Our weekly look at what’s weird in theaters, on hot-off-the-presses DVDs and Blu-rays (and hot off the server VODs), and on more distant horizons…
Trailers of new release movies are generally available at the official site links.
IN THEATERS (LIMITED RELEASE):
Black Hollow Cage (2017): A girl who lives alone with her father and talks to her dog through a device called “mom” discovers a black cube in the woods. Last seen at Sitges film festival, now with a very limited U.S. release. Black Hollow Cage official site.
NEW ON HOME VIDEO:
Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno (1964/2009): In 1964 French master Clouzot (The Wages of Fear, Les Diaboliques) began work on a big-budget experimental film that shut down three weeks into production. This 2009 documentary examines the movie that might have been, showing us the amazing expressionist footage that was shot along with storyboards, interviews and recreations to flesh out the storyline. It was released previously on DVD/Blu-ray by Flicker Alley, but here it is in a solo Blu from Arrow Academy. Buy Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno.
CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:
- Bloomington, IN, 2/11 – Daisies [Sedmikrásky] (1966) with short Kusama’s Self-Obliteration (1967). At Indiana University Cinema.
- Bloomington, IN, 2/11 – Skidoo (1968) with short Looking for Mushrooms (1967). At Indiana University Cinema.
- Chicago, IL, 2/9-2/10 (midnights) – Suspiria (1977). At Music Box Theater.
- Chicago, IL, 2/9, 2/12, 2/14 – The Love Witch (2016). At Gene Siskel Film Center.
- Los Angeles, CA, 2/9 – Branded to Kill (1967) with Born Under Crossed Stars (1956) (double feature). At the Egyptian Theater.
- New York City, NY, 2/9 (midnight) – mother! (2017). At Videology Bar & Cinema.
- Pittsburgh, PA, 2/9-2/15 – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010). At Row House Cinema.
- San Francisco, CA, 2/9 – Akira (1988), with new live score performed by The Firmament (and no subtitles). At the Roxie.
FREE (LEGITIMATE RELEASE) MOVIES ON TUBITV:
Repo: The Genetic Opera (2008): Read Eric Young’s review. This gory, divisive goth musical has a small cult following; it’s free to join. Mature audiences; requires registration. Listed as “leaving soon” without a specific date. Watch Repo: the Genetic Opera free on Tubitv.
What are you looking forward to? If you have any weird movie leads that I have overlooked, feel free to leave them in the COMMENTS section.