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.
NEW ON HOME VIDEO:
Dead Man (1995): Read the Certified Weird review! Jim Jarmusch‘s moody western about Nobody and William Blake gets the Criterion Collection treatment, with a host of new interviews, features, behind the scenes performances, and deleted scenes for uberfans. On DVD and Blu-ray. Buy Dead Man.
Moon Child (1989): A parapsychological cult believes they may have found the prophesied “moon child” in a 12-year old orphan. From Buy Moon Child., with a score by Dead Can Dance. Blu-ray/DVD combo pack from Cult Epics. Review coming soon.
CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:
- Chicago, IL, 4/27-4/28 – Vertigo (1958). Buy a ticket and get a discounted ticket to Guy Maddin‘s new Vertigo-based visual essay The Green Fog (and vice-versa). At the Gene Siskel Film Center.
- Columbus, OH, 4/27 (midnight), 28, 30 & 5/2 – Suspiria (1977). At Gateway Film Center.
- Dallas, TX, 4/29 – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971). At the Texas Theater.
- Los Angeles, CA, 4/27 – Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971). Part of the TCM Classic Film Festival, with in attendance. At the Egyptian Theater.
- Los Angeles, CA, 4/27 – Weekend (1967), with Vivre sa Vie (1962) (double feature). At the Aero Theater.
- Los Angeles, CA, 4/27 (midnight) – Society (1989). With an introduction by director . At Nuart Theater.
- New York City, NY, 4/27 – Blue Velvet (1986). At Videology Bar & Cinema.
- New York City, NY, 4/27-4/28 (midnights) – Videodrome (1983). At Nitehawk Cinema.
- New York City, NY, 4/27-4/28 (midnights) – Eraserhead (1977). At IFC Center.
- New York City, NY, 5/3 – A Clockwork Orange (1971). At Videology Bar & Cinema.
- Vancouver, BC, Canada, 4/27 – Paprika (2006). At the Rio.
FREE WEIRD MOVIES ON TUBI.TV:
The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made: A glorified YouTube upload posing as a one-hour feature film, but an interesting set of clips, nevertheless. At least three of these selections are Certified Weird, many others are reviewed here, and, as is usually the case with these kinds of lists, not all of them are actually bad—just beyond the curator’s expectations of what a movie “should” be. Watch The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made free on Tubi.TV.
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.