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Our weekly look at what’s weird in theaters, on hot-off-the-presses DVDs and Blu-rays (and hot off the server VODs), and on more distant horizons…
Trailers of new release movies are generally available at the official site links.
NEW ON HOME VIDEO:
Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment (1966): An insane man is obsessed with Karl Marx, gorillas, and his ex-wife’s love life. Some call this British ode to nonconformity a cult comedy. Buy Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment.
The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea (1976): Read our review. This mildly strange drama about a troubled boy’s stormy relationship with the sailor who woos his widowed mother has been missing from home video for a while; this Blu-ray from Scorpion, with a number of bonus features, remedies the situation. Buy The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea.
CANONICALLY WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:
Independent theaters are slowly starting to reopen across the country at diminished capacity, although the big chains remain shuttered (and some are even considering bankruptcy). That said, we actually have another single national screening to announce this week. We expect this section to continue to grow slowly throughout the summer, although we wouldn’t expect things to return to anywhere near normal until the fall at the earliest. You’ll have to use your own judgment as to whether it’s safe to go to movie theaters at this time.
WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE: Our Netflix Party scheduled for next week (Saturday, June 27, at 10:15 PM ET) is now in the voting phase. We’re getting more votes cast than in previous weeks; we’ll see if the two weeks advance notice leads to increased attendance (although there are benefits to a small loyal group of viewers who show up every week and know each other). As of right now, it looks like we’ll be screening The Aerial [La Antena], unless one of the other candidates comes on strong next week.
As far as reviews go, next week Shane Wilson will cover the final installment of the “Time Warp” cult film doc series with Volume 3, “Comedy and Camp” (now’s a great time to refresh yourself about their introductory and horror/sci-fi entries). Then, Gregory J. Smalley will check out 2020 cult movie aspirant Vampire Burt’s Serenade and predict whether it will one day be featured in its own documentary. Onward and weirdward!
What are you looking forward to? If you have any weird movie leads that we have overlooked, feel free to leave them in the COMMENTS section.