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:
“12 Monkeys, Season 4”: The expanded, TV version of the Certified Weird Terry Gilliam classic (Gilliam was not involved). Since we just inaugurated the film version onto the List of the 366 Best Weird Movies, we feel it’s only appropriate to mention the home video début of the final season of the series, available on Blu-ray or as a VOD purchase. Buy “12 Monkeys, Season 4”.
Army of Darkness (1992): Read our review. Evil Dead III: Evil Goes Medieval (our suggested title, they should have used it) is now available in a new Blu from Shout! Factory, the same as the “Collector’s Edition” but with cool new artwork and in the popular steelbook format. Buy Army of Darkness.
Atmo HorroX (2016): Read our festival review. This self-described “experimental satire psychedelic horror” with no comprehensible dialogue earned our “weirdest!” badge, and is for seasoned weird-movie watchers only; it’s finally up for digital purchase (only). Buy Atmo HorroX.
How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018): Read our review. This punk/alien/John Hughes mashup flopped at Cannes and made about $14 in theaters, but it’s not as terrible as some suggest, and may find a small audience among weirder teens and nostalgic ex-punks on home video. DVD, Blu-ray or streaming in Amazon Prime. Buy How to Talk to Girls at Parties.
Tideland (2005): Read the Certified Weird entry! This Arrow Video Blu-ray includes the same special features as Capri’s two disc DVD release but adds a few new interviews with the cast and some additional B-roll footage to the package. Buy Tideland.
CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:
- Bloomington, IN, 8/18 – Yellow Submarine (1968). At Indiana University Cinema.
- Los Angeles, CA, 8/18 – Blue Velvet (1986), with River’s Edge (1986) (double feature). At the Egyptian Theater.
- Los Angeles, CA, 8/18 – Playtime (1967). At the Aero Theater.
- Los Angeles, CA, 8/23 – Nostalghia (1983). At the Aero Theater.
- New York City, NY, 8/17-8/18 (midnights) – Under the Skin (2013). At Nitehawk Cinema.
- New York City, NY, 8/17-8/23 – Suspiria (1977). At IFC Center.
- Oakland, CA, 8/23 – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010). At the New Parkway Theater.
- Portland, OR, 8/20 – Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010). At NW Film Center.
- San Francisco, CA, 8/23 – Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell (1968). At the Roxie.
- Silver Spring, MD, 8/17-8/19, 8/22 – A Clockwork Orange (1971). At AFI Silver Theater.
- Silver Spring, MD, 8/17-8/18, 8/21, 8/23 – Solaris [Solyaris] (1972). At AFI Silver Theater.
- Toronto, ON, Canada – Fantastic Planet [La Planète Sauvage] (1973). At the Royal.
- Tuscon, AZ, 8/19 – Django Kill… If You Live, Shoot! (1967). At the Loft.
- Vancouver, BC, Canada – Yellow Submarine (1968). At the Rio.
- Vancouver, BC, Canada – Stalker (1979). At the Rio.
FREE WEIRD MOVIES ON TUBI.TV:
Cube 2: Hypercube (2002): Read our review. Obviously inferior to the original, but if you liked the randomly-slaughtered small-cast paranoia dynamic there, get ready for more. Watch Cube 2: Hypercube 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.