Walt Disney Studios has announced the John Carter DVD, Blu-ray, and 3D Blu-ray release date for June 5, 2012.
John Carter, which hit screens last month, has divided fans and critics. Some love the film, some don’t. But regardless of how good Disney’s effort was its legacy will be that it was a box office disappointment. John Carter has made over $200 million overseas, but only $68 million in the US, so while it has made its production budget back, it’s nowhere near profitability.
The DVD, Blu-ray, and 3D Blu-ray specifications haven’t been released yet, but it’ll update when the information becomes available.
John Carter is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.