As far as we know on Reject Mars, Andrew Stanton‘s John Carter is “full of action,” and that’s exactly how we like it. The Disney epic from Edgar Rice Burroughs‘s classic Barsoom series was so many years in development that, for awhile there, it felt like it would never get made. But get made it did! And, in the case of a film like John Carter, one that relies so much on world-building, alien creatures, and massive battles to tell its story, it’s perhaps best that the film was crafted in a time rife with the kind of cinematic technology that could bring Barsoom to life.
Next month, Disney will release John Carter on home video, and they’re cramming the release full of all sorts of goodies that center on the making of the film, including a bonus scene that focuses on the work that went into one of the film’s most impressive scenes. In our exclusive first look clip below, a very excited Mark Andrews (who penned the screenplay with Andrew Stanton and also served as 2nd Unit Director on the film) explains to us how one of John Carter‘s biggest and flashiest stunts was accomplished, using green screens, skill, and some good old-fashioned ingenuity. Check it out after the break!
will be released on June 5th on DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, and combo pack. Special features include:
- Blu-ray 3D (film only)
- Blu-ray Feature Film + Blu-ray Bonus
- DVD Feature Film + DVD Bonus
- Digital Copy of Feature Film
- 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
- 100 Years in the Making — Follow the journey of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s story, from its origins as a pulp novel to its arrival onscreen
- Audio Commentary with Filmmakers
Barsoom bloopers? Sold!
You can check out more details about the home video release HERE, along with pre-ordering opportunities.