Sands of Oblivion / 2008
Individuals may have seen Sands of Oblivion when it was first shown on the Sci-Fi channel. The basic premise of the movie is that legendary producer Cecil B. DeMille created a replica of ancient
Where the movie was originally shown on TV, the quality of the actors present and the story told is enough to merit this becoming a cult classic in the years to come. Instead of being one of those limited-edition runs that will likely go for $200+ on eBay,
The story starts out with a number of actors dying in DeMilleâ€™s production, at the hands of what is likened to the Egyptian deity Anubis. When individuals are brought to the present time, the creature comes alive as the nearly-divorced archaeologist couple excavate the site. If there was more of a realist element to the movie â€“ say, if the British individual that gives up information readily was the killer â€“ the resulting film would be that much stronger. As it is, it provides viewers with an intriguing romp through a mythology-tinted mystery. Where there could be better ties to actual mythology and reality, these are only minor issues. The additional feature â€“ the ten-minute or so making of featurette â€“ provides viewers with a little bit of information into why the film ultimately turned out the way it did. Sands of Oblivion has an eclectic focus to it that will compel a number of viewers but has troubles at times keeping them interested.