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POD 366: EP.4: 13TH ANNUAL WEIRDCADEMY AWARD ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Quick links:

Slamdance discussion: https://youtu.be/JLuY89gbeZE?t=63

Alchemy of the Spirit: https://youtu.be/JLuY89gbeZE?t=378

Inu-Oh: https://youtu.be/JLuY89gbeZE?t=605

Playing with Fire: https://youtu.be/JLuY89gbeZE?t=954

2022 Weirdcademy Award nominations: https://youtu.be/JLuY89gbeZE?t=1308

Where to eat in Louisville, KY: https://youtu.be/JLuY89gbeZE?t=1755

Discussed in this episode:

Alchemy of the Spirit (2022): A man awakens to find his wife lying dead beside him. The “Santa Fe New Mexican” called it “pure cinema in the tradition of the films of Andrei Tarkovsky and Stan Brakhage.” With . Now available exclusively on-demand. Buy or rent Alchemy of the Spirit.

Infinity Pool (2023):   and star in this horror from about a vacationing couple discovering a secret world of hedonistic excess and paradoxical justice. Sundance fright fans seemed to like it, so we’re hopeful the theatrical release is a hit, too. Infinity Pool official site.

Inu-Oh (2021): Read Giles Edwards’ festival review. ‘s latest, an animated rock opera set in 14th century Japan about a blind biwa player and a deformed man under a curse, arrives on Blu-ray. The Shout! Factory disc includes a Yuasa interview and other exclusive featurettes. Buy Inu-Oh.

Playing with Fire [Le jeu avec le feu] (1975): An overlooked, seldom-seen (in America) Alain Robbe-Grillet erotic/surrealist film with an impressive cast featuring , , and Sylvia Kristel (the impetus for the film’s re-release from Cult Epics). Review coming next week. Available on DVD or Blu-ray. Buy Playing with Fire.

WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE:

Next week, we’ll be recovering from Slamdance 2021—and there may be some hangovers/reviews of late-debuting movies. We’ll also put up the official Weirdcademy Awards poll for voting on Sunday. To keep things really busy, we’ll also have reviews by Amy Vaughn (of the new “exquisite corpse” film The Seven Faces of Jane), Shane Wilson (who goes to the reader-suggested queue for Sion Sono‘s Strange Circus, 2005), and maybe even another from Giles Edwards (of Playing with Fire, above). And something else might pop up…. it’s that kind of busy week.

Also, director (A Ship of Human Skin, King Judith) will be the guest on our next episode of Pod 366 (scheduled for one week from today), so be sure to tune in!

Also, we will be hosting more Weird Watch Parties this week! You can see the schedule in the sidebar, but we’ll reiterate here:

Monday, Jan. 30 at 8:00 PM ET: Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966) on Tubi via Discord (free)

Wednesday, Feb 1 at 10:00 PM ET: Mandy (2018) on Tubi via Discord (free)

Onward and weirdward!

POD 366, EP. 3: THE RETURN OF ALFRED EAKER

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Weekly movie discussion begins: https://youtu.be/r41ZLC8hzaw?t=72

“Peter’s Vision” (painting): https://youtu.be/r41ZLC8hzaw?t=468

Lars von Trier discussion begins: https://youtu.be/r41ZLC8hzaw?t=737

Where do I eat in the Indianapolis area?: https://youtu.be/r41ZLC8hzaw?t=1756

Discussed in this episode:

Blaze (2023): A 12-year-old girl retreats into her imagination after witnessing a horrific crime. The feature film debut of Australian painter Del Kathryn Barton (who had directed a couple of shorts). In theaters now. No official site located.

“Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre”: Netflix brings us twelve animated episodes adapting Junji “Uzumaki” Ito short mangas (reportedly, some episodes enact more than one story). Ito’s horrors tend to be irrational, surreal, and, well, Japanese, so this is likely to be one of the streamer’s weirder collections. “Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre” on Netflix.

“Lars von Trier’s Europe Trilogy”:  A boxed triple-feature of ‘s opening salvo from the Criterion Collection on Blu-ray. His first three films—The Element of Crime, Epidemic, and Europa—all had a (very) loose theme of “Europe.” This set also includes two of von Trier’s short student films. Buy “Lars von Trier’s Europe Trilogy.”

Alfred Eaker’s “Borther Cobweb” on Open Press Books

WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE:

Next week Giles Edwards will return to Pod 366. No guests are currently scheduled.

Next week, the 2023 Slamdance festival will be keeping us busy. (You can get full access to the same festival titles and watch along with a $7.99 subscription to the Slamdance channel, which also includes access to many movies from previous fests.) The three titles we’re planning to review are the Japanese ghost drama New Religion, ‘s absurdist Fuzzy Head, and the festival closer Free LSD (whose synopsis promises as much weirdness as its title). More movies may prove themselves worthy, and Giles will handpick some of the weirder and more notable shorts to play the festival for your elucidation and possible perusal.

And of course, we will be hosting more Weird Watch Parties this week! You can see the schedule in the sidebar, but we’ll reiterate here:

Monday, Jan. 23 at 9PM ET: Ink (2009) on Tubi via Discord (free)

Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 PM: The Forbidden Room (2015) on Plex via Discord (free)

More announced as they come online.

Onward and weirdward!

POD 366: JOE BADON, ROGUE

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Interpretative notes: When Smalley says “screeners” he means “trailers,” except for the one time he means “screener.” When Smalley says “Wheel of Time,” he means “Wheel of Heaven.”

Quick links:

Weekly movie discussion begins: https://youtu.be/3K_pE-DIzxU?t=76

Joe Badon interview begins: https://youtu.be/3K_pE-DIzxU?t=1112

What to eat in the Big Easy: https://youtu.be/3K_pE-DIzxU?t=2154

Discussed in this episode:

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A Haunted Turkish Bathhouse (1975): A bizarre Japanese rarity, a mashup of pink movie/yakuza film/”ghost cat” horror, about a prostitute who seeks ghostly revenge on her pimp husband in the titular locale. On Blu-ray from Mondo Macabro. Buy A Haunted Turkish Bathhouse.

“The Man Who Fell to Earth”: The TV adaptation/expansion of the Canonically Weird movie stars Chiwetel Ejiofor (as a different alien of ‘s species), streams on Paramount+ or Showtime, and has likely been deweirdified for a mass audience. Season 1 releases on DVD this week. Buy “The Man Who Fell to Earth.”

Trouble in Megalopolis: We still don’t know much of what ‘s dream/vanity science fiction project, which the octogenarian director has sunk $120 million of his own money into, is about, or whether it will be weird. We do know the set is a catastrophe right now, with the entire art department either fired or resigned as shooting continues. A legendary Hollywood story may be happening right before our eyes. “The Hollywood Reporter” reports on the chaos.

The Seven Faces of Jane is available for rental or purchase on VOD.

WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE:

The pod will return next week. We currently have no guest to announce.

In upcoming reviews next week, Shane Wilson rolls the reader-suggested dice on Vegas in Space (1991); Amy Vaughn trips on the pioneering psychedelicsploitation film Hallucination Generation (1966); Giles Edwards goes Big Time (1988) (the Tom Waits concert fantasia); and Gregory J. Smalley handles Beautiful Beings (see trailer above).

Also, we will be hosting more Weird Watch Parties this week! You can see the schedule in the sidebar, but we’ll reiterate here:

Friday, Jan. 13 (TONIGHT!) at 10:15 PM: Night Train to Terror (1985) on Tubi via Discord (free)

Sunday, Jan. 15 at 7:30 PM ET: Sorry to Bother You (2018) on Netflix (subscription)

Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 PM ET: Dead Leaves (2004) on Tubi via Discord (free)

Onward and weirdward!

POD 366: THE INAUGURATION

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Awkward introduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bn-t6…

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen: https://youtu.be/bn-t62lg6V8?t=597

Infinity Pool: https://youtu.be/bn-t62lg6V8?t=1187

Slamdance: https://youtu.be/bn-t62lg6V8?t=1447

Restaurants to eat in in Troy, NY by season: https://youtu.be/bn-t62lg6V8?t=2015

Discussed in this episode:

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) Read Scott Sentinella’s review. ‘s spectacle-filled take on the legendary Baron is now out on Criterion Collection Blu-ray (or 4K UHD + Blu-ray). Buy The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.

Sundance 2023 lineup

Slamdance 2023 lineup

WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE:

Next week’s Pod 366 will feature our first guest, artist/director , joining us to talk about what’s going on in the weird movie universe.

In upcoming reviews, Shane Wilson covers 1994’s the gender-bending art-house effort Orlando for It Came from the Reader-Suggested Queue, Gregory J. Smalley checks out the new release Breathing Happy (a trippy look at recovery), and Giles Edwards meets gorilla [sic] broadcaster Sylvio (2017).

Also, we will be hosting more Weird Watch Parties this week! You can see the schedule in the sidebar, but we’ll reiterate here:

Sunday, Jan. 8, at 7 PM ET: Bubba Ho-Tep (2002) on Tubi via Discord (free)

Tuesday, Jan 10 at 9 PM ET: John Dies at the End (2012) on Amazon Prime (subscription)

Friday, Jan. 13 at 10:15 PM: Night Train to Terror (1985) on Tubi via Discord (free)

Onward and weirdward!