Sands of Oblivion

Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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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Special Features

Closed Caption; Beyond The Dunes: Making SANDS OF OBLIVION
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/11/2008
  • UPC: 013138217981
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Region Code: 1
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:34:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 45,343

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Adam Baldwin
Morena Baccarin
Dan Castellaneta
Victor Webster
George Kennedy
Richard Kind
John Aniston
Technical Credits
David Flores Director
Karen Bailey Producer
Kathryn Bucher Costumes/Costume Designer
Autum Butler Makeup
Jeff Coatney Screenwriter
Ludek Drizhal Score Composer
Keith J. Duggan Cinematographer
Autonomous FX Makeup Special Effects
John W. Hyde Executive Producer
Kevin VanHook Producer, Screenwriter
Paul Weber Casting
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Sands of Oblivion
1. A Time of Death [5:09]
2. Main Titles [3:54]
3. Under the Sands [6:25]
4. Digging Up the Past [6:31]
5. Awakening Evil [4:52]
6. Joining Forces [5:57]
7. Tragedy Strikes [6:42]
8. Into the Chamber [5:04]
9. Ghost Stories [4:50]
10. Searching For Answers [8:19]
11. The Avenging One [9:25]
12. Buford's Arsenal [7:22]
13. Plague Of Snakes [3:14]
14. Dune Buggy Chase [6:37]
15. Final Showdown [7:38]
16. End Credits [2:08]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Sands of Oblivion
   Chapters
   Audio Setup
      Dolby Surround 5.1
      Dolby Surround 2.0
   Beyond the Dunes: Making Sands Of Oblivion
   Play
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