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Product Details

  • Actors: Val Kilmer, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tom Sizemore, Benjamin Bratt, Simon Baker
  • Directors: Antony Hoffman
  • Writers: Chuck Pfarrer, Jonathan Lemkin
  • Producers: Andrew Mason, Bruce Berman, Charles J.D. Schlissel, Chuck Pfarrer, Jorge Saralegui
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Studio: Warner
  • VHS Release Date: Feb. 4 2003
  • Run Time: 106 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00003CX43
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #19,947 in Video (See Top 100 in Video)

Product Description

Product Description

Astronauts search for solutions to save a dying Earth by searching on Mars, only to have the mission go terribly awry.

Special Features

Additional Scenes Theatrical Trailer --This text refers to the Blu-ray edition.

Customer Reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Desired FX on March 20 2002
Format: DVD
15 years from now, people are going to pick up this movie and wonder why so many people thought it was bad--there's actually very little wrong with it: memorable performances from Sizemore, Stamp and Kilmer, better science than the average Hollywood flick, a nifty mystery, a logical triumph of man over machine (aren't we all a little tired of omnipotent, indestructible robots?), and crisp suspense as the astronauts race the clock to escape the tightening noose of a mission gone awry.
It was promoted as a SF/Horror flick similar to ALIEN, and it really isn't--it's more like Alfred Hitchcock directing THE RIGHT STUFF.
All the SF movie fans I know tend to like byzantine tales, historic in scope, filled with quirky characters roaming rich new landscapes, so this simple tale of a small group of men trying to escape a desolate red planet within a short span of hours might not be rich enough for them. (The SF fanboys won't like it because Carrie-Anne Moss's shower scene is too short and doesn't show enough...er...Moss.)
It's definitely worth a rental, but you won't want to own it unless you're a suspense fan that revels more in how a film is put together than in how it turns out.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael Bond on April 26 2004
Format: DVD
I am a SF junkie and will watch just about anything - even if I don't like it. Red Planet - With Carrie Moss, Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore and Terrance Stamp - isn't in that category but it teeters at times.
The special effects are not bad.
The science IS bad, and inconsistant, but since this is a movie and not a documentary, so I suppose that's allowable.
I would have loved to see more Terrance Stamp.
The relationships between the crew are not well explained and take unexpected turns here and there. The flashback- oh yeah - this happened - scene to explain the Kilmer-Moss relationship irritated me. Why on earth (or Mars) not show it as it happened - then we might all understand the situation. At times, I was wondering "Why are they acting like this?"
Not bad - SF fans will still like it - keep expectations low.
Mike
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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
My review is about the bilingual bluray only.
Je tiens à préciser aux canadiens francophone que ce bluray est à fuir comme la peste, il est bon pour la poubelle!! Gardez précieusement votre DVD, car Warner a vraiment fait de la merde sur ce coup là, au lieu de présenté la version française normal doublé au Québec, ce bluray contient la piste audio française de France... Est c'est une abomination total! Surtout quand on le connaît bien en canadien... Bravo Warner, merci de mettre une version française mal doublé, mal synchronisé et avec des doubleurs de merde au lieu de nous donner la bonne version canadienne qui je le rappel est disponible en 5.1 sur le DVD us... A n'y rien comprendre... Et évidemment si personne ne dit rien, il ne risque pas de changer!
Oh et je tiens à préciser que je ne suis même pas canadien, je suis Suisse, mais vu la différence de travail entre l'industrie du doublage du Canada et celle de la France, je me procure du coup uniquement des éditions du Canada, donc quand je commande un bluray canadien et que je me retrouve avec une vf dégueulasse de France à la place je suis un peu dégoûté et surtout choqué du non respect des doublages canadiens le la part de Warner.
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Format: VHS Tape
With over-population and pollution threatening the future of the human race by the middle of the 21st century, NASA turns to Mars as a possible avenue for colonization. (Robots sent ahead build Hab-1, a condo for the crew on Mars; they also sprinkle lakes of algae meant to convert Mars's CO2 atmosphere into breathable oxygen). Led by the ultra-competent Commander Bowman (Carrie Moss), and including a philospoher (Terrence Stamp), the hot-shot (Ben Bratt), the existentialist geneticist (Tom Sizemore) and a terra-former named Pettengill (Simon Baker) whose selfishness borders on paranoia, the team nears Mars full of anticipation. The only crewman not quite awed by the prospect if Gallagher (Kilmer) the wisecracking janitor. When a gamma-energy burst cripples the ship before it can make a planned landing, the crew (sans Moss) escape and make landfall (Mars-fall, I guess) before they've had time to scout the planet from orbit. Big mistake - something has wrecked their habitat, stranding the team on Mars. With the mothership barely able to do more than either fall-out of orbit or head for home, Kilmer and crew are forced to rely on each other, with little more to do than watch the oxygen levels of their spacesuits drop. Surprise - they find the Martian atmosphere now loaded with oxygen - condemning them to death by starvation instead of asphyxiation. Also, they must now guard against AMEE, their survey robot run amok. A CGI wonder, AMEE morphs between different predatory poses - human and panther. AMEE was actually designed for the military - and a hard landing on the planet only brings up her darker side. On the team's own side (barely evening out the odds) are a few surprises - mostly involving salvaging barely usable technology from the few probes that mankind successfully landed on Mars.Read more ›
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