of the Blue
By Kate Miller:
- A film by james Fox, Tim Coleman and Boris Zubov
- Produced by FCZ Media
- Price: $24.95
- Running Time: 94 Minut
by Peter Coyote, Out of the Blue: The definitive investigation
of the UFO phenomenon , won Best UFO Documentary in
a Long Subject at last years 11th International
UFO Congress and Film Festival (see UFO Magazine, May 2002)
plus the prestigious Peoples Award vote
from Congress delegates.
Those from who attended its premier at Laughlin got to see
it there first, of course, but having watched Out of the
Blue at long last for myself (the review copy arrived only
recently) and having been enthralled from start to finish,
I cant help but wonder what the marketing and distribution
people at FCZ Media have been doing these past 12 month.
Why, for example, didnt they enter it in last Septembers
2002 UFO Magazine Awards? It would not only have stood an
excellent chance of picking up an Award (according to informed
sources), but the publicity that goes with it.
Renowned US skeptics did get to see it, however, including
Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic magazine and a contributing
Editor and Monthly Columnist on Scientific American.
Shermer had this to say in his review of Out of the Blue:
With what seems like an almost illimitable supply
of documentaries on UFOs one begins to wonder what else
can be said of these elusive craft. Out of the Blue breaks
out of the paradigmatic mold and emerges as one of the very
best films ever produced on this, one of the most interesting
subjects in the history of science.
Although I remain skeptical that alien intelligence
have visited Earth (until someone can produce for me an
alien spacecraft or body), I am convinced by sound reasoning
and logic that we are not alone in the galaxy.
Thus, Out of the Blue touches on one of the most intriguing
questions any of us can ask ourselves: are we alone?
Through a series of exclusive interviews with high-ranking
military and government personnel, Out of the Blue supports
the theory that some UFOs could be of extraterrestrial origin.
Admiral of the Fleet and former Chief of Defence Staff,
The Lord Hill Norton, analyses the Rendlesham Forest incident,
where a UFO was seen close to the adjoining bases at RAF
Woodbridge and Bentwaters.
Apollo astronaut, Edgar Mitchell, expresses his concern
over a covert group that has escaped government oversight,
obscuring the knowledge and evidence of ET craft from the
Russian cosmonaut Pavel Papovich and members of the Russian
military divulge their knowledge of UFOs with unprecedented
A visual effects supervisor from George Lucas
Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) scrutinizes some of the
most compelling video footage of a flying saucer
shot in broad daylight.
Additional interviews were obtained after Laughlin and later
added to the video. These include: Dr. Bob Jacobs, on how
a UFO disabled an Atlas missile launch; and Brigadier General
Steven Lovekin, on how President Eisenhower was kept out
of the loop. Also, in the DVD version of Out of the Blue,
there is an additional interview with John Podesto, President
Clintons former Chief of Staff, in which he talks
about the need to declassify UFO material and release it
to the public.
Out of the Blue is a gripping documentary, probably one
of the best on this subject to come out of the United States
in many-a-year. But the frustrating thing is that until
it really comes out by that I mean distributed
to countries outside the US either as a video for
retail or broadcast on TV, then the vast majority of people
reading this review, and who would like to see it for themselves,
are going to have a frustrating wait.
However, after Graham W. Birdsall spoke with an FCZ Media
representative , they have ensured that UK readers can now
order the film over the internet from the Out of the Blue
website. The price is $24.95 (VHS PAL same price
for video cassette or DVD version) plus $4.95 shipping.
major "5 Star" review
OF THE BLUE
is featured in UFO Magazine published in the U.K.: