Sands of Oblivion (2007)





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In 1923, after acclaimed director Cecil B. de Mille completed the first version of his Biblical epic The Ten Commandments, an odd event occurred that generated a wealth of speculation and mystery: de Mille - having shot on multi-million dollar sets to rival nearly anything in prior movie history - promptly traveled to the sand dunes on the California coast and buried his sets there. For nearly a century, the reasons belying this odd series of actions remained clouded in obscurity. Now, with his documentary Sands of Oblivion, filmmaker David Flores finally uncovers the truth: De Mille, it seems, acquired the majority of artifacts for the film on actual Middle Eastern burial grounds. The items included an odd prayer bowl, allegedly cursed with the spirit of Im-La-Ra - the god of chaos and fear. Certainly few other explanations could account for the devastating experiences had by the workers on the film crew - experiences that included devastating maniacal visions, sudden insanity and loss of control that led to murder. With Sands of Oblivion, Flores travels to the site of the initial burial and excavates the items once again, with a team of archaeologists, to investigate the truth behind these legendary events.
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Morena Baccarin
as Alice Carter
Adam Baldwin
as Jesse Carter
George Kennedy
as John Tevis
Azie Tesfai
as Jamie
John Aniston
as Nigel Barrington
April Bowlby
as Heather
Chelse Swain
as Carrie
A.J. Presley
as Archeology Student
Diana Terranova
as Ghost Woman
Eric Artell
as Tommy
Jack Samson
as Johnny
Melissa Di Meglio
as Field Reporter
Paul Weber
as Pharaoh
Nick Principe
as Anubis Creature
Alan Kemper Armani
as Archaeologist
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An awful Sci-Fi Original Movie. The special effects are horrible, the extras in the opening sequence all look to be lifeless hobos found on the streets of LA, and the story is not very interesting. What a waste of the talents of the smashingly gorgeous Morena Baccarin. SMH.

Don Schick
Don Schick

Sands Of Oblivion is a movie with a pretty interesting concept but could have been so much more, which I attribute a lot to what probably wasn't a very large budget. There are some pretty talented actors here but some, like Richard Kind and George Kennedy have very small roles. Morena Baccarin looks absolutely stunning which came as no surprise as she usually does. If you like this type of movie, this is worth checking out.

Greg Prather
Greg Prather

A not really very good, made for the Sci-Fi channel adventure/horror film in the vein of The Mummy. Perfectly entertaining though, and for what it is watchable. A little surprised that nobody can seem to say anything at all positive about this one. Yes the effects are laughable, yes it isn't very original, yes most of the acting is pretty average, but this wasn't made for the big screen. It was always intended to be a TV movie and I think people have been a little too hard on this. This was created to be something you'd watch when nothing else is on, and at that it succeeds I think. At least incidentally. Yeah, all criticisms are valid, I'd still say I enjoyed this quite a bit more than the Transformers movie, or any of the at least equally shitty if not worse big budget Hollywood extravaganzas to be spewed forth in recent years. Not great, but at least average. Watch it if theres nothing else on.

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