At this point, it’s safe to say Nicholas Cage will probably never win another Oscar. The man has become a bit of a running joke in recent years online, due to his willingness to accept roles in some absolutely terrible films. That said, the man can still knock it out of the park.
His most recent film, director Panos Cosmatos’ psychedelic, ferociously unique Mandy, features arguably the actor’s greatest performance in a long time, albeit one that is by no means conventional. Then again, the film it’s part of is far from conventional as well.
Mandy was originally planned to get a fairly standard release for an independent horror movie nowadays, a (very) limited theatrical engagement, accompanied by a day and date release on VOD. Yet, the film proved so popular, its theatrical presence has continued to expand.
For those unable to see Mandy on the big screen, Shudder (as reported by Deadline) announced today that they’ve acquired the exclusive streaming rights to the film, and that it will arrive on their service soon. It’s unclear what exactly they mean by “soon” though.
I caught Mandy a few weeks back, and it really is a film unlike any other. If you haven’t seen it, you owe it to yourself to do so, and thanks to Shudder, there will soon be an easy way to do just that, while also getting access to hundreds of other horror films and TV shows.