WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 11/15/2019

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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 (LIMITED RELEASE):

I Lost My Body (2019): Animated French film about a disembodied hand; one of our most-anticipated releases of the year. This is getting a limited (Oscar qualifying) release before debuting on Netflix on November 29 (mark that date on your calendar). I Lost My Body on Netflix.

NEW ON HOME VIDEO:

Bliss (2019): Read Giles Edwards’ festival capsule. A druggy, hallucinatory horror set in Los Angeles. On VOD, DVD or Blu-ray. Buy Bliss.

Buffet Froid (1979): Read the Apocrypha Candidate review. This overlooked surrealist gem about murder, murder, murder comes to Blu-ray for the first time. Kino Classics does right by the film with an archival interview with driector Bertrand Blier and a commentary by critic Nick Pinkerton. Buy Buffet Froid.

Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (2018): Animated biopic about the young making the “surrealistic documentary” Land Without Bread (Las Huerdes). Now available in a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack from Shout! Factory. Buy Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles.

House (1985): Not to be confused with Hausu (1977), this 80s horror involves a Vietnam vet/horror novelist investigating a real haunted house. It’s been in our reader-suggested review queue forever, and it’s now out on Blu-ray. Buy House.

“Monty Python’s Flying Circus: The Complete Series: Norwegian Edition International” (1969-1973): The entire original BBC run of the seminal surreal comedy series, completely remastered and with a few previously censored naughty bits restored, plus outtakes. Seven Blu-ray discs in elaborate fold-out packaging. No Norwegians were (seriously) harmed in the manufacturing process. Buy “Monty Python’s Flying Circus: The Complete Series: Norwegian Edition International”.

Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High AKA Volume 2 (2017): Sequel two to the reboot of the Nuke ‘Em High series has more mutated teenagers, lesbians, and a duck rape. On Blu-ray (two Blu-rays? that’s what the packaging implies), with extras like the short film “Merry Christmas to My Wife’s Butt.” Buy Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High AKA Volume 2.

Spirited Away (2001): Read the Certified Weird entry! Shout! Factory tries to outdo Disney with this “Collector’s Edition” release of ‘s animated classic that includes hours of special features, a 40-page booklet, and the soundtrack CD. Buy Spirited Away [Collector’s Edition].

The Stuff (1985): Read Pamela De Graff’s review. Arrow Video dishes up a special edition serving of Larry Cohen‘s B-flick about a mysterious, gooey new taste sensation, now in delicious Blu-ray flavor. Remastered, but not reformulated. Buy The Stuff.

Yesterday Was a Lie (2008): Read our review. We won’t lie, we never expected this overambitious low-budget surrealist noir mindbender to make it to the Blu-ray ranks… but here it is (it’s actually a BD-R, but still). Buy Yesterday Was a Lie.

CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). We’ll only list irregularly scheduled one-time screenings of this audience-participation classic below. You can use this page to find a regular weekly screening near you.

WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE: As mentioned previously, we’re working hard behind the scenes to get this year’s print Yearbook out by Dec. 1. Therefore, you can expect to see only a couple of reviews next week, as we finalize that text. Look for coverage of Melanie Martinez’s strange pop musical, K-12—surrealism for teenyboppers—as well as our take on a decidedly more adult offering, ‘s latest sadomasochistic serial killer atrocity, The Forest of Love. More may turn up, but that’s all we’re committing to. Until then, 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.

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