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.
NEW ON BLU-RAY:
Barton Fink (1991): Read the Certified Weird review! This Kino Lorber special edition disc of the ‘ surreal writer’s block classic contains interviews and deleted scenes and fills a gaping hole in the Blu-ray market (and the Barton Fink market). Buy Barton Fink [Blu-ray].
Jezebeth (2011): A young woman “at war with God” invokes a demon. Looks like a feature-length goth-metal video, and one Amazon reviewer wondered “I have scratched my head until it bled trying to figure out what the heck I just watched?” Buy Jezebeth [Blu-ray].
CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:
- Columbus, OH, 8/25 – Suspiria (1977). At Gateway Film Center.
- Los Angeles, CA, 8/25 – The Woman in the Dunes (1964) with The Face of Another (1966) (double feature). At the Aero Theater.
- Los Angeles, CA, 8/25 (midnight) – Viva la Muerte [Long Live Death] (1971). At Cinefamily.
- Los Angeles, CA, 8/30 – 200 Motels (1971), introduced by Diva Zappa. At Cinefamily.
- New York City, NY, 8/25 (midnight) – Dogtooth [Kynodontas] (2009). At Videology Bar & Cinema.
- New York City, NY, 8/25 – 8/31 – Stalker (1979). At IFC Center.
- New York City, NY, 8/31 – Stalker (1979). At the Metrograph.
- Seattle, WA, 8/25 – The Holy Mountain (1973), with a new live score performed by Zen Mother. Sold out but you can check for standby tickets at 7:30 PM. At Northwest Film Forum.
- Silver Spring, MD, 8/25 (midnight) – Evil Dead II (1987). At AFI Silver Theater.
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.