MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,734 this week

Sands of Oblivion (2007)

TV Movie  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  28 July 2007 (USA)
3.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.6/10 from 1,125 users  
Reviews: 17 user | 17 critic

In 1923 legendary film director Cecil B. DeMille finished the epic film _Ten Commandments, The (1923)_. After filming was completed, he bulldozed the sets into the Guadalupe Sand Dunes of ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $4.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 27 titles
created 06 Nov 2010
 
a list of 27 titles
created 22 Sep 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 27 Nov 2011
 
a list of 38 titles
created 02 Nov 2013
 
a list of 27 titles
created 08 Feb 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sands of Oblivion (TV Movie 2007)

Sands of Oblivion (TV Movie 2007) on IMDb 3.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sands of Oblivion.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Dan Kay
Stars: Brad Beyer, Morena Baccarin, Jordan Gelber
Death in Love (2008)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The devastating legacy of a liaison between a concentration camp inmate and a Nazi doctor reflects on the lives of her sons.

Director: Boaz Yakin
Stars: Josh Lucas, Jacqueline Bisset, Lukas Haas
Adventure | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Set in the Grand Canyon, a team of Smithsonian researchers have stumbled across a lost walled Aztec city guarded by some evil spirits, including a "great flying serpent of death." As days ... See full summary »

Director: Farhad Mann
Stars: Michael Shanks, Shannen Doherty, JR Bourne
Ancient Egyptians (TV Series 2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Each of the four separate episodes -rather independent chapters- presents some of the findings of Egyptology, largely in the form of realistically presented docudrama, a splendid spectacle ... See full summary »

Stars: Bernard Hill, Alain Aswani, Ron Fehmiu
Control Factor (TV Movie 2003)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

An average everyman discovers he's the unwitting target of an ultra secret domestic black-op centering on mind control.

Director: Nelson McCormick
Stars: Adam Baldwin, Elizabeth Berkley, Tony Todd
Malevolent (2015)
Animation

In order to save her siblings, a young woman takes on her father and the powerful entity known as Gamemaster, who ensnares humans into diabolical plots while her species gambles on the outcome.

Director: Jason Axinn
Stars: Morena Baccarin, Bill Moseley, Ray Wise
Heartland I (TV Series 2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Heart surgeon Nathaniel Grant's dedication to his work takes a toll on his health and his relationships.

Stars: Treat Williams, Kari Matchett, Chris William Martin
Back in the Day I (2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Sometimes in order to move forward, you have to go back. And in this raunchy comedy, Jim Owens does just that when he heads home for his high school reunion. In an attempt to relive the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Rosenbaum
Stars: Morena Baccarin, Emma Caulfield, Jay R. Ferguson
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

From Ancient Greece to the frozen North, rulers have always needed their elite troops. Each episode details the intricate complexity of the elite troops who performed the assassination missions and how they worked.

Directors: Nick Davidson, Adrian Musto
Stars: Kumud Pant, Murtaza Arif, Max Bracey
Look Again (TV Movie 2011)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Just as her life is coming together, a young woman experiences a terrible tragedy when her boyfriend is murdered by an intruder from whom the woman herself barely escapes. The police ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Marc Piché
Stars: Morena Baccarin, Paul Christie, Sadie LeBlanc
Starquest II (Video 1996)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  
Director: Fred Gallo
Stars: Adam Baldwin, Robert Englund, Duane Davis
Kristuksen morsian (TV Movie 2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Kari Paljakka
Stars: Iida Kuningas, Niina Koponen, Miitta Sorvali
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Alice Carter
...
Jesse Carter
...
Mark
...
John Tevis
...
Jamie
...
Ira
...
Kristina Sisco ...
Meagan
...
Young Producer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Kemper Armani ...
Archaeologist
...
Tommy
...
Heather
...
Henry Dankwah ...
Egyptian Soldier
Melissa Di Meglio ...
Field Reporter
Edit

Storyline

In 1923 legendary film director Cecil B. DeMille finished the epic film _Ten Commandments, The (1923)_. After filming was completed, he bulldozed the sets into the Guadalupe Sand Dunes of the central California coast. Hi reasons for doing so were very mysterious. This story gives an explanation as to why he did it. There was actually a legitimate Egyptian artifact amongst the props but they didn't know which one was trapping the spirit of an Egyptian avenging god. Mysterious murders and accidents while making the film brings things back to the surface today and it starts all over again. Written by anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 July 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Maldição do Deserto  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Mark: That was just a walking meat puppet.
See more »

Connections

References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
What a Great Idea, But........
30 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Over the years I've seen some pretty decent story ideas that the SciFi Channel has used as a basis for original films. They've usually gone to the bad because the money and/or skill needed to make them A quality entertainment just wasn't there.

THE SANDS OF OBLIVION gives them the chance to mess up not a good idea but a potentially awesome one that could have been as exciting as THE MUMMY or RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. Unfortunately, the great idea just fizzles out.

The basis of the story is that when Cecil B. DeMille made the original, silent THE TEN COMMANDMENTS the studio bulldozed the elaborate sets in the California desert instead of recycling the lumber and other building materials. It seems that there had been genuine Egyptian artifacts used in the set and something Very Bad had been unleashed.

In the present day people are digging up the old desert location, and Something Bad is once again free to roam the Earth.

The cast is adequate to the job, and the special effects are really pretty decent. But the script and direction are uneven, and the film never finds a consistent tone. It veers into comedy and seems to disregard the numerous people killed by the newly unleashed monster. Near the end there's a dune buggy race that's professionally filmed but seems to have been cut in from another movie.

The original TEN COMMANDMENTS had a segment set in contemporary times (the 1920's) concerning the building of a cathedral with substandard material and the tragedy of putting cost and convenience in too high a position. A similar theme could have been developed with the lumber, which would be very well preserved in a desert climate.

THE SANDS OF OBLIVION is certainly worth watching, but the main thing I kept thinking was what might have been.


37 of 44 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Worst movie... ever? sights0d
Citizen Kane rhea_princess73
Jayne and Innara? volcanic_jack
Movie Premise DannyC39
Freemasons and pyramids? mwerner6
Sci-Fi's Best Zantara Xenophobe
Discuss Sands of Oblivion (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?