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Director:
Writers:
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Release Date:
26 February 2005 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
They've Come For Our Blood See more »
Plot:
Earth is attacked by the Kulkus, a hostile breed infected by a lethal virus and needing human blood to develop an antidote... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Brad Johnson ... Dr. Stephen Chase

Erin Ross ... Heather Chase

Lilas Lane ... Blair

Nathan Anderson ... Commander Kor

Michael Cory Davis ... Alex (as Cory Michael Davis)
Gregor Paslawsky ... Jal

Ray Baker ... The President

Carl Weathers ... General Skyler
George Zlatarev ... Drom
Vladimir Nikolov ... Leon Royce
Atanas Srebrev ... Tom (as Nasko Srebrev)
Carl Ed ... Holbrook
Ivan Ivanov ... Dr. Baker
Zarkov Binev ... Foster

Julian Vergov ... Holland
Svezhen Mladenov ... Corporal (as Svejen Mlabenov)
Daniel Tzotchev ... Kulku Officer (as Daniel Tsochev)
Tzvetozar Evtimov ... Kulku Technician

Dejan Angelov ... Nervous Man
Boris Pankin ... Scientist
Jonas Talkington ... SCIT Guard
John Klimas ... Soldier #1
Andrew Deutsch ... Carl Hadley
Janet Hill ... Female Reporter
Kiril Efremov ... Gang Banger (as Kuril Efremov)
Panayot Tzanev ... Captain (as Panajot Tsanev)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Velizar Binev ... Foster (as Zarko Binev)

Shero Rauf ... Striker (uncredited)
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Directed by
Robert Stadd 
 
Writing credits
Bill Lundy (written by) and
Paul Salamoff (written by) (as Paul J. Salamoff) and
Robert Stadd (written by) &
Ian Valentine (written by)

Produced by
Jeffery Beach .... producer (as Jeff Beach)
John Capilla .... line producer
T.J. Sakasegawa .... executive producer
Ian Valentine .... producer
 
Original Music by
Chris Walden 
Matthias Weber 
 
Cinematography by
Lorenzo Senatore (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ken Peters 
John Quinn 
 
Casting by
Rob Mecarini 
 
Production Design by
Kes Bonnet 
 
Art Direction by
Angel Manov 
 
Makeup Department
Mariana Love .... key hair stylist (as Mariana Mihailova)
Mariana Love .... key makeup artist (as Mariana Mihailova)
Petya Simeonova .... assistant hair stylist
Petya Simeonova .... first assistant makeup artist
Mariana Vodenicharova .... second assistant hair stylist (as Mariana Vodenitcharova)
Mariana Vodenicharova .... second assistant makeup artist (as Mariana Vodenitcharova)
 
Production Management
Larry Ferguson Jr. .... post-production supervisor
Brenda Finster .... post-production supervisor
Jeff Rank .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Asya Chakarova .... first assistant director: second unit
Asya Chakarova .... second assistant director
Todor Chapkanov .... first assistant director (as Todor Chapkunov)
Ivo Simeonov .... second second assistant director
Mariana Vodenicharova .... second second assistant director (as Mariana Vodenicharova)
 
Art Department
Mirel Ahmed .... set dresser
Krasimir Angelov .... set dresser (as Krassimir Angelov)
Miroslav Angelov .... set dresser
Bogdan Bogdanov .... carpenter
Simeon Bonev .... carpenter (as Simeon Boev)
Doncho Donchev .... set dresser
Andrey Filchev .... assistant property master
Valeri Filippov .... carpenter (as Valeri Filipov)
Valeri Filippov .... set dresser (as Valeri Filipov)
Tsvetan Georgiev .... construction coordinator (as Tzvetan Georgiev)
Lyubomir Lazarov .... set dresser (as Lubomir Lazarov)
Pavla Manova .... property master (as Pavla Manov)
Todor Marinov .... set dresser
Neven Mastikov .... set dresser
Deian Minchev .... set dresser (as Deyan Minchev)
Mitio Mitev .... set dresser (as Mitko Mitev)
Georgui Nedkov .... assistant set dresser
Pavlin Penchev .... lead set dresser (as Pavlin Penchen)
Petko Petkov .... worker
Vladimir Petkov .... carpenter
Ivan Stavrev .... art department assistant
Kiko Stojanov .... set dresser: second unit
Kristian Stoyanov .... on-set dresser (as Kristian Stojanov)
Zlatko Stoychev .... set dresser (as Zlatko Stoichev)
Yana Tomova .... second assistant props
Stanislav Toshev .... worker (as Stancho Toshev)
Todor Tunov .... carpenter
Georgi Velichkov .... leadman
Emanuil Zahariev .... set dresser
Radoslav Zarkov .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Alexander Bachvarov .... production sound mixer
Christopher Eakins .... sound effects editor
Bill Henderson .... sound re-recording engineer
Petar Kadiiski .... boom operator: second unit
Petar Kadiiski .... sound department trainee
Tsvetan Kadiiski .... boom operator (as Tcvetan Kadiiski)
John Marquis .... sound designer
John Marquis .... supervising sound editor
Ivaylo Natzev .... sound mixer: second unit (as Ivo Natzev)
Eryne Prine .... supervising foley editor
Terry Rodman .... sound re-recording mixer
Dominika Shiell .... supervising adr & dialogue editor
Pablo Solorzano .... adr mixer
Pablo Solorzano .... foley mixer
 
Special Effects by
Vasil Dikov .... special effects (as Vassil Dikov)
Georgi Kraev .... assistant special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Stanimir Angelov .... visual effects
Anelia Asparuhova .... playback screen
Anelia Asparuhova .... visual effects (as Anelija Asparuhova)
Nikolay Petrov Atanasov .... digital artist (as Nikolai Atanasov)
Nikolay Petrov Atanasov .... visual effects (as Nikolai Atanasov)
Brent Burpee .... systems administrator
Stoian Cholakov .... visual effects (as Stojan Cholakov)
Ryan Spike Dauner .... visual effects supervisor (as Ryan 'Spike' Dauner)
Stefan Dimitrov .... visual effects
Dobril Dobrev .... visual effects
P.J. Foley .... visual effects producer
Kevin Gendreau .... visual effects producer
Dimitar Halachev .... visual effects
Ivailo Kotzev .... visual effects
Stiliyan Kyusheliev .... visual effects (as Stilian Kyushaliev)
Ivo Minchev .... technical support (as Ivo Minchev-New Johnny)
Phillip Obretenov .... visual effects
Yordan Ostrev .... technical support
Janeta Palova .... visual effects
Iva Petkova .... visual effects artist (as Iva Petkova)
Yasen Rouskov .... visual effects (as Yassen Ruskov)
Krum Stanchev .... technical support
Petya Valkova .... visual effects coordinator
Petya Valkova .... visual effects
Daniel Velikov .... visual effects (as Daniel Velkov)
 
Stunts
Parvan Parvanov .... stunt coordinator (as Tzatzata)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alexander Alexandrov .... first assistant camera
Vladimir Alexandrov .... epk
Angel Angelov .... gaffer
Ivaylo Angelov .... best boy electric (as Ivo Angelov)
Anton Bakarski .... second assistant camera
Georgi Dianelos .... first assistant camera: "c" camera (as Gogo Dianelus)
Dimitar Dimitrov .... grip
Emil Dimitrov .... video assist
Vasil Galabov .... key grip (as Vassil Galabov)
Emil Gerasimov .... loader
Robert Grekov .... electrician
Kalina .... camera assistant
Alexander Krumov .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Kiril Kurtov .... best boy grip
Vladislav Mateev .... second assistant camera: "c" camera (as Vlado Mateev)
Ivan Mitov .... electrician
Ivo Peitchev .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Ivo Peytchev)
Ivo Peitchev .... director of photography: second unit (as Ivo Peytchev)
Georgi Petkov .... grip
Lorenzo Senatore .... Steadicam operator
Miroslav Stoilov .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Todor .... camera assistant
Fyodor Tzanovski .... electrician (as Fiodor Tzanovski)
Simon Varsano .... still photographer
Boris Vassilev .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Rob Mecarini .... casting: U.S.
Rob Richards .... casting: U.S.
Marianne Stanicheva .... casting: Bulgaria (as Mariana Stanisheva)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Velemira Petkova .... wardrobe supervisor
Elena Zaykova .... wardrobe assistant (as Elena Zajkova)
 
Editorial Department
Todor G. Todorov .... colorist
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Aaron Symonds .... composer: additional music
 
Transportation Department
Ivo Dimitrov .... driver
Rosen Dimitrov .... driver (as Rossen Dimitrov)
Tsvetozar Eftimov .... transportation captain
Emil Evtimov .... driver
Georgi Georgiev .... driver
Peter Georgiev .... driver
Vassil Georgiev .... driver
Gancho Gevurev .... driver
Krassimir Iliev .... driver
Nikolay Nachev .... driver (as Nikolay Natchev)
Vesko Ntachev .... driver (as Vesko Natchev)
Dimo Penkov .... driver
Sergej Raikov .... driver
Valentin 'Valio' Sakaliiski .... driver (as Veljo Sakalijski)
Ivo Simeonov .... driver
Petar Slavchev .... driver
Plamen Slavov .... transportation coordinator
Georgi Todorov .... driver
 
Other crew
Yves Albiez .... travel arrangements
Violeta Andonova .... set production assistant
Ivailo Genchev .... set production assistant (as Ivaylo Genchev)
Ivailo Guinovski .... craft service supervisor
Cherise Honey .... production coordinator: US
Ivan Ivanov .... craft service
Kristina Kambitova .... accountant (as Kristina Georgieva)
Adriana Kyoulevchelieva .... assistant: Mr. Stadd
Irena Lubenova .... craft service assistant
Sasho Merodiiski .... set production assistant
Bobby Michaels .... location manager (as Borislav Mihaylovsky)
Milena Mihaylova .... script supervisor
Teodora Nikolova .... production coordinator: Europe
Mariana Popova .... script supervisor: second unit
Sarkis Sarkisyan .... office production assistant: U.S.
Lora Savova .... cleaning lady
Teodora Slavcheva .... assistant production coordinator: Europe
Ivo Stajkov .... set production assistant
Boris Taskov .... set production assistant (as Bobi Taskov)
Didi Tokova .... production accountant: Europe
Aileen Trombatore .... production accountant: US
Elena Tzvetanova .... set medic (as Dr. Elena Tzvetanova)
Petar Valchanov .... key set production assistant
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for sci-fi violence
Runtime:
USA:90 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA (TV rating) | Netherlands:16 | UK:15 | USA:R (Certificate #41201) | USA:Not Rated (DVD rating)
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Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): At the beginning of the movie we are told that America's share of the 8 million people the Kulku want is 800,000. A news report then says that 650,000 people have already been picked and we're still short 300,000. That means that for some unexplained reason America's share has gone up by an extra 150,000 to 950,000 people.See more »
Quotes:
Blair:[Pointing a gun at a soldier] I honestly wouldn't move a muscle. I have anger issues I still need to resolve.
[Evil smirk]
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25 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
Man has been served; it is time To Medicate Man, 4 March 2005
Author: Brandt Sponseller from New York City

Set in the not-too-distant future, Alien Siege (aka Alien Blood) begins with faux news footage explaining Earth's troubles with an extraterrestrial race called the Kulku. It seems the Kulku have developed a strange, epidemic virus that only human chemistry can combat. So the Kulku set about acquiring the millions of humans they need to "process" in order to create a sufficient amount of medicine, which is being sent back to their planet via transport pods. Because of the Kulku's superior military abilities, the governments of the world are cooperating. Alien Siege concerns a research scientist, Stephen Chase (Brad Johnson) who is trying to protect his daughter, Heather (Erin Ross), from becoming Kulku fodder.

This film, yet another in a long line of movies made exclusively for U.S. cable's Sci-Fi Channel, seems to be really getting knocked in early reviews. That's not unusual, but it is lamentable. The Sci-Fi channel deserves accolades for its attempts to continually present interesting, original genre films to its audience. Despite occasional missteps, many of these films are quite good, and transcend their budgetary limitations. Alien Siege is no exception, providing a fascinating, well-acted and directed science-based fantasy/action story with poignant subtexts.

Similar to some other sci-fi films, from The War of the Worlds (1953) to Independence Day (1996) and even Mars Attacks! (1996), Alien Siege's extraterrestrials have launched a large-scale invasion, and have found it relatively easy to dominate humans, even though they may be little match to humans physically. However, making the film more frightening is the fact that the Kulku are so close to humans in appearance and behavior, and so rational but calculating in their motivation. This fuels one of the film's major subtexts, which is keyed to a particular line of dialogue--the Kulku consider themselves a superior kind of being to humans, and perhaps they are if measured in conventional or traditional ways. To them, their harvesting of humans is not very different than humans harvesting and/or utilizing animals for food, medical research and other kinds of experiments. Some Kulku, at least may regret the need for treating humans they way they are, but they see it as a "necessary evil" to save the dominant species.

That the humans are so ready to acquiesce fuels other, related subtexts. At first, the compliance is voluntary and utilitarian. Humans are offering themselves to the Kulku for the "greater good"--in order to avoid the Kulku killing more humans than necessary. It is assumed that the Kulku have the ability to take what they need whether it's given voluntarily or not. A major theme in the film concerns whether it's better to assent to something undesirable but seemingly insurmountable so easily, without a fight, or whether the greater good should be subject to more risk in a gambit to overcome the odds and produce a more desirable outcome. On these points alone, Alien Siege is worth watching and thinking about. This film would be a great launching pad for these issues in an ethics class.

It's even more difficult to understand the plethora of negative criticism in light of these aspects. Sci-fi literature long had a reputation for bringing up these kinds of complex philosophical issues, especially any that were the result of scientific progress and applications. Sci-fi fans have a long tradition of complaining that films have not adequately tackled that kind of material. Alien Siege arrives at the issues by way of "hard science"--a sought medical/chemical cure to an entrenched virus. It also features a protagonist who is doing hard science, and who reaches turning points in the plot through scientific means. Further, it engages in another beloved characteristic of much sci-fi literature long absent from films--recontextualizing bits of actual human history so that they fit the new, speculative/fantastic premise.

The performances in the film are fine, the direction more than competent--especially during the action sequences--if not flashy, the limited special effects are handled well and the locations are often charming and occasionally atmospheric. While Alien Siege isn't likely to win any awards, it's a quality piece of film-making that achieves what many sci-fi fans are looking for.

After reading through some other comments, it seems like many viewers are finding fault with aspects of the film related to budget. This is a Sci-Fi Channel original, not a 100 million dollar film. Of course it's not going to look like Independence Day. It seems unjust to criticize the film for not having more elaborate special effects, production design and so forth. Aspects of the film not directly related to budget--such as quality of the performances, the script, and so on--make sense to criticize in a film like this, but it's not a bad film simply because they couldn't spend 100 million on it.

It also seems worthwhile to point out, since some people seem to be forgetting, that different people have different tastes, and they often want different things from a film; they have different criteria for what makes a film good. There's not a right or wrong answer about how good a film is. The most you can hope for is to (a) read some interesting comments about the reviewer's personal take on the film and (b) glean enough factual information from a review that it enables a more educated guess whether you might like or dislike the film, based on what you know about your tastes--not based on a faulty assumption that if one human is honest and reasonably intelligent, then you're likely to have a very similar opinion on an artwork.

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