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):
Apocalypsis (2018): We’ll let the producer-supplied synopsis speak for itself: “Set in a parallel universe entering a black hole, a woman reading the book of Revelation has visions of regeneration during Anthropocene.” That’s a pitch you don’t hear everyday. Apocalypsis official site.
Vertigo (1958): Read the Certified Weird entry! Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events team up to bring you Alfred Hitchcock‘s deceptively weird classic thriller of doubles on the big screen. Thanks to Matt (See comments) for the heads up. Mar 18 and 21, all across the United States—check for a theater near you here.
NEW ON HOME VIDEO:
The Shape of Water (2017): Read our capsule review. This interspecies fish-man love story was not as weird as we might have hoped (it won an Oscar, after all), but we did dig the musical number. Available on any format you could want: DVD, Blu-ray, on-demand, or even 4K. Buy The Shape of Water.
The Soultangler (1987): An 80s mad scientist discovers a way to allow living souls to possess corpses, with hallucinatory side effects. Distributor American Genre Film Archives says “[t]his epic of outsider filmmaking is a dream-like wasteland…” Buy The Soultangler.
A Trip to the Moon (1902): Read our mini-review. Georges Méliès‘ fantasy classic, restored to its original colors, on Blu-ray for what we believe is the first time. The film itself is only twelve minutes long, but it’s presented here by Flicker Alley in both color and black and white with five different soundtrack options, and also offers a 65-minute documentary and two additional Méliès shorts. A Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. Buy A Trip to the Moon.
CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:
- Chicago, IL, 3/16-3/17 (midnights) – The Dark Backward (1991). At the Music Box Theater.
- Nashville, TN, 3/16, 19 – Hour of the Wolf (1968). At the Belcourt Theater.
- Nashville, TN, 3/18-19, 22 – Persona (1966). At the Belcourt Theater.
- New York City, NY, 3/16-3/17 (midnights) – The Holy Mountain (1973). At IFC Center.
- New York City, NY, 3/17 – Death Laid an Egg (1968) with short “The Memory of the Future” (1960). At the Museum of Modern Art.
- New York City, NY, 3/18 – Dementia (1955) with shorts “My Name is Oona” (1969) and “Variations on a Cellophane Wrapper” (1970). At the Museum of Modern Art.
- New York City, NY, 3/18 – Blue Velvet (1986). At the Metrograph.
- New York City, NY, 3/19 – The Woman in the Dunes (1964) with short “Jose Torres” (1959). At the Museum of Modern Art.
- Oakland, CA, 3/16 – The City of Lost Children (1995). At the New Parkway Theater.
- Seattle, WA, 3/16-22 – Metropolis (1927). At Ark Lodge Cinema.
What are you looking forward to? If you have any weird movie leads that we have overlooked, feel free to leave them in the COMMENTS section.