Beyond the Black Rainbow


After a while, I started hallucinating, and developed a tumor. I believe the visions caused the tumor, and not the other way around.

I mentioned this movie in my last movie post, but it bears repeating because I seem to have watched it like three and a half times now. It's... really slow. And creepy. And slow. And doesn't make a whole lot of sense. But the feel of it, and the score, are both amazing. I tried to make some friends watch it, and an hour and a half in, they said, "There's thirty more minutes of this? What the hell is wrong with you??"

But I can't stop looking at it. And I'm pretty sure it has given me a brain tumor.

There's only one possible explanation for this. This movie contains the Videodrome subcarrier signal.

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5 Responses:

  1. Thank goodness someone is making Cronenberg films now that he isn't making any himself. Indeed, they seem to be a growth industry.

    But how are you watching it? I'm envious because I cannot find it on DVD anywhere.

    • amkelly says:

      From what I can tell it's gotten a limited release in some places, (it's been moving around to festivals but was picked up for distribution earlier this year I think) and presumably SF has one of those limited releases.

      A few movie time websites list a release date of May 18th, 2012, when presumably it gets a wider release.

  2. cryptomail says:

    Not to get too much on my knees, but thanks for being my personal content stylist.

  3. Owen says:

    Yes! I just saw this at a midnight showing and it broke my brain. ok and I also almost fell asleep, but it was sort of a lulling, hypnotic state. It also has fewer anachronisms than some movies actually made in 1983.

  4. plums says:

    Watched this just now and it was amazing. Except the last bit, but presumably that's meant to represent the director starting to come down off of his trip? Anyhow very hypnotic overall. Supposedly it's playing in local theatres (Toronto) next weekend, time to see if I can wrangle anyone into coming with me who won't give me a "What the hell is wrong with you??" Might be a hard sell.

    Also I didn't think it was that creepy while I was watching it... except when it was over I noticed both my stomach and jaw were sore from clenching them.

    I kind of just want to play it again right now...