• Steven Adam Renkovish

    ★★★★★ Added by Steven Adam Renkovish

    In this wonderfully baffling debut film from director Panos Cosmatos, a young woman with telekinetic powers is held captive by a mad doctor in a Kubrickian new age institute. The time is 1983. Through a series of psychedelic flashbacks, we witness the circumstances which led to the doctor's mental and emotional breakdown, as well as the young lady's captivity. To reveal anything more than that would be impossible, but one thing is for certain: fans of films such as Altered…

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  • Gabriella

    ★★★★★ Added by Gabriella

    ZERO PLOT. 100% ASTHETIC. No story, no character development, just creepy 80'S synths, glowy red lights, pyramids, lizard man, lots of whit rooms. *excessive use of ancient aliens hand motion* I loved it 10/10 just kick back, pop some acid and get ready to activate ur penial gland.

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  • Derek Godin

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Derek Godin 04 Oct, 2015

    Still a singular bongwater brew of a quarter-century's worth of headtrip genre movies. I first rated this at 4.5, but this movie hits too many of my cinematic pleasure centres for it to not get the full five: spit-shined modernism, big bold primary/secondary colours (limited colour palettes appeal to my colourblindness), geometrical shapes, druggy crossfades, oozy practical effects, cranked-to-11 sonic and visual textures, a prog-tastic keyboard rig, the evil men do in search of Enlightenment, high-contrast film, Francis Bacon-esque art-film…

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  • Joe

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Joe 03 Oct, 2015

    "How are you feeling?"

    Third time seeing this in as many years, still feel no closer to unlocking many of its mysteries. This time around it did vibrate louder along at least one thematic line for me - it strikes me that it's all about being imprisoned by feelings, trapped in an emotional echo-chamber and eventually breaking out, but into what I don't know. My favorite part about it though is still how it waits until the last ten minutes…

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  • Andy Lunn

    ★★★★★ Watched by Andy Lunn 07 Aug, 2015

    I'd been itching to see this for some time, but a UK release wasn't forthcoming. I then found out that I could get a second hand region 1 copy for just over 6 quid shipped. I thought, why not?

    Will six British pounds every be spent so wisely again? What a wonderful, bonkers treat for the senses. To be honest, I'll need to watch it again to get my head round it, and offer a proper review. For now, I remain in awe and extremely pleased that movies like this are still made today.

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  • Jack Keane

    ★★★★★ Watched by Jack Keane 12 Aug, 2015 4

    "Bring home the mother lode, Barry..."

    ***

    I still remember the days when I went into Blockbuster Video as a kid.

    I loved every rare excursion we had there.
    I loved the smell of the place.
    The patterns on the carpet.
    The film clips playing on the TV's hanging from the ceilings.
    The cardboard corner where the sweets, soda and popcorn were displayed.

    Most of all, I loved wandering through the aisles, gazing at the covers of all the weird…

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  • tttaub

    ★★★★★ Watched by tttaub 30 May, 2015

    Ketamine caught on film. Congrats.

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  • SmokingPizza

    ★★★★★ Added by SmokingPizza

    Pass the Bong and settle in. It's gonna be a wild ride.

    But really I love the colors & score in this film.

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  • autre

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by autre 17 Jan, 2015

    I keep re-watching this film in moments of existential fatigue.

    Somehow, this and Only God Forgives are a vitamin shot to my 21st century film dismay...

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  • MrPootytang

    ★★★★★ Watched by MrPootytang 08 Oct, 2014

    Beyond the Black Rainbow is congeneric to a drug-induced journey of the mind. Panos Cosmatos' masterstroke is sui generis with its heavy use of red and its gloomy atmosphere. I was fascinated by the abstract and artistic style of this movie, it's far from the norm to its neighbors in the sci-fi genre. It borrows ideas and abstruse concepts from the bizarre of 80's, it's all very appealing and comes together nicely. The soundtrack is amazing and precisely fitting, it…

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  • Kayla Placencio

    ★★★★★ Added by Kayla Placencio

    This exceeded all expectations. Exactly what I crave in a film ambitious, creative, without apology.

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  • Just Blake

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Just Blake 17 Jul, 2014

    Wow!

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