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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.
IN THEATERS (WIDE RELEASE):
Last Night in Soho: A fashion designer finds she is able to travel back in time in her dreams to the 1960s. Co-star Last Night in Soho official site.described it as “a really well-directed acid trip.”
NEW ON HOME VIDEO:
Blood for Dracula [AKA Andy Warhol’s Dracula] (1974): Read Alfred Eaker’s mini-review. The campy, gross-out, previously hard-to-find vampire classic comes out in a deluxe edition from Severin, with an Ultra HD disc, Blu-ray, and soundtrack CD. Can’t wait for Flesh for Frankenstein! Buy Blood for Dracula.
Deep Red [Profondo Rosso] (1975): Read our review. Dario Argento‘s deep giallo warmup for his masterpiece Suspiria (1977). A 4K Ultra HD release from Arrow, with two discs (both UHDs) containing the theatrical and loner export version of the film, with extras spread out between the discs. Buy Deep Red.
Fritz the Cat (1972): Buy Fritz the Cat.gave the world its first (relatively mainstream) X-rated cartoon with this adaptation of R. Crumb’s underground comic about a cat who smokes pot, has group sex, and gets involved in radical hippie politics. Available on Blu-ray for the first time.
The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat (1974): Crumb hated the original film so much that he killed off Fritz in his comix, and even Bakshi backed out of directing the sequel, but nevertheless, it was made, with the kitty reminiscing about more depraved adults-only adventures. Buy The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat.
Nothing but Trouble (1991): Read the Canonically Weird entry! Hard to believe this PG-13 horror-comedy flop where “Reeve” wears a penis nose has never been on Blu-ray yet (well, maybe not that hard to believe). Shout! Factory rectifies the oversight, and even adds a bunch of interviews with cast and crew for fans. Buy Nothing but Trouble.
CANONICALLY WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:
This section will no longer be updated regularly. Instead, we direct you to our new “Repertory Cinemas Near You” page. We will continue to mention exceptional events in this space from time to time, however.
WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE: A lot of stuff, really. Unfortunately your editor is unable to describe it in any great detail; you’ll have to tune in next week to see. But in the meantime we are looking for RSVPs and suggestions for our November 6 Weird Watch party, which you can add here.
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.