POD 366, EPISODE 60: RUMOURS OF THE END OF THE POOR PRESIDENT’S CONSCIOUSNESS

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The End of Evangelion (1997) theatrical rerelease: Discussion begins. Read the Canonically Weird entry! ‘s wacko second (of three) takes on ending his Evangelion cycle is a psychedelic burst of mysticism, psychology, and giant robots. It became a cult hit here on DVD, but was never released to theaters in the U.S., so this upcoming theatrical release on March 17 and 20 will be a major event for domestic otaku. Check the link for a site near you. The End of Evangelion re-release by GKids.

Poor Things (2023): Discussion begins. Read the Apocryphally Weird entry! A Poor Things Blu-ray dropped on the very same day Lanthimos‘ Frankenstein variation was inaugurated into our Apocryphally Weird list. Coincidence? Buy Poor Things.

The President’s Analyst (1967): Discussion begins. The U.S. president’s personal psychoanalyst () develops paranoia, goes on the run, and discovers a esque conspiracy involving the Phone Company. Previously available in a low quality bare-bones DVD, KL Studio Classics releases this minor cult film on Blu-ray in a brand new transfer with two commentary tracks. Buy The President’s Analyst.

Rumours (202?): Discussion begins. (with collaborators Galen and ) has a new one that should be available soon (the best we can tell, filming was done in October 2023). Big name stars and Alicia Vikander will appear as G7 leaders who get lost in the woods during a summit meeting. Here’s an article from The Wrap.

State of Consciousness (2024): Discussion begins. headlines this psychological thriller about an accused murderer who undergoes an experimental treatment that causes him to hallucinate. From Lionsgate, it’s screening in a few theaters but will make its main impact on VOD.

WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE:

No guest scheduled for next week’s Pod 366, but Giles and Greg will return to discuss the week’s new releases. Also on YouTube, Pete Trbovich takes on a little item called The Item (1999), and wishes he hadn’t. In written reviews, Shane Wilson takes on another one that Came from the Reader-Suggested Queue with Tout va bien (1972), one of ‘s more watchable Jean-Pierre Gorin collaborations; Giles Edwards explores a new State of Consciousness (see above); and Gregory J. Smalley decides that Space Is the Place (the third time Sun Ra’s movie has been reviewed on this site, after Alfred Eaker’s report and Pete Trbovich’s video review). Onward and weirdward!

One thought on “POD 366, EPISODE 60: RUMOURS OF THE END OF THE POOR PRESIDENT’S CONSCIOUSNESS”

  1. I see that “Space is the Place” joins the elite Triple-Shot ranking alongside “Nothing But Trouble”.

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