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Black Rainbow (english audio)

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  • Language: German, English
  • Subtitles: German
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Kinowelt
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000NKH870
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 174,455 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Mike Hodges is a Director who seems to specialize in making dark dramas that divide their audience and 'Black Rainbow' is no exception.It was criticly acclaimed but audiences choose to ignore the film on its release.
This is a shame as Rosanna Arquete gives a supurb performance as the fake psychic who begins to realise that her powers are for real. She starts to go slowly mad as she sees all the tragedies around her before they've even occurred. It's no surprise that she's subsequently worked with such names as Martin Scorese and Quentin Tarantino as her performance is very powerful.
Tom Hulce and Jason Robards are both excellent as the journalist who stumbles on her secret and the father who just wants to exploit it.
Hopefully like other films Hodges has directed such as 'Croupier' it will find its audience late and come to be appreciated as the suspense classic that it deserves to be.
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By Rob Frampton VINE VOICE on 17 Mar. 2004
Format: DVD
I'm one of those sad, sad people that keeps a list of 'Films-That-Should-Be-On-DVD-But-Aren't'; "Black Rainbow" is in the Top 10 of that list.
Superficially a paranormal thriller, it's actually a highly-atmospheric drama with supernatural overtones. In many ways reminiscent of a superior "X-Files" episode, it features fine performances from Jason Robards (not-surprisingly) and Rosanna Arquette (more surprising, but then Ms. Arquette has always suffered from a poor choice of movies rather than lack of ability).
It's not exactly light-viewing, but it's engrossing throughout, well-directed by Mike Hodges and well worth a couple of hours of your time.
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By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 1 April 2006
Format: DVD
Saying that Black Rainbow is one of its director's best films doesn't sound much of a compliment when you're talking about a man whose résumé includes Morons From Outer Space and not one but two Clive Owen stinkers even if it is true. Mike Hodges' reputation these days rests solely on a gangster movie he made 35 years ago, and the fact that his subsequent efforts have either been too clinical to work (The Terminal Man), too flawed to completely satisfy (Pulp), outright awful (A Prayer for the Dying) or saw him fired early in production (Damien: Omen II) has done little to deter labelling him as a one-hit wonder. True to his run of luck, this neat little supernatural thriller was barely released, going straight to cable in the US and getting caught up in a distribution scandal in the UK, where Palace tried to get copies into video stores (selling it as virtual soft porn, believe it or not!) before the film even opened theatrically.

It's that old chestnut, the medium who sees too much - in this case getting messages from dead people who haven't died yet - and puts her life in danger, but it's rarely been done this well. Starting off as a sort of Emily Gantry as written by Eugene O'Neill (with Jason Robards playing another of his drunken pater familiases), it offers Rosanna Arquette her best role, and she certainly rises to the challenge. The premonition scenes carry a real frisson, there are neat humanising touches (the hitman for once has a family life and can't get a decent seat on an airplane) and Hodges' dialog is surprisingly good.
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I remember seeing this film when it came out and enjoying it. Just watched the DVD and my original opinion hasn't changed. Others have reviewed the film itself and have made a better job of it than I could, so sticking to the 'technical bits':
- this German edition has the English language version on it and the German subtitles can be switched off. Possibly the only slight difficulty is that in order to find the English version, you do have to negotiate the German index first, although this isn't particularly difficult!
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I first saw this when I visited my Dads house in the early 90's. He had recorded it and said that I would like this. So we watched it and I really do like it, it is atmospheric and dark. The cast are truly remarkable in this especially Jason Robards, outstanding as the drunken Father. Roseanne Arquette is brilliant as the psychic medium, but the twist at the end is always a surprise. I have read what others have said about the picture quality, I would rather enjoy, what the film has to say and just let it entertain me. 10 out of 10.
Watched 3 times so far, still not bored.
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