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):
Possum (2018): A puppeteer returns home to face his stepfather and secrets from his past. The script is from a short story the director originally wrote for an anthology exploring Freud’s notion of the uncanny. Unfortunately, Possum appears to be playing in the U.K. only, for the time being. Possum official site.
NEW ON HOME VIDEO:
12 Monkeys [Twelve Monkeys] (1995): Read the Certified Weird review! We’ve been waiting on Arrow’s “Collector’s Edition” Blu-ray for a while; it is newly restored, although there seems to be little else on offer that’s new besides the commemorative booklet available on first pressing only. Buy 12 Monkeys.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968): Read the Certified Weird review! This 50th anniversary release is a spectacular: the 4K restoration, on three Blu-rays (one housing the 4K version, another with a standard HD transfer of the film, and a third for extra features), a booklet, postcards, and more. We don’t have the hardware capable of doing this release justice, but if you have a 4K player and a huge screen HD TV and audiophile sound system, there’s hardly a worthier film to play on it. Buy 2001: A Space Odyssey [4K].
Mandy (2018): Read Giles Edwards’ List Candidate review! Cool Panos Cosmatos and hot Nicolas Cage team up for the revenge-movie-on-acid hit of the year; if you missed it in theaters, now’s your chance to see the movie all your weirdo friends have been gushing about. On DVD, Blu-ray, and VOD. Buy Mandy.
Metropolis (2001): A Japanese detective and his nephew search for a criminal scientist in the city of Metropolis, and discover instead a naive robot intended for use as a weapon of mass destruction. Inspired (loosely) by the 1927 classic this is one of the best looking animes of all time: ‘s city remade glorious shades of neon. A steelbook DVD/Blu-ray combo from Mill Creek. Buy Metropolis.
CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:
- Dallas, TX, 11/3 – Beauty and the Beast [La Belle et la Bete] (1946). At the Texas Theater.
- Los Angeles, CA, 11/2 (midnight) – Suspiria (1977). At the Nuart Theater.
- New York City, NY, 11/2 – After Hours (1985). At the Museum of Modern Art.
- New York City, NY, 11/2-11/8 – Suspiria (1977). At IFC Center.
- New York City, NY, 11/2-11/3 (midnights) – A Clockwork Orange (1971). At IFC Center.
- New York City, 11/2-11/3 (midnights) – Head (1968). At Nitehawk Cinema.
- New York City, NY, 11/2 (midnight), 11/8 – Glen or Glenda (1953). At Spectacle Theater.
- Oakland, CA, 11/4 – Donnie Darko (2001). At the New Parkway Theater.
- Silver Spring, MD, 11/4-11/5, 11/7 – Daisies [Sedmikrásky] (1966). At AFI Silver Theater.
FREE MOVIES 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.