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51 [Blu-ray]

Bruce Boxleitner , John Shea , Jason Connery    Suitable for 18 years and over   Blu-ray
2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Bruce Boxleitner, John Shea, Vanessa Branch, Lena Clark, Damon Lipari
  • Directors: Jason Connery
  • Producers: Courtney Solomon
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Koch Media
  • DVD Release Date: 26 Sep 2011
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004YJZCP6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,071 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Sci-fi horror in which a group of journalists touring the top secret Area 51 facility stumble upon one of its most mysterious inhabitants. When pressure from the American population forces the Air Force to provide journalists with access to Area 51 Colonel John Martin (Bruce Boxleitner) is assigned the duty of escorting members of the press around the facility. However the tour of journalists Sam (John Shea) Claire (Vanessa Branch) Mindy (Lena Clark) and Kevin (Damon Lipari) goes disastrously wrong when one of the facility's alien inmates takes advantage of their visit to escape from his cell. How much do the journalists really want to see what goes on at Area 51?

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars No go area 19 Feb 2012
I first found out about Area 51 in the mid nineties as the height of the X-Files' fame. Area 51 is the codename given to a section of land in the Nevada desert in America. Allegedly, it contains the remains of crashed UFOs etc. I always thought it would make a good movie. I still think it would - the emphasis being that it would make a GOOD movie. Sadly, this is no good.

Er, where do I begin? The cheap special effects? The shoddy acting? The wafer-thin characters? The ludicrous plot holes? It's all there - unfortunately.

Basically, what you have here, is a made-for-TV movie, i.e. wobbly sets, unknown actors and not much more.

Bottom line - it's just short of okay. Some people may like it, but not many. There are so many better alien films out there - like `Alien' for example.

Plus side - the leading lady is cute (that's probably more a plus point for the guys - I can see too many women swooning over sci-fi stalwart Bruce Boxleighter).

Oh, well, never mind. I may have wasted an hour and a half of my life, but it was still more entertaining than a Transformers movie.

(and, who gave this film 5/5 on Amazon? they serious must be taking the pi...)
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Pretty crap... 16 July 2012
By A Man
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Some people say they were pleasantly surprised.
I trusted these people and bought it. It was pretty crap.
Acting wasn't really that great. Really the only thing the movie had going for it was the dude from Tron was in it.
I thought it would be dark, scary, full of jumps, brutal but nope. Fair enough it's got violence but it's just as cheesey as the damn film. Dude gets stabbed in the face, looked like he enjoyed it.
Please for love of Gandhi, don't buy it. Trust me, you would rather watch something else.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Sooooooo lame! 13 Nov 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
very crap indeed. There are many fine alien films out there, this is a very, very long way from being one of them.

I agree with you, the cover does offer promise, but it fails to deliver. Some of the cast you will recognise from good work elsewhere, but here they combine their efforts to fail dismally and miserably at the same time. They fail 'dismerably'. There, its so poor i felt the need to invent a word just to express it.

This is an all time low.

Move on, please...there's nothing to see here...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 'A FEW MOMENTS OF TENSION' 23 Sep 2014
By rbmusicman TOP 100 REVIEWER
Hold on to yer' seats as the 'after dark' series brings you this tense movie ( for your pleasure ? )
Officials of the secretive 'Area 51' unit give in to public pressure and speculation by allowing a ''restricted'' tour of the base
by some well known journalist's.
The area however has 'beings' not of this world within it's compound, it is not intended that the visitor's get anywhere near these........but, things go wrong when some of the out-of-this-world creatures break out causing havoc and terror.
Has some decent graphics on board, and is worth a spin for 'horror-feast' fans, not great but watchable.
(I believe 'Area 51' probably does harbour secrets, why not ?....what do you believe ?
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3.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't have the wow factor 23 Sep 2014
By Nyx
Ok before I get chastised I'm gonna point out that I'm only giving this three stars because some people will like this movie, I mean for Blaire Witch has a fan base, if thats not bizarre I don't know what is.

So I usually quite like the 'After Dark' films but even I can't defend this too much, who am I kidding? I bought it for £1.50 watched it and got rid of it in the same day. The film centres in Area 51 the infamous flight base that is supposedly harbouring aliens, in this film the aliens are more like prisoners and one of them who can shapeshift and for some reason likes techno decides to escape during a tour taking a couple of very dangerous friends with him.

So really that's about as much as I remember about this movie which is really quite sad because it could've been really good. I haven't got a clue who any of the actors are and even more weird I can't find any clips on youtube. So in honesty I'd say avoid since nothing in this film is going to stand out and make you 'WOW! That was Awesome!!' too much but some may like it
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3.0 out of 5 stars Oh dear !! 10 Sep 2014
Quick grab the Cranberry, there is a turkey on the loose.
I am so glad I did not buy this but watched it on prime. Bruce Boxleitner must be cringing but he was probably the best actor in the film. People say this was a good film, maybe they were watching it while paint dried. So a quick run down, Aliens break loose from the depths of Area 51, on the same day as two highly respected journalists and camera team arrive to get an in depth look at the base. Que monsters with close ups of bad teeth dripping with something slimy and guess what happens, the "highly trained military" panic, shoot each other and get literally ripped apart que gallons of watered down ketchup and a hose pipe to spray it every where before the base is blown up to hide the evidence. Of course some live to tell the tale including a little guy in a funny aliens suit that talks like Professor Steven Hawkins,
All this excitement has given me an appetite, going to see if I can get a Turkey sandwich, minus the ketchup.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Naff 51 10 Oct 2011
Please save you money and buy something worth watching. This is worse than B movie quality. In a nutshell: Naff!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 11 days ago by rayruiz
1.0 out of 5 stars DONT!!
Had multi-millions been spent on this it would still be a turkey, with low budget production and Z list actors it is simply dire. Read more
Published 1 month ago by mrs d mccarren
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible film.
Unbelivably terrible film, don't waste your time. Terrible plot, terrible acting, terrible aliens. It's not scary, it's not thrilling, it's not action-packed or suspenseful. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Miss West
1.0 out of 5 stars Dear, oh Dear!
This is one of the worst films I can remember watching for a long, long time. The acting is just......HAM. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Supporter
1.0 out of 5 stars Very bad film, best not to waste your time watching ...
Very bad film, best not to waste your time watching this. As sci-fi goes, this should rank among the appalling ones.
Published 3 months ago by M Jagadeesan
5.0 out of 5 stars a perfect performance from Bruce Boxleitner
a perfect performance from Bruce Boxleitner,pity he was killed at the end,of course the aliens would pick the only time a news crew was in the building to stage their escape,but it... Read more
Published 3 months ago by jj
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother...
Very disappointing special effects for the aliens - in fact I wouldn't call them special! Could have been so much better.
Published 3 months ago by BanjoSteve
2.0 out of 5 stars No.... No....
I'm sorry. We quit this one after the blood splatter began to cover the screen and body parts started to fly. It just didn't do anything particularly interesting or new. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jaye Morgan
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining
I thought this was an really entertaining film with a few interesting twists - and a bargain price, it kept me watching an in suspense.
Published 7 months ago by Bluewaves
3.0 out of 5 stars Its not as good as the others made by the same people
Starts dodgy, the creatures are dodgy, the film story line average but if you have nothing to do for a while then get this either that or if you are a young teenager not really... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Mr B
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