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Ascension

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Editorial Reviews

On a distant moon, there's only one way out. "Ascension" is John Krawlzik's first feature film. This is a "different kind of sci-fi movie..a brilliant marriage between production design and cinematography" (Guerilla Filmmaker Magazine). DVD special features include a fully enhanced director's cut, designer, directory, actor commentaries, behind-the-scenes "Home Movies", deleted and alternate scenes, much more.


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  • Actors: Paul L. Nolan, Sally Mercer, Curt Karibalis
  • Directors: John Krawlzik
  • Writers: John Krawlzik
  • Producers: Lorrie King
  • Format: Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Fresh Ground Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: August 9, 2005
  • Run Time: 87 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000A1IOMU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #111,021 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Ascension" on IMDb

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Dennis on July 1, 2012
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Very entertaining movie with an incredibly poor ending. I felt like a reader of a book who finds the last five pages missing.
Good acting, good story, well done considering the obviously modest budget but there is simply no getting around the incredibly poor (non)ending. Did they run out of film stock? If shot on video did they screw up and purchase a too short video cartridge when it came time to shoot the movie? Something went wrong that is for sure. The ending pretty much crapped on the rest of the movie. Could have been a true gem but those hopes got dashed with the premature rolling of the credits.
Too bad and truly disappointing. Should throw in an expletive or two but it is too hot to get all worked up right now.
I cannot recommend renting this movie or even watching the thing for free if and when Amazon offers it for "free" for Amazon Prime members. Whatever you do do NOT purchase this movie under any circumstance.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By B. Kimball on March 18, 2012
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The acting was good. Obviously low budget, but that will not distract from the story. The special effects were minimal and not really needed all that much. This movie was more of a suspenseful type.

I found the story somewhat hard to follow (what is the significance of the star jewel?). The ending was abrupt, with no clear explanations.

It's worth watching once (rent it) if you are a scifi fan.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Modernist on August 11, 2010
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Ascension has the look and feel of a Hollywood production with really cool effects for a low budget movie. I love the story that kept me interested until the end, with dense suspensful interaction between the characters, and I really enjoyed the format eventhough I am not a Sci-Fi fan. Well shot and well acted, you won't regret spending a good time watching it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Beena C. Koppuzha on February 15, 2015
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Boooor.....ing ! A cheaply made, poorly thought, brain numbing opener. Hard to keep awake for what I thought would be a
thrilling sci-fi movie. Amazon shouldn't be charging for this one.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rollo Tomassey on May 28, 2014
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No story.
No acting.
Sets and props from Home Despot.
Rent it in order to see one of the worst films made, that's how you'll get your money's worth.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robert L. Wilson on January 29, 2014
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Terrible acting lousy story lousy every thing looks like it was made in some ones garage stay far far far away from this turkey
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By andy on April 15, 2014
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This is an OK low budget sci-fi movie. The sets, props, and costumes low budget. pay atttention to the dialog for hints and clues of the movie plot. An OK movie for a lazy rainy day when you have 1 1/2 - 2 hours you want fo burn up on the sofa. Nothing of oscar award status performances by these actors...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John Doe on March 28, 2015
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It had a slow pace with no payoff. One of those movies you sit through waiting for it to get better. It had one interesting concept but never did anything with it. A waste of two hours.
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