After Dark Original: Area 51 2011 R CC

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When reporters are granted access to Area 51 Air Force base, a breach of security turns the protected government base into a horrifying destination of terror.

Starring:
Tammi Arender, Randy Austin
Runtime:
1 hour, 30 minutes

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After Dark Original: Area 51

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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Horror
Director Jason Connery
Starring Tammi Arender, Randy Austin
Supporting actors Jillian Batherson, Bruce Boxleitner, Vanessa Branch, Beau Brasseaux, Sean Paul Braud, Lena Clark, Ivan Djurovic, J.D. Evermore, Ryan H. Jackson, Damon Lipari, Jason London, Jed Maheu, Rachel Miner, Bruce Sanders Jr., Andrew Sensenig, Luke Sexton, John Shea, Billy Slaughter
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

For a low budget sci-fi movie, it wasn't bad.
Amazon Customer
The overall point is see this movie if you run out of seeing every other movie on the Internet but don't forget to drink and then watch.
Movie Mike
Back to parking cars and slinging burgers, folks.
Alton Lomas

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Movie Mike on September 23, 2011
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I think that you need to have drank 2 pints of strong ale in order to tune into the entertainment factor of this movie, plus you had better not have been in the military.
The storyline and the special effects were not bad. The irritating factor of this movie was the characters were supposed to act out convincing military personalities but their acting failed more times than it succeeded. In addition to the inability of the actors to act out convincing military personalities and in addition to the military actors' failure to carry out interaction that would most often occur in a military community, when the colonel (and I use the small "c" on purpose) caved in on carrying out the military protocol for containment because it involved him dying, I was thinking that I should have drank at least 4 shots of brandy plus a minimum of 2 pints of ale so that I would be drunk enough not to notice that the 40 year veteran had done such a ludicrous decision. Shoot and I spent 3 bucks on this thing. Bummer, but I have seen worse movies. The overall point is see this movie if you run out of seeing every other movie on the Internet but don't forget to drink and then watch.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alton Lomas on September 25, 2011
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I've always had a vague fascination for UFOlogy and Area 51. I thought that with an engagingly simple title ("51"), and an equally simple premise (security problem in the course of a visit by two (two?) journalists to the legendary facility in the Nevada desert), it just might work. It didn't.

The entire production, from opening titles to end titles reeked of low-budget inadequacy. This can work if it's part of the intent, but "51", it seems, was a serious effort at movie-making. Honestly, though, in this day and age when CGI can be run on relatively modest platforms at moderate expense, is there really any excuse for the cheesy "man-in-a-rubber-suit" monster? Naturally, starting from these unpromising special effects, it was inevitable that the filmmakers would compensate for their toy aliens by pouring out buckets of blood. Lots of blood, lots of silliness, lots of unexplained overacting, and lots of disbelief at the incredibly bad quality of a) writing; b) sets (a random warehouse somewhere and a few hangars at an abandoned airfield), and c) acting.

The plot line, such as it was, was inadequately developed, and simply unbelievable in places (e.g. a top-secret military installation with only a dozen or so trained guards - and those, armed with Vietnam-era M-16's??? A Willy's-style jeep loaded with TNT packed in CARDBOARD boxes??? A multi-level secure biohazard lab underground in the desert, but with more holes in its security than a colander???)...

Sorry, but if you have a choice between watching this lifeless dog of a movie, or spending your $3.00 on some twinkies and pork rinds, go for the twinkies and pork rinds. They have more substance.

I know that LA film people have to work, but this extravaganza of inanity is a poor excuse for work. Back to parking cars and slinging burgers, folks.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 20, 2012
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For a low budget sci-fi movie, it wasn't bad. However, the special effects were somewhat cheesy --- especially regarding the "monster" alien.
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By Lucian A. Sperta on December 21, 2013
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Area 51, Alien beings in captivity, the conspiracy, the visitation, secrets....then escape....a nicely done flick for a cheeky movie...it was interesting. Just think of it. Alien beings as reported being 1000-1000,000,000 years advanced than we are....Think of that for a moment....
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By ReddStealth on July 7, 2013
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I don't care for Bruce Boxleiner in this one. The story was weak with mundane acting. I've seen alot better movies about Area 51.
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Bruce Boxleitner seems to be in a lot of SY FY Channel movies anymore. If you see his name in the credits, you can be sure that the film will (maybe not be a classic) be a movie worth seeing. He plays the head of Area 51 in this picture. A high level officer that has kept the true secret of Area 51 quiet for years. At least until now anyway. With the press and distinguished visitors present, the secret of Area 51 escapes and makes up for all those years of solitude with a proper murderous rampage through the Military Facility.

While not a classic, this is a good film with a good cast and I don't think you'll be wasting any time watching it. This is probably one of the SY FY channels' better films. The special effects and special effects make-up are above par, for a change.

Either rent this or buy it (if you buy it from Amazon.com, you'll also get to watch it as a rental for about 30 days.) I'm waiting for my DVD to arrive as I write this, having watched it on my Roku device last night. I'm glad I ordered this as a DVD and not a rental, this is a film well worth having in my collection (and I have about 500 DVDs (and an unknown amount of VHS still) in my collection.)

So you can take the advice of someone that has spent a lot of time watching DVDs of all genres. I am permanently injured from a On-The-Job Injury at work and can't do too much more than watch DVDs. So trust me, you'll like it.
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