Excerpt from C21 Media 10/16/07: Victor Webster | Sands of Oblivion
Tandem rides into Japanese market
Antony Reeve-Crook 17 Oct 2007
Munich's Tandem Communications has made a brace of Japanese deals for its miniseries and adventure/event movies. At Mipcom last week, the producer and distributor of high-end minis, drama series and feature films signed up Japanese multi-media company Kadokowa Pictures for its four-hour CBS miniseries Covert One: The Hades Factor. The miniseries, starring Stephen Dorff, Mira Sorvino and Anjelica Huston, is based on Robert Ludlum's Covert One book series, for which Kadokawa's publishing subsidiary holds the Japanese rights.
"Kadokawa is the logical choice for this miniseries in Japan," said Tim Halkin, co-MD of Tandem. "They have internal synergy possibilities, which will support the event character of the programme, and we look forward to an ongoing relationship with this major player."
Tandem clinched another Japanese deal, with distributor The Klockworx, for its event movie series The Starz Fantasy Adventure Collection (4x90'). The first title in the collection, Sands of Oblivion, stars Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Victor Webster and George Kennedy, and will be ready for delivery in November.
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Excerpt from Horror Yearbook 3/7/08: Victor Webster
Sands of Oblivion (2008) Movie Review
Published by Kelsey Zukowski March 7th, 2008 in MOVIE REVIEWS (ALL) and Movie Reviews NEW (2000 & Up).
Starring: Victor Webster, Morena Boccarin, Adam Baldwin, George Kennedy
Directed By: David Flores
Written By: Jeff Coatney, Kevin VanHook
Sands of Oblivion is based on the mysteries of the making of Cecil B. DeMille’s epic tale of The Ten Commandments. It actually goes back a little further than that even to ancient Egypt, where chaos was overpowering. The monsters that were plaguing the area were locked up by the burial of an amulet. DeMille and his crew went to great lengths to recreate this atmosphere for the film set in Guadalupe, California. Mysteriously enough though, when filming had rapped up, he demanded that the set be buried. Sands of Oblivion explores why this might be through curses of ancient Egypt transferred in to 21st century California.
John Tevis (Kennedy) was a member of the crew of The Ten Commandments. He was part of the burial nearly 80 years ago and for the past 19 years he has been attempting to recover it. One thing he is specifically looking for is the amulet, which seemed to have the highest importance of all. His grandson, Mark (Webster) is now helping him on this journey. For two years, Mark was away in Iraq fighting the war. Now that he is home, he just wants to completely forget about that life. He engages himself in this search instead and is able to spend time with his grandfather in doing so. When they come to an area, where they think the set may be hidden, someone else apparently thinks this may be the case too. Anthropologist, Dr. Alice Carter (Boccarin), has a team of students helping her try to uncover the same set. She reluctantly gives them permission to dig there, since John appears to be the best hope for having any success.
Morena Boccarin was able to hold a certain level of likeability as the female lead and had good chemistry with Victor Webster. In most scenes, this isn’t even in any romantic way, just their process of working together worked well.
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