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Battle OF Los Angeles on SYFY one day after Battle: Los Angeles Opens

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Posted by: Matt McGloin, Editor/Publisher
created 02/13/2011 - 12:12pm, updated 03/12/2011 - 9:58pm

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Wanna save yourself 40 bucks?

Well, the SYFY channel is showing the sci-fi alien invasion movie, Battle of Los Angeles, on March 12th!

Stay home, make your own popcorn, sit back and relax in your favorite recliner as you watch - Kel Mitchell and Nia Peeples battle aliens?

Huh?

Sorry, this isn't Battle: Los Angeles which hits theaters on March 11th, starring Aaron Eckhart and Michelle Rodriguez! This is one of those "mockbusters" where they try to capitalize off the name of a similar big budget project, but can't get into any legal troubles over using the name (you will see a couple - or more - Thor movies hit when Marvel Studios releases their own version).

Battle OF Los Angeles (caps my own) is a straight to DVD sci-fi flick due out March 15th and the SYFY channel is airing this as a special on March 12th at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central.

Here's the synopsis via DreadCentral:

In February, 1942, US forces engaged an unidentified flying object above Los Angeles. Now, almost 70 years later, the alien invaders have returned.

The director, Mark Atkins, also told Dread Central the following:

"Certain sequences will employ a mix of comic book style action and cinema-verite sequences and to expect more than one variety of extraterrestrial invader."

Sounds pretty good! I'll have to check it out.

Now go check out the official trailer!

For more info and image stills head on over to the official site: http://www.theasylum.cc/product.php?id=182.

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