The Shadow Mountains, 1983. Red and Mandy lead a loving and peaceful existence; but when their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with fire.
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Whoa. How many times during Mandy did I think "dang, am I on acid?" Director Panos Cosmatos is intentional with this aspect, using color bends and blends to give Mandy an overall hallucination-like vibe to go with the 80's backdrop the movie takes place in.
All cool color effects aside, Mandy suffers from an extremely long start, one of those long Deer Hunter intros establishing the relationship between its protagonists (Cage and Riseborough). Its completely unnecessary in length, even if the look of it all keeps it from putting audiences to sleep. But once the Charles Manson like bad guy Jeremiah (played well and against type by Law and Order's Linus Roache) enters the fray, its a nonstop ride to the finish. Cage is in rare form here after so many bombs and its hard not to root for this to be the beginning of a comeback for him.