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David_lees (David_lees)
Username: David_lees

Registered: 12-2011
Posted From: 92.22.4.197
Posted on Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 10:06 pm:   

If this trailer was any more 80's miners would start striking outside your house as you watched it. The score gives me shivers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWF0bBKhe6o

"Deep within the mysterious Arboria Institute, a disturbed and beautiful girl (Eva Allan) is held captive by a doctor in search of inner peace. Her mind controlled by a sinister technology. Silently, she waits for her next session with deranged therapist Dr. Barry Nyle (Michael Rogers). If she hopes to escape, she must journey through the darkest reaches of The Institute... but Nyle wonʼt easily part with his most gifted and dangerous creation."
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John Llewellyn Probert (John_l_probert)
Username: John_l_probert

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.131.60.216
Posted on Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 11:53 pm:   

Oh wow this looks great. And even if it's awful it'll still be great, just in a different way.

To make it really authentic it needs to be dubbed and released in pan and scan on VHS
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Protodroid (Protodroid)
Username: Protodroid

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 109.79.0.14
Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 12:46 am:   

Mid-late '70s surely?
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John Llewellyn Probert (John_l_probert)
Username: John_l_probert

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.131.60.216
Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 10:17 am:   

I actually thought early-mid 70s!
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Protodroid (Protodroid)
Username: Protodroid

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 109.79.113.108
Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 12:03 pm:   

Ha. I'll just bet David was born around 1975 and JLP around 1965.
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John Llewellyn Probert (John_l_probert)
Username: John_l_probert

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.131.60.216
Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 12:05 pm:   

Very close, Mr Proto!
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Mbfg (Mbfg)
Username: Mbfg

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.1.124.14
Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 01:08 pm:   

You young scamps! Reminds me of when I was 70,back in 1969...

Cheers
Terry
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Joel (Joel)
Username: Joel

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 2.24.27.153
Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 01:27 pm:   

Type, wind-up, or another Joseph Curwen? I'm scared now.
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Joel (Joel)
Username: Joel

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 2.24.27.153
Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 01:27 pm:   

'Typo' I meant, sorry.
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David_lees (David_lees)
Username: David_lees

Registered: 12-2011
Posted From: 92.22.4.197
Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 01:46 pm:   

1978 actually, so my exposure to a lot of horror was in the 80's, which is why I equate any oldish horror with that decade I guess :-)
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.199.129
Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 02:51 pm:   

>>Ha. I'll just bet David was born around 1975 and JLP around 1965.<<

By that reckoning, I'll probably think the trailer is a bit 60's!
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Craig (Craig)
Username: Craig

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 99.126.164.88
Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 04:55 pm:   

Yes, it seems to promise so much... sadly, here's one actual viewer's review, from imdb:

Failed Art School Experiment, 24 April 2011
Author: jonathan-36-751735 from United States
I had the misfortune to see this at the Tribeca Film Festival. The director introduced the film as something that he thought was a "funny piece". Then he ran away. It would have paid to take the hint and walk out at that point.

Black Rainbow is a movie with no plot, no purpose, and no direction. It is little more than a series of visual vignettes, each subjected to another filter or plug-in from whatever editing software was used to produce it.

The movie, such as it is, could have been contained within a 15 minutes short. The visual style is best described as created by someone that hates their audience.

Worse, the technical proficiency of whoever produced it is rather poor. For example, the annoying "film grain" effect that was used throughout actually slows down during slow-motion scenes, and sometimes stops entirely. This would be impossible with actual film grain, and indicates that whoever did the post-production was no greater a talent than the director.

How did this piece of drek get into such an esteemed festival? Seems that the director is a Hollywood scion of sorts. Clearly, talent isn't a genetic trait.


Perhaps this viewer missed the whole point? Regardless, however, it does signal: the technology has arrived to the non-uber-wealthy inside Hollywood filmmaker (more importantly, greenlighter!) to create something like this. I've long been waiting for someone to do, say, a spot-on homage to the spaghetti horror film, something of quality... something truly Argento-esque, rather than Argento's own humorless self-parodies of late... could this be a herald of good things to come?...
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Protodroid (Protodroid)
Username: Protodroid

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 109.79.38.133
Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 05:32 pm:   

And I'm 1971, which accounts for my mid-late 70s guess. So it seems our nostalgic memories peak at at about the age of 7 or 8. Fascinating.
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Protodroid (Protodroid)
Username: Protodroid

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 109.79.38.133
Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 05:35 pm:   

As someone said of the formidible SECRET ARMY and 'ALLO, 'ALLO, the correct number of episodes for a parody is one.
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David_lees (David_lees)
Username: David_lees

Registered: 12-2011
Posted From: 92.22.4.197
Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 05:47 pm:   

Most of the reviews I've seen have been positive, with the "this definitely isn't for everyone" warning.

'Fresh from the wonderful Tribeca Film Festival, which also celebrates its tenth birthday this year, Panos Cosmatos brings his bold, Kubrickian vision to the screen.

This stunning sci-fi fable focuses on a young woman imprisoned in an experimental laboratory and the mysterious scientist who is her captor.

At once creatively futuristic and hypnotically retro, BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW will absorb viewers in its uniquely dystopian futurescape.

More a sensory experience than a conventional narrative this is like a Tarkovsky film as filtered through LOGANíS RUN. You can see some early Cronenberg influence in there too and the sound design is epic.

QUIET EARTH "9/10"'
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Protodroid (Protodroid)
Username: Protodroid

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 109.79.38.133
Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 05:52 pm:   

"...the sound design is epic."

I must be very prejudiced. That phrase was enough for me to get a mental image of the reviewer. Yes, he has a baseball cap.
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Craig (Craig)
Username: Craig

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 99.126.164.88
Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 06:47 pm:   

Hmmm... other phrases leap out at me too, Proto.

"You can see some early Cronenberg influence...": it paints an accidental event, or maybe fortuitous. It's belying the fact that the whole thing is intended as being like films that would include Cronenberg's.

"stunning" - antenna goes up. "More a sensory experience than a conventional narrative" - another antenna: one could say the same thing about the happy ending's in store for you at a seedy massage parlor. "uniquely dystopian futurescape" - several antennas go up. "Fresh from the wonderful Tribeca Film Festival"... okay, now I'm more suspicious than ever.

But, let it be said, final judgment would have to be reserved for actually seeing the film. And, the trailer was certainly entertaining!
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Protodroid (Protodroid)
Username: Protodroid

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 109.79.78.106
Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 07:52 pm:   

It felt like a music video for me, and I suspect the film will be an interminable one. I don't have time to judge thinks until I've seen them. I judge all books by their covers as an outer layer of quality control.
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Protodroid (Protodroid)
Username: Protodroid

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 109.79.78.106
Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 07:53 pm:   

thinks? things...
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David_lees (David_lees)
Username: David_lees

Registered: 12-2011
Posted From: 92.22.4.197
Posted on Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 01:38 pm:   

Wasn't the Future Wonderful?

Jeremy Schmidt talks about his score for psychedelic sci-fi film Beyond the Black Rainbow

http://www.spectacularoptical.ca/2011/09/wasn%E2%80%99t-the-future-wonderful/

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