9 January 2013 12:10 PM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Beyond The Black Rainbow easily found a place in my favorite films of 2012. It's a singular, deliberate journey, one not wholly clear, but a total experience. I loved Panos Cosmatos' strange dream and cinephile collectors of the weird and wonderful who did as well are free to get very excited. Mondo Video, who previously released Canadian oddities Things and Sledgehammer is bringing the science fiction film to genre's beloved dead format tomorrow, January 10.

Fantastic artist and frequent Mondo collaborator Jay Shaw worked on neato packaging (below). He explains, "I love Beyond the Black Rainbow. From the very first frame it is a film dripping with style and mood. Writer Director Panos Cosmatos clearly has an affection for the filmmaking aesthetic of Michael Mann, Stanley Kubrick and David Cronenberg but here he creates something entirely unique and beautiful. Set in a fictional 1983, the story concerns a young girl named Elena »


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