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Quick links/Discussed in this episode:
The Becomers (est. 2023): Discussion begins. At Cannes, Yellow Veil pictures has acquired the rights to an alien comedy directed by Zach Clark. What catches our attention is two quotes from the press release: “It’s the weirdest thing I’ve ever made” (director Clark) and “The Becomers is funny, weird, and at times gross” (Yellow Veil). The Becomers announcement via Variety.
Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001): Discussion begins. Read Giles Edwards’ review. ‘ genre-bending period mystery joins the 4K UHD club (standard Blu-ray included) courtesy of Shout! Factory. Buy Brotherhood of the Wolf.
Country of Hotels (2019): Discussion begins. Read Giles Edwards’ Apocrypha Candidate review. This triptych of surreal stories set in room 508 debuts on Tubi and other destinations on May 26 (likely the day you’re reading this)! Country of Hotels official Facebook page.
“David Lynch: A Complete Retrospective”: Discussion begins. We’re a little late on this one as it started this past Wednesday, but Music Box Theater has taken its impressive David Lynch retrospective on the road to Dallas, Texas. It lasts until June 4, with every available Lynch short and feature accounted for (along with some non-directed-by-Lynch works like The Wizard of Oz). Interested Metroplexians can check out the link for times and special guests. David Lynch: A Complete Retrospective at the Texas Theater in Dallas.
Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001): Discussion begins. A salaryman romances a village woman who has a river inside her. ‘s final movie is a weird romantic comedy focused on female sexuality; on Blu-ray for the first time from Film Movement (also on VOD). Buy or rent Warm Water Under a Red Bridge.
Werckmeister Harmonies (2000): Discussion begins. Read the Canonically Weird entry! Janus films has restored ‘s minimalist totalitarian fable about a Prince and a Whale on 4K, which suggests a Criterion edition will be coming soon. Tarr will be in attendance at the L.A. screening on June 6. U.S. Screening schedule is here.
Will’-o’-the-Wisp (2022): In the year 2069 (!), a prince wants to become a fireman. At least one reviewer described this homoerotic musical comedy-fantasy from extremely weird but wonderful.” U.S. distributor site for Will’-o’-the-Wisp.as “
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WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE:
Leda, will be our guest on Pod 366 next week., the director of the experimental 3D feature
In written reviews, Shane Wilson addresses another one that Came from the Reader-Suggested Queue in the French horror Litan (1982), while Gregory J. Smalley gives you the scoop on Amazon Prime’s gender-swapped miniseries variation on Dead Ringers.
Also, we will be hosting more Weird Watch Parties this week! You can always see the schedule in the sidebar, but we’ll reiterate here:
Onward and weirdward!