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WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 1/15/2021

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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…

NEW ON HOME VIDEO:

Sátántangó (1994): Read Alfred Eaker’s review. ‘s “seven-and-a-half hour long, glacially paced, acerbic adaptation of László Krasznahorkai’s novel” (this description is meant as a compliment) is spread out over 12 Blu-rays (just kidding: Arbelos fit it on two discs, with space left over for extra features). Buy Sátántangó.

CANONICALLY WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:

Theaters across North America still mostly shuttered, but we saw a few screenings listed this week. As always, it’s up to you to decide whether you think it’s safe to visit theaters at this time. By the end of the year we should be back to normal.

WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE: Barring some kind of miracle comeback, it looks like our January Weird Amazon party (scheduled for the 23rd) will be The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972). You still have a day to vote, though.

For next week’s reviews, Giles Edwards will direct your attention to a low budget experimental flick—Solve et Coagula—a sort of mythological poem on film, but with explicit sex. Then,

What are you looking forward to? If you have any weird movie leads that we have overlooked, feel free to leave them in the COMMENTS section.

WEIRD WATCH PARTY POLL FOR JANUARY AMAZON PRIME SCREENING

Here’s the poll to vote for January’s Amazon Prime Weird Watch Party, which will start on Jan. 23 at 10:15 PM ET. If you plan on virtually attending, please vote for the movie we’ll be watching below. We’ll screen the movie that get the most votes; your host, Gregory J. Smalley, will personally break any ties. Note that unlike our other polls, you can only vote once. Poll closes at midnight ET on Saturday, Jan. 16. You may vote for multiple movies, but not for every movie (because that would be pointless).


JANUARY AMAZON PRIME WATCH PARTY NOMINATIONS THREAD

Our next Weird Watch Party on Amazon Prime is scheduled for Jan. 23 at 10:15 PM.

As always, we’ll be looking for nominations from people who plan to attend. After we get the minimum five nominations and likely attendees, we’ll put up a poll. Management will break any ties. We’re open to suggestions for different starting times, dates, or methods of propagating the watch link.

Amazon Prime’s catalog of movies is larger (and less exclusive) than Netflix’s. Ed Dykhuizen’s availability spreadsheet is a good resource to check for Canonically Weird movies (look for ones marked “free w/ Prime” in the “Amazon” column). Or, do your own research and come up with a title from Amazon. Eligible movies will have a “watch party” button on their Amazon page. You must be a Prime subscriber; you don’t have to download an extension or additional software.

We will not provide tech support; you’re on your own. Help each other.

When the party is set to begin we’ll announce it in three places:

  • On this site (if you’ve signed up for regular email alerts via the sidebar you’ll also get a notice that way)
  • On our Facebook page
  • On Twitter

We’ll take nominations through the week and put up a poll a week from today. Make your nominations in the comments below.

JANUARY’S WEIRD NETFLIX WATCH PARTY, “ERREMENTARI: THE BLACKSMITH AND THE DEVIL,” STARTS IN 15 MINUTES

Netflix Watch Party #23—Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil—starts in fifteen minutes.

Please install the Netflix Party extension (now officially called “teleparty”) if you haven’t already. You must have a U.S. Nextflix account and a Chrome-based browser to participate.

Here is the link to join: https://www.tele.pe/netflix/488457e11733be8f?s=s134

Be sure to click on the red Teleparty icon to sync up and join the chat room.

WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 1/8/2021

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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:

“30 Coins” (2020): A disgraced exorcist investigates weird happenings—like a cow that gives birth to a human child—in a remote Spanish town. An eight-episode limited series from none other than Spanish madman . Streaming exclusively on HBO. “30 Coins” HBO page.

Ingagi (1930): A real curiosity: an implicitly-racist mondo-style documentary hoax from the silent film era, including notorious staged bit about a mythical African tribe who worships (and sacrifices women to) a gorilla. Inagagi was a legendary oddity that had never before been released on home video; Kino, in collaboration with Something Weird, restores the film and puts it out on Blu-ray. Buy Ingagi.

“Three Films by Luis Buñuel”: The three films in questions are all canonically weird entries you should be interested in: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), The Phantom of Liberty (1974), and That Obscure Object of Desire (1977). All films are newly remastered, although all the bonus content (other than the booklet) looks recycled from past individual releases. From the Criterion Collection, on Blu-ray only. Buy “Three Films by Luis Buñuel”.

ONLINE EVENTS (Thursday, Nov. 8, Zoom):

“Seminar: Blue Velvet”: This free online seminar consists of two parts: a pre-recorded lecture on ‘s psychosexual thriller Blue Velvet (1986) from film critic Beatrice Loayza, followed by a live Q&A with her via Zoom at 8 PM ET on Nov 8. You are left on your own to find and watch the movie. Sponsored by Coolidge Corner Theater in Boston. Register for free online Blue Velvet seminar.

CANONICALLY WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:

Once again, due to Covid closures there is nothing to report in this section. (There was a single notable screening, but it was scheduled too early on Friday for us to promote it this week.) Perhaps next week things will improve, but we would expect it will take weeks or months to approach anything near normal.

WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE:

Please join us tomorrow, Jan 9, at 10:15 PM ET on Netflix for our screening of and chat regarding Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil (2017). Who knows what this movie is about? We’ll find out together. As always, the link will appear here, on our Facebook page, and our Twitter page about 15 minutes before showtime.

In reviews, next week we’ll spend some time vainly trying to whittle down the reader-suggestion queue as Giles Edwards tackles ‘s politically incorrect animated race comedy Coonskin (1974), while covers 1994’s Tammy and the T-Rex (now available in the R-rated gore cut!) Onward and weirdward!

What are you looking forward to? If you have any weird movie leads that we have overlooked, feel free to leave them in the COMMENTS section.

WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 1/1/2021

366 Weird Movies may earn commissions from purchases made through product links.

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.

It’s off-season for the movies. The industry tends to go into hibernation after the holidays, awakening to start a new season with the Sundance Festival. Things seem even bleaker than usual with so many theaters shuttered right now. But keep checking in, things will improve.

IN DEVELOPMENT (FILMING):

Incroyable mais vrais [Incredible but True] (est 2021): Little is known about ‘s 10th feature film except that it reunites him with lead , it is currently filming, and it is listed as a comedy despite a tagline stating it’s about a couple whose real estate agent warns them about something in the basement of the dream home they are buying. It’s impossible to imagine Dupieux making a non-weird film, so we’ll be on the lookout for this one. Cineuropa has an article in English referencing the project.

NEW ON HOME VIDEO:

The One You Feed (2020): A nameless man finds himself being cared for in a nameless country by a nameless man and woman. Ambiguous and homoerotic. DVD, Blu-ray or VOD. Buy The One You Feed.

CANONICALLY WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:

There are no live weird movie screenings in the USA or Canada this week. The post-holidays period is always slow, however, so we look for this section to slowly recover through 2021 and be back to full strength a year from now.

FREE MOVIES ON TUBI.TV:

Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010): Read the Canonically Weird review! What the hell is going on at the Arboria Institute, and why are they playing all that Tangerine Dream-style music? Listed as “leaving soon.” Watch Beyond the Black Rainbow free on Tubi.tv.

WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE: New movie releases may have slowed down, but that doesn’t mean we here at 366 Weird Movies will! Next week Giles Edwards feels The Hunger (1983) for a / vampire snack. And there is no need to be coy about the fact that The Wolf House, our Weirdest Movie of 2020, will be joining the Apocrypha; next week, we’ll make it official with a write-up.

And Happy 2021 to you! May this year clear the very low hurdle that is being an improvement over 2020. Onward and weirdward!

What are you looking forward to? If you have any weird movie leads that we have overlooked, feel free to leave them in the COMMENTS section.