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« on: November 19, 2012, 04:25:07 AM »

I just came across this movie, soon to be released by Magnet, but apparently made in 2010.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beyond_the_Black_Rainbow

The trailer looks particularly cool!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1ertVYn750

The wiki article says that Pan Cosmatos used to look at the horror videos in the video store, but since he was not allowed to watch them as a child, would instead imagine what they would be like.  I did something very similar, writing my own versions of movies based on the blurbs I saw on the backs of the boxes.

Has anyone seen this?  Is it any good?
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2012, 10:47:17 AM »

My friend Alex reviewed it for my site and liked it (at least the visuals): http://366weirdmovies.com/list-candidate-beyond-the-black-rainbow-2010/. It's already out on DVD. I have a screener copy sitting in a pile.
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2012, 10:37:55 AM »

I like Cosmatos's concept "to create a film that is a sort of imagining of an old film that doesn’t exist." Due to his exsperiences going to 'video addict' (I asume is a movie store) and looking at tittle and the covers... Don't judge a book by it's cover? But when Cosmatos did it for VHS covers He came up with some interesting ideas it seems. :)

The trailer makes the film seem like it has an interesting blend off styles. I will have to check it out just to see it. Even if I do not like it. It still seems like it is worth a look.
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2014, 09:12:41 PM »

I actually really enjoyed this film for its incredibly strong stylistically 80s approach with an old synth soundtrack and trippy dystopian feel to it. The pace might have been a tad slow for a lot of people but I think that allowed some very intense scenes.

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I like Cosmatos's concept "to create a film that is a sort of imagining of an old film that doesn’t exist."

Reading this actually made its style make a lot more sense to me. Anyway worth a bump for anyone who digs stuff like this
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2014, 08:34:59 PM »

On a whim, I went to a shop recently to see if it was available, and was fortunate to discover a copy for only $6!  While I enjoyed the cinematography, soundtrack and overall feel of the movie, I was a bit disappointed by the plot and the way it all came to a conclusion.  The plot changed too abruptly and ended without a real sense of satisfaction.  I'm rather glad that I was able to get it for a bargain price.

By comparison with another indie science fiction movie with slow pacing and barely comprehensible plotline, I much prefer Upstream Color by Shane Carruth.
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