I don’t know how often a direct-to-DVD movie gets a world premiere in a theater. Or if a showing at the “San Diego Eco Center for Alternative Fuel Education” really qualifies as the red carpet and limo treatment. But that’s how The Mars Society of San Diego is advertising the feature of its monthly movie night, Asylum’s Princess of Mars starring Antonio Sabato Jr. and Traci Lords. And really, does “the inspiration for James Cameron’s Avatar” (as the trailer unblushingly proclaims) deserve anything less?
The premiere — free and open to the public (though they request an RSVP to FILMIST at MAC.COM) – is Friday, December 18 at 7 p.m. The theater’s address is at 4001 El Cajon Blvd in San Diego. For more information, call 619/723-3456. A “Duck Dodgers” cartoon will also be shown, so the evening won’t be a complete loss. Or you can cough up $17.99 to Asylum and get the DVD at the end of the month – but no Daffy Duck.