06/04/2012 – ‘John Carter,’ ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,’ ‘Safe House’ and ‘Machine Gun Preacher’

Philip Yu
This Week on DVD/Blu-ray

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John Carter

Taylor Kitsch stars in an heroic, visually stunning sci-fi fantasy adventure based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic pulp novel 'The Princess of Mars.' War-weary, former military captain John Carter is inexplicably transported to Mars -- called "Barsoom" by the planet's colorful inhabitants -- where he finds himself with surprising new abilities, and becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions. 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.

See Willem Dafoe in an exclusive behind-the-scenes feature clip from 'John Carter,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Disney Second Screen
  • 360 Degrees of John Carter
  • 100 Years in the Making
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Barsoom Bloopers and More

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To celebrate the home entertainment release of 'John Carter,' we're giving away five 'John Carter' Blu-ray Prize Packs, consisting of a 'John Carter: World of Mars' comic book, CD soundtrack, 'The Art of John Carter: A Visual Journey' book and the 'John Carter' Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. Here's how to enter:

Step 1: Follow @yahoomovies on Twitter

Step 2: Tweet this message:
Barsoom! I want to win a 'John Carter' Blu-ray Prize Pack from @yahoomovies http://yhoo.it/NBqdO7 #YahooDVD
Note: One entry per person/email address/Twitter handle.

Step 3: The giveaway ends 11:59 p.m. PT on June 8th, 2012. Winners will be announced on Twitter and will receive a Direct Message with further information. Keep in mind, this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. If you have any other questions, check out the official rules or feel free to tweet us.


Island Adventure

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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Dwayne Johnson leads an impossible expedition in the fun-filled sequel to 'Journey to the Center of the Earth.' Young Sean Anderson receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island -- a place of strange life forms, deadly volcanoes, and more than one astonishing secret. Unable to stop him from going, Sean's new stepfather, Hank, joins the quest. Together with a helicopter pilot and his beautiful, strong-willed daughter, they set out to find the island, rescue its lone inhabitant and escape before seismic shockwaves force the island under the sea and bury its treasures forever.

See Dwayne Johnson, Vanessa Hudgens and Luis Guzman in an exclusive behind-the-scenes feature clip from 'Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Are You Strong Enough to Survive Mysterious Island? Interactive Map
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel

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No One Is Safe

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Safe House

Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds go toe-to-toe in this explosive, action-packed spy thriller. Tobin Frost, one of the CIA's most dangerous traitors, resurfaces in South Africa after eluding capture for almost a decade. During his interrogation, the safe house is attacked by brutal mercenaries forcing rookie agent, Matt Weston to take the infamous Frost on the run. As the masterful manipulator toys with his reluctant protégé, shaking the young operative's morality and idealism, the unlikely allies must fight to stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them both dead.

See Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds in an exclusive behind-the-scenes feature clip from 'Safe House,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Behind the Action
  • Safe Harbor: Cape Town
  • Shooting the Safe House Attack
  • Making Safe House
  • Hand-to-Hand Action and More

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Based on a True Story

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Machine Gun Preacher

Gerard Butler stars in the inspirational real-life redemption tale of a man who has rescued over a thousand orphans from starvation, disease, and enslavement. Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing criminal, undergoes an astonishing transformation when he travels to East Africa and finds an unexpected calling to fight for hundreds of kidnapped and orphaned children against the brutal Lord's Resistance Army. Determined to save as many as possible, he leads armed missions deep into enemy territory to retrieve kidnapped children, restoring peace to their lives -- and eventually his own.

See director Marc Foster in an exclusive behind-the-scenes feature clip from 'Machine Gun Preacher,' available on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand:

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Machine Gun Preacher: A Discussion with Marc Forster
  • Making the Music for Machine Gun Preacher
  • "The Keeper" Music Video by Chris Cornell
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Digital Copy

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