Alone in the Dark

Alone in the Dark

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Director: Uwe Boll

Cast: Christian Slater, Tara Reid, Stephen Dorff

     
 

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An otherworldly investigator learns of a secret which could mean the end of civilization as we know it in this thriller based on the popular video game Alone in the Dark. Edward Carnby (Christian Slater) is a detective with Bureau 713, a secret investigative team affiliated with the United States government that explores supernatural and paranormal events. One of

Overview

An otherworldly investigator learns of a secret which could mean the end of civilization as we know it in this thriller based on the popular video game Alone in the Dark. Edward Carnby (Christian Slater) is a detective with Bureau 713, a secret investigative team affiliated with the United States government that explores supernatural and paranormal events. One of Carnby's assignments leads him to discover the secrets of the Abskani, an ancient tribe that worshiped demonic forces which gave them incredible powers. Carnby's findings suggest that the Abskani are poised to return to take over the world, and only one person has the knowledge to stop them -- archeologist Aline Cedrac (Tara Reid), who happens to be Carnby's former girlfriend. But Carnby's psyche has been tainted by his encounter with the Abskani demons, and he must now fight against their attempts to take over his mind as well as their attempts to conquer the Earth. Alone in the Dark also stars Stephen Dorff, Will Sanderson, and Françoise Yip.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/10/2005
UPC:
0012236173977
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
R
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:36:00
Sales rank:
43,594

Special Features

Closed Caption; 16:9 widescreen ; 6.1 DTS - ES Digital audio ; 5.1 Dolby® Digital Surround EX; Into the Dark - The making of Alone in the Dark; Shedding a Light - The visual effects of Alone in the Dark; Trivia track; Music videos; Commentary with director Uwe Boll; Storyboard-to-Film comparisons; English and Spanish subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christian Slater Edward Carnby
Tara Reid Aline Cedrac
Stephen Dorff Commander Burke
Frank C. Turner Fischer
Matthew Walker Professor Hudgens
Will Sanderson Agent Miles
Karin Konoval Sister Clara
Craig Bruhnanski '80s Sheriff
Kwesi Ameyaw Deputy Adams
Catherine Lough Haggquist Agent Krashinsky
Ed Anders James Pinkerton
John Fallon Agent Yoneck
Robert Bruce Crewman Barnes
Daniel Cudmore Agent Barr
Mike Dopud Agent Turner
Ho Sung Pak Agent Marko
Malcolm Scott Delivery Guy
Darren Shahlavi John Houghton
Françoise Yip Agent Cheung
Mark Acheson Capt. Chernick

Technical Credits
Uwe Boll Director,Executive Producer
Tink's Ad Production Designer
Reinhard Besser Score Composer
Frederic Demey Associate Producer
Wolfgang Herold Executive Producer
Bryan C. Knight Asst. Director
Oliver Lieb Score Composer
Martha Livingston Costumes/Costume Designer
Maria Livingstone Costumes/Costume Designer
Elan Mastai Screenwriter
Mathias Neumann Cinematographer
Tania Richard Art Director
Tim Richardson Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Roesch Screenwriter
Daniel Sales Associate Producer
Peter Scheerer Screenwriter
Richard Schwadel Editor
Philip Selkirk Associate Producer
Jonathan Shore Associate Producer
Max Wanko Associate Producer
Maureen Webb Casting
Bernd Wendlandt Score Composer
Shawn Williamson Producer
Peter Zweier Score Composer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles/Someone Is Missing [4:41]
2. Travel Light [3:57]
3. The Fight Is Over [3:23]
4. Hearing Voices [3:46]
5. A Missing Link [4:56]
6. The Supernatural [4:33]
7. Pieces to a Puzzle [4:03]
8. Brutally Attacked [4:40]
9. Severed Spinal Cord [4:56]
10. Maximum Damage [5:08]
11. Sarah [4:40]
12. Being Controlled [4:09]
13. Proceed With Caution [4:41]
14. Looking for Answers [4:47]
15. Fell Through [:06]
16. Fire! [3:06]
17. A Warning [3:24]
18. Get Out Alive [4:06]
19. The Artifact Key [3:50]
20. Behind the Door [3:26]
21. Kill Them Off [3:03]
22. Sister Clara [2:16]
23. An Abandoned City [2:04]
24. End Credits [2:27]

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Alone in the Dark 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Uwe Boll is ahead of the curve. ALONE IN THE DARK¿s director is reinventing Hollywood on his own terms and he¿s not taking any prisoners. Don¿t take my word for it; read the interview with LucasArts President, Jim Ward, in the March issue of Game Informer. Ward and LucasArts are emulating Uwe¿s strategy. Uwe understands that when a contemporary video game franchise sells thirty-five million copies the marketing inertia for a cinematic tie-in is enormous. Revenue potential eclipses the current Hollywood trend to revive nostalgic comic book superheroes of the baby-boom generation. Of course, to be successful the movie must be entertaining and ALONE IN THE DARK is! Protagonist Edward Carnby, played by Christian Slater, must unravel the mystery of an evil parallel universe sealed by an ancient Indian tribe. Along the way he discovers the secrets of the orphanage he was raised in as he deciphers the clues that lead him to his true identity. Christian¿s performance is superb. His subdued, laid back demeanor is a canvas for the melodramatic chaos that engulfs him. Edward¿s love interest, a museum caretaker played by Tara Reid, is his constant companion, providing a steady supply of eye candy for the male audience. Tara treats us to a competent performance without overacting. The two stars complement each other with a believable chemistry that comes to a head during a sexual encounter that is at once intimate and sensual. I hope this relationship will continue to develop in a future sequel. Nothing is sexier than Tara in jeans blowing away the evil dominions! ALONE IN THE DARK is not a perfect film. The special effects are top tier while the gore factor is over the top. I understand this is a subjective evaluation and that too much for some may not be enough for others. In my opinion less is more. Repetition diminishes the shock value of outrageous violence. When a head is split in half the emotional impact is unnerving. When the same head is shown a few minutes later it feels like the filmmaker wants props for doing such a good job. Some scenes are overloaded with stroboscopic lighting that diminishes the perception of high production values, while running the risk of inducing headaches. As I watched ALONE IN THE DARK I paid attention to audience reactions. I was sitting near some teenage girls who were gasping, shrieking, and taking turns hiding their eyes as girlfriends encouraged each other to look. At the same time a group of boys that had entered the theater together and were sitting directly behind me were laughing spontaneously. Diametrically opposed reactions with a common denominator: Everyone was having fun! Uwe Boll has his detractors, as every artist who pushes the envelope does. However, I don¿t know of any films any of them have made. I do know that some of the best actors and actresses in the business (including an Oscar winner) are clamoring to be involved in an Uwe Boll project. Uwe¿s got big balls and he¿s not afraid to tell it like it is. He¿s going to make a lot of money and entertain a lot of people along the way. I expect big things from this filmmaker and I anticipate he will deliver and, am looking forward to BLOODRAYNE, HUNTER THE RECKONING, FAR CRY, the list goes on ¿
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is kind of predictable, but the action is good. The Special Ops team, Bureau 13, had me feeling like I was watching the Colonial Marines in Aliens.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't believe that guy butchered this movie so bad, his "project" is really unnecessary. Unnecesary plot (have to be real based to the game, not to make a re-invention), unnecesary scenes (who cares about Raid and Slater having sex?), and unnecesary special effects (that were good but it didn't save the whole film even though they tried). And the ending? Come On!!! It's so pathetic, I wouldn't watch it with the light off. I practically don't want to be alone watching this movie, it's worse. And I don't think Bloodrayne is gonna be successful either by this director.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After watching this movie I wasn't really sure what they were talking about. I enjoyed all the action that takes place for a majority of the movie. A decent movie if you figure it out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Alone in the Dark is a movie that needed more great reviews because it is pretty good and cool movie.
BAMBI-CHAE More than 1 year ago
GOOD MOVIE. I'VE BEEN SEARCHING FOR THIS MOVIE EVER SINCE SEEING IT ON TV.