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A military special operations team, led by a CIA case officer, are on a mission in the harsh and hostile terrain of Afghanistan where they find themselves in a Middle Eastern "Bermuda Triangle" of ancient evil.

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A military special operations team, led by a CIA case officer, are on a mission in the harsh and hostile terrain of Afghanistan where they find themselves in a Middle Eastern "Bermuda Triangle" of ancient evil.

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20 Years Ago The U.S. Government Witnessed a Phenomena They Dared Not Explain See more »


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24 April 2008 (Morocco)  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$95 (USA) (6 February 2009)

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$95 (USA) (6 February 2009)
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The IR Camera that Ben uses has the same settings (.95/20/0 degrees C), day or night wherever and whenever it was used because the on-loan IR camera was dropped and broke during the filming. Then IR footage was created using video effects to resemble actual IR camera footage. (According to director Daniel Myrick). See more »

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During the failed helicopter extraction at 0:33 the team uses a couple of great techniques to make them more visible to the inbound helicopter crew. They attach "chem-lites" to their gear and with one attached to a length of chord, twirl the chem-lite into what is referred to as a "buzz-saw". The only problem - they use green chem-lites which are virtually invisible to night vision goggles the aircrews would be using. True buzz-saws and other markings are done with either red or infrared (IR) chem-lites which are very pronounced under NVGs and harder (red) or impossible(IR) to see with the naked eye. See more »

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18 August 2008 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent mid to low budget Sci-Fi/War movie. What sets this apart from typical mid to low budget sci-fi is the quality of the script/acting/pacing and locations. The soundtrack is also of high quality the music is appropriate. The sound effects are great. The bullets sound great, the explosions sound good. There is a kind of hallucinogenic scene and the sound design is very very effective.

This reminded me of Apocalypse Now in many parts. The story of a solder venturing into the unknown to find the unknown. Is this unkonwn an enemy or a friend? The similarity is also reinforced by a narration track from the main character in the form of observations on the Objective.

It's a very simple sci-fi story very told well. I was glad to have found this movie and you can tell that this was not just another production but that a lot of heart and love went into all stages of it creation.


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