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.
IN THEATERS (LIMITED RELEASE):
The Ghoul (2017): A police detective goes undercover as the patient of a suspicious psychotherapist while investigating a series of bizarre murders that leave victims in an undead state. You have to take notice of any psychological thriller that gets a good review in “The Fortean Times.” The Ghoul official site.
Planetarium (2016): A movie director seeks to exploit two psychic sisters (Planetarium Facebook page.and Lily-Rose Depp) in between-the-wars Paris. Reviews suggest that it’s a mess, but perhaps a somewhat weird mess.
IN DEVELOPMENT (completed):
Mother (2017): Paramount released the first trailer for Mother official Facebook page.
NEW ON DVD:
“Seijun Suzuki’s Taisho Trilogy”: Full of eroticism, ghosts, and mysterious widows, this set collects three surreal period films from Japanese maverick Buy “Seijun Suzuki’s Taisho Trilogy” [DVD/Blu-ray].Zigeunerweisen (1980), Kageroza (1981), and Yumeji (1991). All set during the Taisho era (1912-1926), these three movies have never been released on Blu-ray before and have been long out-of-print on DVD.
NEW ON BLU-RAY:
Re-Animator (1985): Buy Re-Animator [Limited Edition Blu-ray].‘s influential 80s black comedy adaptation of ‘s story about a couple of mad scientists raising the dead is an outrageous hoot and a seminal cult film. Arrow Video pulls out all the stops with this 2-Blu Limited Edition that includes the original cut and the much-longer “integral” version (it’s complicated), along with the commemorative booklet and reams of extras you’d expect.
“Seijun Suzuki’s Taisho Trilogy”: See description in DVD above. Set includes three DVDs and three Blu-rays. Buy “Seijun Suzuki’s Taisho Trilogy” [DVD/Blu-ray].
CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:
- Los Angeles, 8/12 (midnight) – Pink Flamingos (1972). At the Vista.
- New York City, 8/11-8/16 – Stalker (1979). At IFC Center.
- New York City, 8/11 (midnight) – The Horrors of Spider Island [Ein Toter hing im Netz] (1960). At Spectacle Theater.
- New York City, 8/12 – Eraserhead (1977). At Film Society of Lincoln Center.
- New York City, 8/12 – The Face of Another (1966). At the Museum of Modern Art.
- New York City, 8/12 & 8/15 – Videodrome (1983). At the Museum of Modern Art.
- New York City, 8/12-8/13 – Mulholland Drive (2001). At Nitehawk Cinema.
- New York City, 8/13 – House [Hausu] (1977). At Film Society of Lincoln Center.
- Silver Spring, MD, 8/13 – Léolo (1992). At AFI Silver Theater.
- Silver Spring, MD, 8/16 – My Winnipeg (2007). At AFI Silver Theater.
“The Holy Mountain” – A full-length appreciation of Alejandro Jodorowsky‘s mystical masterpiece by Latin American literature professor Alessandra Santos. We haven’t gotten out hands on it yet, but we do now this site’s review is cited in the bibliography. Buy “The Holy Mountain (Cultographies)”.
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.