Alien Autopsy (2006)

Two bright young lads from Britain set off to America to purchase Elvis memorabilia for their business back home. What they find, instead, is video evidence of an alien autopsy that was taken by a combat photographer who was on site at Roswell, New Mexico in July, 1947. The two return to England to find out that their $30,000 investment has been completely destroyed in transportation, leaving them with nothing but an enormous debt owed to their shifty financier. In a desperate attempt to save themselves, Ray and Gary come up with the idea to recreate the footage that Ray had seen to show their backer, but they could never have anticipated the film's reaction... Their elaborate hoax is a complete success, and after repaying their loan in full, Ray and Gary set up what they assume will be a small screening of the film in order to make a little extra money for their troubles. The result would be one of this century's greatest controversies, and one that continues to be debated by critics and skeptics to this very day.

ALIEN AUTOPSY stars British television's Ant and Dec (Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly) as the eccentric team behind the hoax who hire on a documentary filmmaker to help them retell their amazing tale. Bill Pullman joins them as the doubtful man behind the camera that is slowly drawn into their story along with the disbelieving audience. The only thing that is more incredible than the alien footage, itself, is the duo's crazy journey around the world promoting their 'restored' version of the film, while making hundreds of thousands of dollars in the process. Ant and Dec pull off the roles splendidly by playing it straight and allowing the absurdity of the true events to bring out the humor naturally. Writer William Davies also worked directly alongside the real life Ray Santilli and Gary Shoefield to ensure the authenticity of the events as they occurred. While moments in the film have obviously been exaggerated for comic effect, the overall spirit of their story remains intact. ALIEN AUTOPSY always maintains Ray's assertions that the original footage that he had viewed back in 1992 was real, and that the resulting film was accurate to the material that was destroyed. Director Jonny Campbell has turned the boys' story into a smart, witty, and highly entertaining docudrama that is sure to appeal to UFO enthusiasts the world over!

Rating: 8/10.

If you liked ALIEN AUTOPSY, check out:
EVIL ALIENS, BEHIND THE MASK, THE LAST EXORCISM.

4 comments:

  1. That sounds like a decent alien film. For a completely-awful one, check out my second review of February. It's going to hurt...me, mostly.

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  2. You watched a bad alien movie without me??

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  3. You will not be complaining when you hear what it's about.

    If it makes you feel any better, there are three of them. Feel free to watch the last two and save me the trouble. :-)

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