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Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)

R  |   |  Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  31 December 2010 (Canada)
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Despite being under heavy sedation, a young woman tries to make her way out of the Arboria Institute, a secluded, quasifuturistic commune.

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Despite being under heavy sedation, a young woman tries to make her way out of the Arboria Institute, a secluded, quasifuturistic commune.

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Rated R for some bloody violence, disturbing images, a graphic sexual illustration, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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31 December 2010 (Canada)  »

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Po drugiej stronie czarnej teczy  »

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CAD 1,100,000 (estimated)

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$4,957 (USA) (18 May 2012)

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$56,129 (USA) (27 July 2012)
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Barry Nyle's pills are from Benway's Pharmacy. Dr. Benway is a recurring character in the works of William S. Burroughs. See more »

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Dr. Nyle drives through the Fraser River Tunnel in Richmond, British Columbia in 1983, but the glowing yellow LED lane markers were only installed in the tunnel in the early 2000s. See more »

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Mercurio Arboria: Bring home the mother lode, Barry.
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After the end credits, there is a shot of a Sentionaut action figure lying on the floor while the distorted electronic speech that Nyle heard over the phone is audible in the background. See more »

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References THX 1138 (1971) See more »

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Angel Dust
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written by Jeffrey Dunn/Anthony Bray/Conrad Lant
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A refreshing feast for an open mind
18 March 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

OK... lets say, Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch smoked a sackful of 'Gaia Essence', a ripe ole bag of the stuff. Then, Andy Warhol dropped over with a flask full of 'Dream Mana' and the three had a right old time bouncing crazy ideas and concepts and decided after three straight days of inter-perceptionary travel, to make a movie... 'Beyond the Black Rainbow' is probably as close as you might ever get to seeing the labors from any such fictional collaboration.

I loved it. I can't wait to watch it again. If you believe you have an open mind, or consider yourself to be even remotely intelligent I would advise you to give this a chance. The devil is in the details. There is a new talent among us, and we as film fans should be grateful that someone like Panos Cosmatos has the balls to do things his way and present something that at the very least, is something f***ing different and refreshing.

I'll leave you with this, take from it what you will, I once showed one of my favorite sci fi's to a friend who is a die hard Star Wars fan, he hated it and thought it was stupid and slow; it was 'THX 1138' by George Lucas.


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