Watch: Insanely Weird Trailer for 'Beyond The Black Rainbow' Sci-Fi

February 10, 2012
Source: Apple

Beyond The Black Rainbow Trailer

Let the new age of enlightenment begin. Ohh do we have something totally weird for you to end your week with. Magnet has unveiled the first official trailer via Apple for a strange, mysterious, trippy indie science fiction film called Beyond The Black Rainbow, written and directed by Panos Cosmatos. Deep within the mysterious Arboria Institute, a disturbed and beautiful girl is held captive by a doctor in search of inner peace. Her mind controlled by a sinister technology. The cast includes Eva Allan, Michael Rogers and Scott Hylands. This looks insane, yet potentially brilliant like Cube, I need to see it. Give it a shot below.

Watch the official trailer for Panos Cosmatos' Beyond The Black Rainbow via Apple:

You can also download the Beyond The Black Rainbow trailer in High Def over on Apple

Set in the strange and oppressive emotional landscape of the year 1983, Black Rainbow is a Reagan-era fever dream inspired by hazy childhood memories of midnight movies and Saturday morning cartoons.

Beyond The Black Rainbow is written and directed by up-and-coming Canadian filmmaker Panos Cosmatos, making his feature debut. Produced and filmed in Vancouver, this premiered at the 2010 Whistler Film Festival and also showed at several film festivals throughout 2011, including Tribeca in New York, Fantasia in Montreal and Fantastic Fest in Austin. Magnet Releasing will be bringing Beyond The Black Rainbow to theaters but hasn't setup the official release date yet. For more, visit their official website or Facebook page.

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It looks most watchable indeed.

My Week With Marilyn Manson on Feb 10, 2012


wtf did i just watch?

LordGoggles on Feb 10, 2012


Whoa...Not sure what the hell that was.

Tabor Brown on Feb 10, 2012


Wow... It's lie THX-1138 has sex with CUBE.

Mayor McCheese on Feb 10, 2012


 Er... LIKE

Mayor McCheese on Feb 10, 2012


 Fuuuuuuuuuck.... "HAD" not "has".... Yeeeesh! Didn't have a lot to eat today :p

Mayor McCheese on Feb 10, 2012


That's a good description of it. I was definitely thinking Cube towards the end of the trailer but it does have that THX-1138 feel about it to.

Dkom7 on Feb 11, 2012


Looks awesome!

goatmouth on Feb 10, 2012


...that was awesome.

Xerxexx on Feb 10, 2012


Looks like a pretty baloon, Mistaaa:)

CookieMonster on Feb 10, 2012



Xerxexx on Feb 10, 2012


 filled with overintellectualization and easy to pop;)

CookieMonster on Feb 10, 2012


Very much.

Xerxexx on Feb 10, 2012


Well it certainly *looks* lovely, but lets hope it has actual characters and decent performances, unlike The Cube. 

Lebowski on Feb 10, 2012


wow - that was a powerful trailer.........i'm left VERY interested.

Anonymous on Feb 10, 2012


yup im there

Anonymous on Feb 10, 2012


Looks like an early 70's film by David Cronenberg

tommyturner on Feb 10, 2012


With just a dash of Jodorowsky

Guest on Feb 12, 2012


It does look retro.

Jedibilly on Feb 10, 2012


woah this does look interesting

Drcherd on Feb 11, 2012


Reminds me of early David Cronenberg films.

Bazzmosis on Feb 11, 2012


very entertaining short

tir na nog on Feb 11, 2012


Is anyone else getting a hardcore stanley Kubrick vibe from the colors and atmostphere of this?? i get something in between a clockwork orange and 2001: ASO vibe.

jswiss on Feb 11, 2012


That is what i thought.

Anonymous on Feb 11, 2012


Saw it last year at TriBeCa film festival. It's one extended David Cronenberg-esque over indulgence. It's interesting and hits the right notes, but it certainly isn't something you'll enjoy watching sober. And about halfway through the black liquid skin sequence, you will be seriously debating turning it off. It's interesting, but don't get your hopes up.

DX on Feb 11, 2012


Makes me want to watch it more.

W.F on Feb 14, 2012


It's one of those...."This might be interesting" that always ends up being..."WTF, that's 2 plus hours of life I'll never get back.

BITHKI on Feb 11, 2012


Could have sworn I was watching L Ron Hubbard there for a minute.

Pilgrim_UK on Feb 11, 2012


how many drugs just flashed back in my system? is anyone else tasting colors right now? sheesh...

lando on Feb 11, 2012


do I need drugs to watch this?

john s on Feb 12, 2012


Something to look forward to 🙂

David Banner on Feb 12, 2012


What the hell did I just watch!  Totally confused

Doggiewere on Feb 13, 2012


I really like sci-fi, but I really don't like this. The 70's called and they want their sci-fi back. Didn't we move past this weird symphonic, dull, aesthetic, horribly lighted, dead looking sci-fi like 30 years ago? I guess that floats some people boat and actually I kinda enjoyed THX for what it was, a relic where they could just confuse the hell out of you with nonsense and just say its a commentary on man or something and that suffices for not making a bit of sense and calling it all good, but... whatever.

MMAniac911 on Feb 13, 2012


THX was a relic? nonsense? "commentary on man or something and that suffices for not making a bit of sense" wow, was it not simple and beating you over the head enough like "Twilight" or "Transformers"?? DUDE, you have to be this mentally tall to ride the adult sci fi rides! REAL sci fi requires you to think! Let me guess, 2001 space odyssey is too nonsensical and doesn't make sense either? the 70's called and they want intellectual thinkers back, 2012 called and they want dumbed down mindless entertainment addicts to stay put and open those wallets! transform and roll down!

Lander on Feb 14, 2012


You are coming off a real sci-fi snob.  THX wasn't that great get over it. Its not very original (1984 et al) and the storytelling is poor (lots of pointless scenes) with only the visuals making up for it. (Lucas showing some talent which has been lacking of late)

Pilgrim_UK on Feb 14, 2012


Actually I really like 2001 and I do think during sci-fi and during alot of these old weird sci-fi's I think they suck, sorry. I don't need to have my sci-fi spoon fed to me, in fact I get bored easily with that, but I rally abhor this style of sci-fi storytelling, it completely turns me off. I just don't like the vibe, its not my style of sci-fi, its a forced, fake sci-fi in my vision of what sci-fi is. And unless you did so much acid in the 70s that you don't think that over 3 decades ago is considered in the past, then maybe you should go look up what relic means.

MMAniac911 on Feb 17, 2012

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