Beyond the Black Rainbow

Beyond the Black Rainbow

DVD - 2012
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Set in the 80s; a young, mute woman is kept captive and sedated in a secluded compound by drugs and a mind control sadistic leader, manages to escape her confinement. As she tries to escape the compound, obviously hindered by lack of communication skills and terror of the search by her captors & guardians of the compound she has no one to trust, no one to help her.
Publisher: [United States] : Magnet, 2012
Branch Call Number: DVD BEYOND
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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ScorchingSun
Feb 03, 2015

A truly crappy film.
Rambling, moronic dialogue. Long, static, non-moving camera shots pretending to be sophisticated and arty (like "2001, A Space Odyssey") but came across as just plain silly.
I had a gigantic 30 minute yawn, then had to fast forward the rest before my mind melted.

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wrath231
Oct 27, 2014

Almost incomprehensible from the outset..I agree with many reviewers out there that BtBR would have been better off as a short film. Too many scenes in this movie felt far too drawn out and somewhat plodding. Visually the movie is indeed interesting , and the soundtrack was particulary well done. But be warned, this is more of "arty" movie , and will require patience upon viewing.

aaa5756 Oct 26, 2013

Nothing new in this movie as far as special effects that we haven’t seen 1000 times before. The movie was very cheaply made cheaply acted also in other words, it was a dumb movie.

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i_am
Oct 17, 2013

'Beyond the Black Rainbow' is a mind-bending science fiction film which will be appreciated by those who like their films surreal and dream-like with a dash of psychedelic thrown in (such as 2001: A Space Odyssey; Stalker; Dark City; THX1138; Altered States; Solaris etc). This is film-making at its most cerebral and sublime. With brilliant cinematography, stunning soundtrack and a vivid imagination, this film would have made Stanley Kubrick and David Cronenberg proud. If you don't worry too much about plots, logic and explanations and love cinema more for the right mood, strange characters, high quality visuals and soundtrack, which combine to make a strong impression, then prepare to be spell-bound.

lasertravis Jun 27, 2013

This was a tough one to rate. I feel like I will likely watch it again (which I will generally give 4 stars) but it just wasn't good enough to even give 3 1/2. This movie looks great if you like the late 70's/early 80's sci-fi/horror look. The soundtrack is awesomely 80's synth. There is very little dialogue. the movie moves at a snails pace. The story isn't all that good. The male lead is creepy and effective. Trippy.

GeoffAbel Apr 21, 2013

Watch the trailer 1st - this will give you a better idea of whether or not it's for you. I loved it - except for the ending which was simply tragic. It's a huge nod to the Kubrick-style sci-fi of the late 60's and 70's and it accomplishes this goal extremely well. Definitely check it out - but it's definitely not for everyone.

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brianlee76
Apr 21, 2013

This is the first time in my life that I turned off a video after only watching 10 minutes of it.... agree with JLouie... total waste of time. Do not watch.

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JLouie
Jan 22, 2013

bore, waste of time .

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