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    Unique ID Code: 0000076385
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    Added on: 30/9/2005 16:43
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    Alone In The Dark (UK)

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    Evil awakens
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 0 mins
    Retail Price: £15.99
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    Edward Carnby (Christian Slater) is a private investigator specialising in unexplainable supernatural phenomena. His cases delve into the dark corners of the world, searching for truth in the occult remnants of ancient civilisations. Now, the greatest mystery of his past is about to become the most dangerous case he has ever faced. With the help of his ex-girlfriend, archeologist Aline Cedrac (Tara Reid!), and his bitter rival, government agent Richard Burke (Stepehn Dorff), Edward is about to learn that just because you don`t believe in something doesn`t mean you cannot kill it!

    Special Features:
    Making of. Visual effects. Commentary with director Uwe Boll. Storyboard to Screen. Trivia track. Music videos.

    Mathew Walker
    Frank C. Turner
    Stephen Dorff
    Tara Reid
    Christian Slater

    Your Opinions and Comments

    Intro - To sum this in a few words, this is one of the worst film ever made. Directed by the infamous "film guru" Uwe Boll, Alone in the Dark is based on a popular video of the same name and unlike the games, there is not a single reference to the games save the name of the protagonist played by Christian Slater. The overall production is a mess, the acting is completely thrown out of the window, Christian Slater looks lost, Tara Reid looks really really stupid in glasses and scientist outfit and Stephen Dorff is trying TOO hard. The dialogue is really wooden and stupid, the editing is ridiculous something reminiscent of some badly made MTV Music Video and yeah...the direction. Need to say more about it. I`m somewhat suprised that this guy is still making films despite the number of negative reviews he`s getting and the lack of money he`s getting at the box office. Right now, he is finishing In the Name of the King: Dungeon Siege scheduled for release sometime in 2007. Want a pain inducing film? Want to look for a film with CG monsters, pointless sex and gunfights? Then look no further with Uwe Boll`s Alone in the Dark.

    Video- The video is presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen. For the most part, the video is quite clean and is quite flawless. The real flaw here is the really bad CG monsters in this film, it`s an eye sore to say the least.

    Audio- Your choice, regular DD 5.1 or DTS. Both are agressive, but the real problem is the rubbish dialogue.

    Extras - In this DVD, you`ll find 2 short and self praising featurettes, 5 music vids and a bunch of storyboards. Skip all those and go straight to the commentary by Herr Boll himself. He at first admits his mistakes and then he goes ranting and raving about how this film is compared to Alien which I`m shocked by his comments. He then praises Tara Reid, who he thought she looks really smart with the glasses, total BS. What really is absurd is his appraisal for the CG in the film which he thought it was good but in reality it isn`t. According to the master of error, it took 1.5 years to complete. Oh joy.

    Overall- Not worth renting let alone buying it, even if the DVD costs 1p at the bargain bin. This is from the same guy who compares himself to David Lynch and Sergio Leone and this is a really absurd statement, IMO. I can`t believe that he`s challenging his critics through a boxing match especially the ones who give a detail account on why his films are some of the worst creations ever made.
    posted by alias-rf2 on 1/8/2006 23:48