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The Dark Sisters (2023): Richard Bailey interview begins. Two sisters reconnect at a woodland retreat; a dark secret from the past resurfaces. Dreamlike drama/mystery (with brief animated scenes) from , now available on VOD. The Dark Sisters official FaceBook page.
Astrakan (2022): Discussion begins. Read Gregory J. Smalley’s review. This bleak and ultra-realistic French childhood drama with a surrealistic coda has been available on VOD, but arrives this week in a Blu-ray edition (with no special features advertised). Buy Astrakan.
Barbarella (1968): Discussion begins. Read the Canonically Weird entry! Arrow releases the grooviest, sexiest space opera of the 60s on 4K UHD. Be aware there are two options for purchase: a 2-disc Blu-ray set (movie + extras) or a a set with the film on 4K UHD and the same Blu-ray of extra features. Buy Barbarella (1968).
Bloodsucking Freaks (1976): Discussion begins. Read Gregory J. Smalley’s review. When you think of classic movies that need to be restored and memorialized in lavish 4K UHD special editions, Bloodsucking Freaks naturally tops the list. Buy Bloodsucking Freaks.
Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973): Discussion begins. Read the Canonically Weird entry! American Film Genre Archives restores and re-releases this bizarre Western monster movie on Blu-ray. The Legend of Bigfoot (1975) is included as a bonus feature, along with three shorts from the Something Weird archives. Buy Godmonster of Indian Flats.
Happer’s Comet (2022): Discussion begins. Read Giles Edwards’ festival capsule. The contemplative non-narrative experimental feature, ‘s followup to his strange narrative feature Ham on Rye, turns up on Blu-ray this week. Buy Happer’s Comet.
“WandaVision: the Complete Series”: Discussion begins. Read Shane Wilson’s review. Marvel’s sitcom take on superheros is likely to be the closest thing to “weird” that the studio ever attempts. Buy “WandaVision: the Complete Series”.
WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE:
Director Andrew Rakich and producer Veronika Payton, of the upcoming period folk horror The Sudbury Devil, will be the guests on next week’s Pod 366. The following week we’ll have some guests on from video collective
In written reviews, Shane Wilson endures another that Came from the Reader-Suggested Queue with the 2001 experimental Spanish art film A Dog Called Pain; Giles Edwards will write up his thoughts on this week’s Pod subject, The Dark Sisters (2023); and , back from his secret mission, plans to cover Deaf Crocodile’s latest crazed cartoon unearthed from behind the Iron Curtain, Visitors from the Arkana Galaxy (1981). Onward and weirdward!