Our weekly look at what’s weird in theaters, on hot-off-the-presses DVDs, and on more distant horizons…
Trailers of new release movies are generally available at the official site links.
CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:
- Chicago, IL, 5/26-29 – Solaris [Solyaris] (1972). At Music Box Theater.
- Chicago, IL, 5/26-5/29 – Stalker (1979). At Music Box Theater.
- New York City, 5/25 – 6/1 – Stalker (1979). At IFC Center.
- New York City, 5/26 – La Grande Bouffe (1973). At Film Society of Lincoln Center.
- New York City, 5/27 – 8 1/2 (1963). At Film Society of Lincoln Center.
- New York City, 5/28 – City of Women (1980). At Film Society of Lincoln Center.
- Silver Spring, MD, 5/26, 5/29-30 – Solaris [Solyaris] (1972). At AFI Silver Theater.
- Silver Spring, MD, 5/26, 5/28, 5/31, 6/1 – Wild at Heart (1990). At AFI Silver Theater.
IN DEVELOPMENT (announced):
Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem (201?): You may have seen the gory, blasphemous Italian short “Fist of Jesus,” which features an ass-kicking savior carving up zombies with a fish skeleton. German distributor Films Boutique just acquired rights to Jerusalem, the planned feature-length version. We’ll be sure to keep an eye out for it. Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem article at Variety.
Road of the Dead (201?): More at “Den of Geek”.‘s dead are scheduled to return from the grave, although George will only be serving as producer, handing the directing reins over to long-time second unit director Matt Birman. Bizarrely enough, the scenario involves zombie race car drivers, a plot twist that may be strange enough to draw our attention back to the moribund series.
NEW ON DVD:
Wolf Guy (1975): Sonny Chiba stars as a kung fu/detective/werewolf in this first-time-outside-Japan release. Arrow Films touts their latest deep-cut discovery as “an unforgettable trip to the heights of Japanese cinematic weirdness.” Buy Wolf Guy [DVD/Blu-ray combo].
NEW ON BLU-RAY:
Wolf Guy (1975): See description above. Only available in combo-pack format. Buy Wolf Guy [DVD/Blu-ray combo].
MISCELLANEOUS (Midnight Movie screening funding):
“Midnight Movies at the Uptown theater”: Here’s a long shot for your dollar, but it’s a good cause. Nathan Reynolds is seeking to bring midnight movies to the Richland, WA area (that’s a few miles west of Walla Walla). As I understand it, he’s already scheduled A Clockwork Orange and Delicatessen for early June, and is looking to defray expenses and bring future films to the area. If you’re out in that area, or just looking to donate a few bucks to a worthy weird movie cause, it would be appreciated. Midnight Movies at the Uptown on You Care.
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.