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VHS releases included a lengthy dream sequence featuring a girl in a sprawling inn who was taunting Eric. This scene was actually the short film Come to Me Softly (1988), which the distributors inserted into the movie to pad the running time. It was removed when the film was issued on DVD. See more »
Beyond Dream's Door is a work of fiction and bears no similarities to real characters or events in your world at any point in the past, future or anywhere in between. See more »
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Proof that you don't need millions to make a decent film.
I love seeing low-budget and NO-budget films rise above their limitations and succeed in becoming something greater than merely watchable. "BEYOND DREAM'S DOOR" is such a film, one that presents an intelligent and engaging story with enough resourcefulness and fecund imagination to make the shortcomings of a meager budget far less obvious. Sure, some of the special effects are on the hokey side(but wonderfully gross!), and the acting is fairly amateurish...but don't let forgivable flaws hold you back from enjoying this wild, surreal tale of a young man being relentlessly tormented by his nightmares, both in sleep and awake. Things are far more complex within the story, but let's save good surprises for viewing time.
Seven out of ten stars...I'm not boiling over with the enthusiasm of other reviewers here, but I was pleasantly surprised with this film.
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