WEIRD HORIZON FOR 5/21/09

A look at what’s weird in theaters, on hot-off-the-presses DVDs, and on more distant horizons…

Trailers of new release movies are generally available on the official site links.

NEW ON DVD:

Eden Log (2007): Judging by IMDB comments,  this French sci-fi/horror/thriller about an amnesiac who wakes up in a cave confuses the hell out of mainstream American genre fans, which by itself makes it sound pretty darn intriguing. Buy from Amazon.

Glen and Randa (1970):  This low-budget, post-apocalyptic, love-it-or-hate-it cult movie is one of those films that few have actually seen (including me), but many have heard of.  Actually released a couple of weeks ago, but with zero fanfare, so I missed it.  If you’ve always wanted to see this semi-legendary film, or just wondered about it, here it is.  Buy from Amazon

NEW ON BLU-RAY:

Fast Company (1979):  This early and almost-forgotten David Cronenberg exploitation entry about the drag-racing circuit (featuring drive-in legends John Saxon and the delectible Claudia Jennings in her last role before her tragic death) has been exhumed from the grave by William Lustig’s Blue Underground label.  Even more intriguing is the presence on the disc of two weird-sounding early Cronenberg experimental shorts, Stereo (1969) and Crimes of the Future (1970), which makes this disc a must-buy for Cronenberg completists. Buy from Amazon

CABLE TELEVISION: TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES

The Wicker Man (1973):  TCM will be airing the classic confrontation with weird pagan beliefs (likely shorn of the abundant nudity) on Saturday, May 23rd at 10:30 PM E.S.T; Sunday the 24th at 1:30 AM; and Wednesday the 27th at 1:30 A.M.

What are you looking forward to? If you have any weird movie leads that I have overlooked, feel free to leave them in the COMMENTS section.

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