Our weekly 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.
IN THEATERS (LIMITED RELEASE):
Toad Road (2013): Drugged-out losers decide to drop acid and head down the abandoned country road that local legend claims leads straight to the gates of Hell. Partly improvised, it’s gained multiple comparisons to the work of Harmony Korine. Toad Road official site.
The B.C. Butcher (est. 2104): It’s a girl-gang slasher film set in prehistoric times, but that may not even be the weirdest thing about this project. It’s co-written and directed by 17-year old Kansas Bowling, who wants to become the first female teenage director of a cavewoman gore movie. Of course, she insists on shooting the movie on 16-mm film—kids today! The B.C. Butcher at Indiegogo.
NEW ON DVD:
Molly’s Theory of Relativity: A female astrophysicist agonizes about losing her job and seeks counsel from relatives, ghosts and trick-or-treaters. No one seemed to like it much except for the New York Times‘ Stephen Holden, who praised it as a “surreal, post-Freudian gabfest.” Buy Molly’s Theory of Relativity.
Only God Forgives: A Bangkok drug-smuggler (Ryan Gosling) becomes involved in a web of vengeance when his brother kills an underage prostitute. Although this seems fairly straightforward, there are reportedly a few bizarre (and ultraviolent) moments in this Nicolas Winding Refn film. Buy Only God Forgives.
NEW ON BLU-RAY:
Only God Forgives (2013): See description in DVD above. Buy Only God Forgives [Blu-ray].
“The Vincent Price Collection”: The centerpiece of this collection (to us, at least) is the somewhat weird art-deco black comedy The Abominable Dr. Phibes. Three Roger Corman directed Poe movies (The Fall of the House of Usher, The Masque of the Red Death and The Pit and the Pendulum), The Haunted Palace, and the underrated Witchfinder General are the other offerings from the diabolical Mr. Price. Each movie sports new special features. Buy “The Vincent Price Collection” [Blu-ray].
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.