10 juin 2014

John Carter: the French ALLOCINE doesn't like, the viewers love it!

2014, June the 3rd : the French website Allociné give its advices of movies to see on TV. The three not to be missed are: Lethal Weapon 2, Promised Land and Zarafa. The movie NOT to see is John Carter, with this moronic critic:  “Adapted from Edgar Rice Burroughs by WALL-E’s dad, the movie had everything to be 2012’s Avatar. At least on paper, because on screen the feature film (which hurt VERY BADLY Disney’s accounts) offers a run-of-the-mill visual universe, an uninteresting scenario and a completely bland hero. Too bad…”... [Lire la suite]
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08 juin 2014

New airings of John Carter in France+the movie's team campaigning for John Carter 2?

How do I know that John Carter is aired on French tv? Not by looking at schedules, but when I see the number of visitors on my blog. It draws another time a more important number of visitors today, welcome all. John Carter has indeed begun to air again on the "Ciné+ Frisson" channel on Tuesday the 3rd of June at 8:45pm, and this Sunday June the 8th at 11:00am. As was already the case when the movie aired on Ciné+ Premier at the beginning of May, this airing brings a lot of researches about the eventual sequels. ... [Lire la suite]
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07 juin 2014

John Carter 2 and 3: "Could have been cool"

Andrew Stanton published on Twitter the message "Could have been cool. Had big plans..." with this picture:                   and then a second message: "...That would have led to even bigger plans.", with this picture:                   All those who have seen this are asking to see the sequels to John Carter! How about you? Put them on your favorites and retweet like mad! : ... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2014

Dynamite becomes official!

That was the great news yesterday in the small world (albeit in expansion) of the Edgar Rice Burroughs fans. The Dynamite Entertainment Company, which was publishing since 2010 unauthorized versions of John Carter, Dejah Thoris and Tarzan, and which had been sued by ERB inc in 2012, had recently stopped his run. It turns out it was only temporary! ERB inc got back the comics rights of John Carter from Disney and Marvel, and sold them to Dynamite Entertainment, which will soon officially publish “John Carter: Warlord of Mars” (as well... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2014

50 signatures to 12,000 for the John Carter petition!! + the sequel in another studio?

11,950 signatures as of today, and I see many Frenches among them, that’s great! The 12,000 milestone isn’t far away, let’s reach it! http://www.change.org/petitions/alan-horn-chairman-walt-disney-pixar-studios-bring-back-john-carter-take-us-back-to-barsoom Still no official move about the possibility of a sequel. Some posters on Facebook would be willing to encourage studios other than Disney to do a follow-up, either for a sequel or a reboot. It’s premature for a simple reason: Disney holds the rights currently, nobody else.... [Lire la suite]
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15 avril 2014

11,889 signatures for John Carter 2!

Slowly but steadily the petition for John Carter 2 gets close to 12,000 signers. The progression isn't super-fast, but it's at least progressing. The comments of Amazon.fr clients, a representative ranking because 1) constantly evolving and 2) written by objective people, are for the most part good. The rank of the movie is 4.2 out of 5, with 168 comments, among them 133 above average (93 5-stars comments, 40 4-stars). No offical news, and there probably won't be before March of 2015,... [Lire la suite]
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28 mars 2014

Spock of Mars!

Found on the internet, the combination of three passions of mine, Star Trek the original series, the first three Star Wars (1977-1983), and the Barsoom novels from Edgar Rice Burroughs. It gives... Spock of Mars! Combination of this Frank Frazetta painting: with this original Star Wars poster, the one with Sexy Leia and Hulk Luke!
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21 mars 2014

Llana of Gathol!

This book, the tenth of the Barsoom cycle, is composed of four novellas, but which form a continuous story, published in 1941 in Amazing Stories, and reunited as a 1948 book. This would be the last book of the cycle published while Edgar Rice Burroughs was alive. He died in 1950.  -          “The Ancient Dead”, published in the magazine with the title “The City of Mummies”: John Carter decided … to play the tourist, in Horz, the ancient city of the Barsoomian ancestors, the Orovars,... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2014

Synthetic Men of Mars, excellent!

Some Burroughs specialists, as Richard Lupoff, hate Synthetic Men of Mars. As far as I’m concerned, it’s always a delight from beginning to end!  After The Swords of Mars, Synthetic Men of Mars is the ninth novel of the Barsoom cycle, and even really the last novel, since the next two books, Llana of Gathol and John Carter of Mars, are both composed of novellas.  Following a mundane « car accident » (a collision between two airships), Dejah Thoris finds herself between life and death, and the Helium Doctors can... [Lire la suite]
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16 mars 2014

A Princess of Mars, not a first edition, but close!

I saw one day a sale on Amazon.fr for the novel "A Princess of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs dated of the year 1917, and for a very small price, it seemed too good to be true! I nonetheless decided to order the item, and a few days later, here it was! Of course it wasn't a first edition, I didn't expect that anyway, even with the date stated. A Princess of Mars was published for the first time by the A.C. McClurg edition company in 1917. Here we have a Grosset & Dunlap edition, therefore published... [Lire la suite]
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