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Bat Pussy: https://youtu.be/iA0f4KJ7Mto?t=60
Damselvis, Daughter of Helvis: https://youtu.be/iA0f4KJ7Mto?t=165
Blood for Dracula: https://youtu.be/iA0f4KJ7Mto?t=406
Crimes of the Future: https://youtu.be/iA0f4KJ7Mto?t=678
The Lukas Moodysson Collection: https://youtu.be/iA0f4KJ7Mto?t=933h
Uncle Kent 2: https://youtu.be/iA0f4KJ7Mto?t=1338
Young Sherlock Holmes: https://youtu.be/iA0f4KJ7Mto?t=1586
Richard Bailey interview begins: https://youtu.be/iA0f4KJ7Mto?t=1666
Discussed in this episode:
Richard Bailey’s Tropic Pictures
Bat Pussy (197?): Female vigilante Bat Pussy (Dora Dildo) tries to thwart a middle-aged couple from making a pornographic film, but ends up joining in. It’s ugly people attempting flaccid sex and may be the worst, least arousing pornographic film ever made—but you don’t soon forget the sight of Bat Pussy bouncing across the countryside on her Bat Space Hopper. Runs less than an hour, but is presented in two cuts (a print with extra footage was discovered in 2019 and dutifully restored), with shorts and the bonus porno feature Robot Love Slaves. Not recommended on any level, but if you must… buy Bat Pussy.
Blood for Dracula [AKA Andy Warhol’s Dracula] (1974): Read Alfred Eaker’s review. Paul Morrissey‘s ultracampy take on Dracula has been reissued before, bit Severin gives it the ultimate presentation: the set includes a 4K UHD disc, a standard Blu-ray, and a soundtrack CD. Buy Blood for Dracula.
Crimes of the Future (2022): Read Gregory J. Smalley’s review. What could easily be David Cronenberg‘s final film—the culmination of his career-long body horror obsession—arrives on Blu-ray. Buy Crimes of the Future.
Damselvis, Daughter of Helvis (1994): The ghost of country singer Helvis visits his daughter, Damselvis, in a dream and sends her on a quest to resurrect him. The rarely-seen debut of rockabilly-surrealist auteur John Micheal McCarthy gets a Blu-ray release. Buy Damselvis, Daughter of Helvis.
“The Lukas Moodysson Collection”: Moodysson has a distinguished output, but his work has alternated between social dramas and what we might call “elevated sexploitation” rather than weird cinema per se. A couple of exceptions may be the shocking amateur porn expose A Hole in the Heart and Container (a truly experimental avant-garde movie, and one with many detractors). Other titles in Arrow’s complete set are Fucking Amal, Together, Lilya 4-Ever, Mammoth, and the relatively family-friendly We Are the Best! Buy “The Lukas Moodysson Collection.”
Sylvio (2017): Read Giles Edwards’ review. Recently re-released to VOD, this gentle but absurd tale of a gorilla who realizes his dream of bringing his puppet show to a local audience is now on Blu-ray. Buy Sylvio.
Uncle Kent 2: Uncle Kent goes to ComicCon and loses his mind as the apocalypse approaches. What a weird idea: a sequel to a mumblecore drama almost no one saw, re-imagined as a surreal comedy by strangeoid Todd Rohal. Buy Uncle Kent 2.
Young Sherlock Holmes (1985): Read Gregory J. Smalley’s review. This would-be 80s fantasy blockbuster charmed some youngsters upon its initial release and became a minor cult film; Paramount debuts it on Blu-ray in a “limited edition.” Buy Young Sherlock Holmes.
WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE:
Voting is ongoing in the 2022 Weirdcademy Awards (including shorts). If you haven’t voted yet, you can do so until March 11.
Depending on scheduling issues, next week on Pod 366 our guest will be producer Ali Aksu (Fuzzy Head) (if not next week, then soon thereafter). In next week’s reviews, Shane Wilson takes on another one that Came from the Reader-Suggested Queue with La Teta et la Luna (“The Tit and the Moon,” 1994) while Gregory J. Smalley (366weirdmovies) takes a look at the minimalist experimental horror Skinamarink (now playing exclusively on Shudder for the time being).
Also, we will be hosting more Weird Watch Parties this week! You can see the schedule in the sidebar, but we’ll reiterate here:
Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 9:00 PM ET: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1990) on Tubi via Discord (free)
Friday, Feb. 10 at 10:30 PM ET: Spider Baby (1967) on Tubi via Discord (free)
Onward and weirdward!