While Walt Disney Home Entertainment has not set the official home video release date for John Carter, Amazon is currently offering a special $5 coupon to be used towards the film's pre-order listing. This promotional discount applies to the Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack of director Andrew Stanton's sci-fi-adventure.
Consumers who wish to take advantage of this offer need only to visit John Carter's pre-order page and click the "Clip this coupon" button located just above the "Special Offers and Product Promotions" section. The button will then turn into the green-bolded statement, "You have clipped this coupon," and $5 will be deducted from the order total at checkout.
Currently, Amazon has set the four-disc combo pack's cost at $34.99, which the coupon drops to $29.99. Should Amazon reduce the price between now and whenever John Carter officially streets, the $5 discount will also apply to the lower price, provided consumers lock in the coupon while Amazon is still offering it.
The set is scheduled to include the following bonus supplements:
Commentary with filmmakers
Disney Second Screen functionality
360 Degrees of John Carter production feature
100 Years in the Making behind-the-scenes documentary
Deleted Ssenes with optional commentary by Andrew Stanton
The $5 promotion will be available until April 5th.
Not surprised this is getting a $5 off coupon since it did so poorly in theaters and Disney lost a lot of money on it on the big screen. I haven't seen this, but I'll rent it. I have a strong feeling in my gut that I won't want to add this one to my collection.
Of course the coupon shouldn't be surprising, it's been rare that a major Disney release hasn't gotten a coupon for the past several years. My gut tells me it'll rank right up there with Mars Needs Moms, Wall-E, Eight Below, I Am Number Four, Prince of Persia, and a handful of other Disney films that I thoroughly enjoyed, but seem to get a lot hate online.
Yes sir, I absolutely saw John Carter in IMAX 3D to give it a chance. I never judge a movie until I see it for myself. I am my own critic. While The 3D was actually not bad for a post-conversion, I walked away from John Carter feeling pretty disappointed. It was just an okay movie. Good, not great. I didn't like the way he hopped all over the place. I felt that Disney really overhyped it. I won't be picking this one up even though I thought it was "meh" at best.
Just another waste of time and money from Hollywood. About 10 years ago they decided that story and acting didn't matter anymore, so they just started making mindless CGI-filled garbage to please the young kids whose attention span is about as short as that of a cockroach.