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Sirius on Digital Download and DVD

Monday, 09 March 2015 09:20 Written by 

Sirius - on DVD and Digital Download“Sirius” is a crowd-funded, feature-length documentary that explores a broad range of topics including UFOs, alien autopsies, the military-industrial complex and ground-breaking scientific research into new methods of propulsion and energy generation. It is fronted by Dr Steven Greer, founder of the Centre for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CSETI) and The Disclosure Project, and narrated by actor Thomas Jane.

Ostensibly the movie deals with the autopsy of the Atacama skeleton, a six-inch, well-preserved being discovered in the desert in 2003. In between footage of the alien-esque body being examined by experts, the documentary also gives a lot of background on Greer and his associates, their work to encourage governments to release secret files on UFOs and technology, and the methods they employ for attempting to make contact with alien civilisations.

As someone who is highly sceptical about many of these subjects, and yet also somebody who finds it hard to believe there is not any other life out there in the universe, I found the film to be fascinating, accessible and professionally produced. Greer comes across as an open, intelligent man with nothing to hide and honourable intensions.

As the documentary explains, Greer's life has often been extremely difficult and yet he has pressed on, unrelenting in his pursuit of the truth and his interests. Whether you believe none, some or all of the revelations contained in the film is probably secondary to its mission to engender an enquiring mind, questioning whether everything we think we know and are told by the media is true or simply what others want us to believe.

The movie makes extensive use of archive footage of potential UFO sightings, and TV broadcasts of speeches by the likes of President Dwight Eisenhower and other prominent military and academic people who have pondered the existence of aliens, and warned about shady government cover-ups. These excerpts give the film some weight and credibility.

If you have even the slightest interest in this kind of thing then I have no hesitation in recommending "Sirius". Those with a lot of knowledge in these fields will probably know it all already but for the more casual observer it is an excellent, slickly-produced one-stop-shop, a primer to help launch you into more in-depth research.

 “Sirius” (2013) is available now on digitial download and DVD, courtesy of Matchbox Films. The main feature has a running time of 110 minutes approx., carries a ‘15’ certificate and retails for £15.99 (on DVD), or less from