WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 5/18/2018

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):

How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2017): adapts a   story about the perils of picking up aliens. Though the pedigree is good, this one sadly flopped at Cannes and with critics; is it really that bad, or just a misunderstood misfit? How to Talk to Girls at Parties official site.

NEW ON HOME VIDEO:

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984): Read the Certified Weird entry. This release of the wacky cult classic about scientist/rock star/superhero Banzai is identical to Shout Factory’s 2016 collector’s edition, but now in the collectible steelbook format. The movie’s on Blu-ray, with a disc of special features on a separate DVD. Buy The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.

The Sacrifice (1986): Read Alfred Eaker’s review. ‘s final film, about an atheist professor who desperately offers his life to God to save his family from World War III, resembles a film (it was even shot by Bergman’s camera guy, Sven Nykvist). Kino re-releases it on Blu-ray in a restored version with an entire disc of extra features. Buy The Sacrifice.

CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). We won’t list all the screenings of this audience-participation classic separately. You can use this page to find a screening near you.

FREE (LEGITIMATE RELEASE) MOVIES ON TUBI.TV:

From Beyond (1986): Read our capsule review. ‘s immediate followup to Re-Animator was another gooey, campy Lovecraftian romp. Listed as “leaving soon” (with no specific date). Watch From Beyond 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.

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