Filmed in the mountains of Utah, in icy black and white and magnificent cinemascope, Black Dragon Canyon relates the fragmentary moments and remnants of a story of revenge. A young woman embarks on a search for her mothers murderer, and looses herself in a chase of life-and-death silent, obsessed and almost magically drawn to her own downfall. The high extent of stylization combined with the laconic and the desperation of a story that comes to an end, make Black Dragon Canyon a small, radical masterpiece. It is reminiscent of the surrealistic Western stories by Monte Hellman, and like those disregards conventional genre limits. Black Dragon Canyon is a memory reverberating from afar, a dark afterimage of traditional impressions of the West.