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.
Cam (2018): Read Giles Edwards’ mini-review and hear the interview. A webcam girl finds out that her channel has been taken over by a mysterious doppelganger (are there unmysterious doppelgangers?) There are a very few theatrical screenings in the coming weeks, but mostly this will be seen on Netflix, where it debuts simultaneously. Cam on Netflix.
IN DEVELOPMENT – POST-PRODUCTION CROWDFUNDING:
Solve et Coagula (est. 2019): A Belgian-Australian “sequel,” of sorts, to the myth of Orpheus, from self-described “esoteric artist” Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule. The original pitch is below, and an update (with nudity!) can be found at the Kickstarter link. As of this writing they’ve raised over $500 of a requested $2,500, with two more weeks to go by the time you read this.
NEW ON HOME VIDEO:
Detective Dee: the Four Heavenly Kings (2018): The venerable detective defends against accusations from the Empress while trying to solve a supernatural murder spree. While we missed the second installment of strangest and most delightfully batshit insane material that this series may ever see.” On DVD, Blu-ray and VOD. Buy Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings.‘s near-weird fantasy mystery trilogy, at least one blogger thinks it boasts the “
The Last Movie (1971): An actor stays behind on a Western set in Peru after the production has been canceled, then enacts a movie with the natives who think they are performing a magical ritual. This grand 60s psychedelic folly helped change the perception of Easy Rider‘s Buy The Last Movie.from wunderkind to persona non grata; it’s now restored and ready for reappraisal. Now out from Arbelos (formerly Cinelicious) on DVD or Blu-ray.
Take It out in Trade (1970): A private investigator searches for a missing girl in a house of ill repute. Buy Take It out in Trade.‘s semi-legendary last film, a softcore porn comedy (he appears in drag, naturally), was long-believed lost, but a print was discovered and restored by American Film Genre Archives and is now available in a DVD/Blu-ray combo.
The Wizard of Gore (1970): Read our review. Montag the Magician carves up female volunteers in what is arguably the weirdest of ‘ gore films. Now out in an Arrow Video Special Edition Blu-ray with the usual raft of special features. Buy The Wizard of Gore.
CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:
- Austin, TX, 11/21 – Delicatessen (1991). At the Alamo Drafthouse (South Lamar).
- Los Angeles, CA, 11/16 – Mandy (2018). At the Arena Cinelounge.
- New York City, NY, 11/16-11/17 – Suspiria (1977). At IFC Center.
- New York City, NY, 11/16-11/18 – Mandy (2018). At IFC Center.
- New York City, NY, 11/16-11/19 – Mandy (2018). At the Metrograph.
- New York City, NY, 11/19 – Glen or Glenda (1953). At Spectacle Theater.
- New York City, NY, 11/20 – Sorry to Bother You (2018). At the Museum of Modern Art.
- New York City, NY, 11/20-11/22 – Delicatessen (1991). At the Metrograph.
- New York City, NY, 11/21-11/22 – The City of Lost Children (1995). At the Metrograph.
- New York City, NY, 11/22 – Playtime (1967). At the Metrograph.
- Omaha, NB, 11/17 – INLAND EMPIRE (2006). At the Alamo Drafthouse.
- Pittsburgh, PA, 11/16-11/22 – Mandy (2018). At Row House Cinema.
- Oakland, CA, 11/16 – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). At the New Parkway.
- Silver Spring, MD, 11/22 – Vertigo (1958). At AFI Silver Theater.
- Tuscon, AZ, 11/18 – Naked Lunch (1991). At the Loft.
- Vancouver, BC, Canada, 11/18 – Mandy (2018). At the Rio.
- Yonkers, NY, 11/21 – The Exterminating Angel (1962). At the Alamo Drafthouse.
We don’t always give good reviews, and sometimes when we give bad reviews, directors aren’t too happy about it (imagine that). We also seldom (well, never) get on movie posters; certainly not for bad reviews. So imagine our surprise when we popped up in the upper right-hand corner of this one:
Our reviewer didn’t love The God Inside My Ear.‘s movie, but we love his sense of humor. Read the complete review of
FREE MOVIES ON TUBI.TV:
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972): Read the Certified Weird review! Just try to schedule a viewing of Luis Buñuel‘s parable about bourgeois couples trying to schedule a dinner party and see what happens. Watch The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie free on Tubi.tv.
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.