. Soldiers are vaporized with a special weapon. A crowd of onlookers chants for a fight. Buildings and machinery are blown up.
Sexual Content: Soldiers and others dress in skimpy clothing. A man’s bare buttocks are briefly seen when he is thrown into a bathtub. A couple kisses.
Language: The script contains about a dozen mild profanities and terms of Deity.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Men are shown with drinks in a bar setting. A character is given a drink that enables him to understand the locals.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Home Video Notes: John Carter
Release Date: 5 June 2012
John Carter releases to home video in a combo pack (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) or in 3D (Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy). Both packages include the following bonus extras.
- Audio Commentary with Filmmakers
- 100 Years In The Making – Follow the journey of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ story, from its origins as a pulp novel to its arrival onscreen.
- Disney Second Screen – Explore John Carter’s journal with this innovative in-world experience and uncover a trove of fascinating details that extend the mythology of the movie.
- 360 Degrees of John Carter – Experience every aspect of the filmmaking process on one of the movie’s biggest production days.
- Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Director, Andrew Stanton
- Barsoom Bloopers