Thursday, September 16, 2010

Black Rainbow (1989)

Black Rainbow is a rather rare film, that is rare only because of messy marketing and studio slip-ups.

It was generally well received by critics and film-lovers alike, but never shown to anyone else than those who specifically sought it out, as the studio apparently couldn't afford to show it in theaters. The bitter irony of course being that had they indeed shown it, they might actually have made some money.

While not a big budget blockbuster, Black Rainbow has the aura of a film that people would talk about, had they only known about it. The script has its flaws, but is also rather clever at times, and the actors deliver all around good performances. But it's the mellow noir-like mood of the film which gets to me. It's somewhat of a melting pot of genres that is a bit hard to get a grip on, but still there's something there... something beautiful, something indescribable, something super-natural and magical?

I won't claim this is the only place you will be able to see this film, but it is one of the very few places where you can find it in good quality and with optional director's commentary.

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