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Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)

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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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Panos Cosmatos

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Panos Cosmatos
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Cast

Cast overview:
Michael J Rogers ... Barry Nyle (as Michael Rogers)
Eva Bourne ... Elena (as Eva Allan)
Scott Hylands ... Dr. Mercurio Arboria
Rondel Reynoldson ... Margo
Marilyn Norry ... Rosemary Nyle
Gerry South ... Skinny Hesher
Chris Gauthier ... Fat Hesher
Sara Stockstad Sara Stockstad ... Anna Arboria
Roy Campsall Roy Campsall ... Sentionaut
Geoffrey Conder Geoffrey Conder ... Mutant
Colombe Meighan Colombe Meighan ... Baby Elena
Ryley Zinger Ryley Zinger ... Unmasked Sentionaut (as Riley Zinger)
Vincente Rodriguez Lima Vincente Rodriguez Lima ... Mexican DJ
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Storyline

Spanning over two decades of research and innovation from the 1960s to the early-1980s, the Arboria Institute--a secluded New Age commune and a state-of-the-art research facility--and the pill-popping psychiatrist, Dr Barry Nyle, are particularly interested in their newest specimen: the female patient, Elena. To begin to understand her mind-boggling telekinetic and telepathic abilities, the demented doctor keeps Elena heavily sedated and in a constant catatonic state; however, her capabilities are unfathomable. What are Dr Nyle's deeper intentions? In the end, could the institute's utopian doctrine be flawed after all? Written by Nick Riganas

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Beyond Science. Beyond Sanity. Beyond Control.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Feature debut for actress Eva Allan. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Barry Nyle: [Imagining himself] You have done so good.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

References The Keep (1983) See more »

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Angel Dust
performed by Venom
written by Jeffrey Dunn/Anthony Bray/Conrad Lant
published by Notting Hill Music (BMI)
courteous of Universal Records/Sanctuary
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Great Visuals - Lost Identity - A Tale Of Two Halves
7 October 2012 | by djuleezSee all my reviews

I went into this with no expectation whatsoever, so the first 40-50 minutes were amazing and original with bags of style conjuring an eager anticipation for what lay ahead for what appeared to be a low budgeter Sci-Fi/thriller that could definitely compete. However, the style soon became monotonous and predictable, ultimately undoing everything that had come before with its lack of progression. Editing was also exceptionally poor, where long drawn out episodes that worked so well in, say, the original version of "Solaris" or "2001", overstepped its original boldness by becoming irritating in the tiresome second half. But what appeared to be original and innovative was to become it's worst enemy - with so many options made available in the first half - the second half was a miserable let down. Any notion of this being a cerebral thriller utterly forsaken for....well....not a lot at the end of the day....with a its only goal to meet its mildly intriguing final shot.

I so want to recommend this for its brave and fresh (if derivative) approach, but - as a movie in its complete format - it was a very poor.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond the Black Rainbow See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD1,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,957, 20 May 2012

Gross USA:

$56,491

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,491
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Company Credits

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Chromewood Productions See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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