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Ice from the Sun (1999)

An alternate reality encased in ice, a woman who is turned into a dimension-hopping assassin, and a wizard's apprentice who is so evil he is a common enemy to the angels in heaven and the ... See full summary »

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Eric Stanze

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Eric Stanze

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Cast overview, first billed only:
D.J. Vivona D.J. Vivona ... The Presence
Ramona Midgett Ramona Midgett ... Alison
Angela Zimmerly Angela Zimmerly ... Dana
Todd Tevlin Todd Tevlin ... Aaron
Jason Christ ... Matt
Tommy Biondo Tommy Biondo ... Keith
Joseph Palermo ... Buck (as Jo Palermo)
Tracey Hein Tracey Hein ... Pam
Jessica Dodson Jessica Dodson ... The Vision (as Jessica Wyman)
Charles Heuvelman Charles Heuvelman ... Twisted Priest
Alexander Crestwood Alexander Crestwood ... Drug Runner
Tony Bridges Tony Bridges ... Pill Pusher
Leslie A. Unterreiner Leslie A. Unterreiner ... Vikki Tonatair
Michael Bradley Michael Bradley ... Steven
Jeremy Wallace Jeremy Wallace ... Hunt 'N' Peck
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An alternate reality encased in ice, a woman who is turned into a dimension-hopping assassin, and a wizard's apprentice who is so evil he is a common enemy to the angels in heaven and the devils in hell. Written by Eric Stanze

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Depravity, Hostiliy, Insanity, and other acts of God.

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Fantasy | Horror

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1999 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Elsinore, Missouri, USA See more »

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Wicked Pixel Cinema See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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The 4.5-minute-long opening credit sequence contains 431 edits. See more »

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Referenced in On Thin Ice: The Making of 'Ice from the Sun' (1999) See more »

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Jailhouse Tattoo
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A waste in so many ways
3 January 2006 | by jor_supersidSee all my reviews

I'm not here to say this is a bad movie. Just to say that this whole film really is a waste. Bare with me here....

I just downloaded a version of this film. After hearing about it for a long time and not being able to find it. From what I herd it was a "trippy gore fantasy containing religious aspects" it still seems very interesting. And as I herd more and more about the film and its story I was even more in a hurry to see it.

The opening was very dull and would mark the quality of the rest of the movie. What do I mean? The fact that it was shot in super 8, the black and white was as expected very nice to look at. The parts of the movie that were shot in color were horrible and I don't mean just top look at but the acting, the sound, everything. It was as it was made, by some guy in a basement. You could hear all the background noise, scratches and at some points I think I herd talking and people dropping things. But I could be wrong.

The actors were for lack of a better word bad. As I watched them force out there lines against the horrible shaking camera (another really horrible flaw) the lead woman played by Ramona Midgett was the worst part. She acted as good as she looked. which is not insult to her as much as a criticism of the work she did, if she would have done the same work in a better production it would not be as bad, as the quality of her scene were 90% of the color segments. As with the phrase "two wrongs don't make a right" The only good acting was that of Charles Heuvelman the Twisted Priest in the Movie Theater and Alexander Crestwood the Drug Runner. As you could tell they had experience in there craft or at least an understanding. Angela Zimmerly ('Dana' in the film) was the best of the central cast as she able to show a calmness and emotion that made her character. as the others more or less seemed to be just friends of the filmmakers inserted into rolls.

The acting, filming, sound and choice to use color is the worst elements of the film. Which I must say is around 50% of the movie. The other half is very well done and to me on par with a lot of indie cinema. As the black and white looked nice, and or consisted of very nicely crafted editing.

Further more the editing was great, as were most of the special effects. This is the only good thing about the movie. The people involved should be proud of that. As it was the only place there was talent. Theses areas are the only reason in my mind to watch the film.

I feel the film should have been filmed in black and white and possibly dubbed in studio. or just have been put togehter from all the special effects and edits, etc. as it would have made a very nice to watch art film. A perfect example was the 4.5-minute-long opening credit sequence. As I could not take my eyes of the screen. At the moment I felt was watching a good music video, but even that had its flaws because it seemed abet out of place in the movie.

The finished product is not a very good film, it has its good moments but the all around quality of half the film is just bad. This puzzles me because the other half was very nice to watch. There's is too much give and take in the film. It's like a visual Ying-Yang, you are either mesmerized buy the sheer beauty or horrified but the over all quality of the aspects involved. It's the flawed parts that anchor the film into being a bad piece of work. This saddens me because I really gave the film a chance, and it has some really good moments and parts to the story. Eric Stanze the director/writer/ etc has talent this film does prove that but it's also now my prime example of how a flawed film, can be overall bad as a whole.

Bottom line.

Should have stayed a home movie.

(At least in the form it's presented)


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