John Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars goes digital

The latest effort from the movie-making machine known as John Carpenter is getting the final touches put on it for a new Special Edition DVD. Ghosts of Mars will be haunting Earth this winter.

“Ghosts of Mars” is a harrowing tale of rescue and escape from a colonized Mars in the year 2025. Long inhabited by human settlers, the Red Planet has become the manifest destiny of an over-populated Earth. Nearly 640, 000 people now live and work on Mars, mining the planet for its abundant natural resources. But one of those mining operations has uncovered a deadly mother lode, a long dormant Martian civilization whose warriors are systematically taking over the bodies of human intruders.

The new Special Edition includes both fullscreen and anamorphic widescreen transfers of the film and audio in both Dolby 2.0 Surround and Dolby Digital 5.1. The discs extras include an audio commentary by director John Carpenter and star Natasha Henstridge, a video diary entitled Red Desert Nights, a featurette on the film’s music labled Scoring Ghosts of Mars, filmographies, and special effects deconstructions.

“Ghosts of Mars” touches down on December 4th. The special edition will be priced at $27.96.

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