WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 11/23/2018

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.

NEW ON HOME VIDEO:

Holy Motors (2012): Read the Certified Weird review! The Shout! Select “Collector’s Edition” Blu-ray of ‘s surreal anthology improves on the old Indomina release; the complete “Merde” segment from Tokyo! is a major bonus feature. Buy Holy Motors [Collector’s Edition].

“Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema”: If you have a couple hundred bucks to spend and Thirst for more in your home video collection, it would be a Shame to pass up this historic set sure to bring you many Smiles on a Summer Night. The Criterion Collection’s Bergman set includes an astounding 39 films on Blu-ray (naturally, both Hour of the Wolf and Persona make the cut, along with rarities like 1955’s Dreams), plus more than five hours of bonus features. Buy “Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema”.

Luciferina (2018): A novice Argentinian nun travels into the jungle with her sister seeking ayahuasca, but instead finds a devil-worshiping cult. Ayahuasca, a semi-legendary shamanic preparation, has been a trendy movie subject in recent years; this horror film mixes the drug with Catholic-pagan conflict. DVD or Blu-ray, scheduled to hit VOD outlets on 12/4. Buy Luciferina.

Umbilical World (2018): 366 “Saturday Short” regular creates a feature-length film composed of new and old material “stitched together to form a single stream of nightmare consciousness.” The DVD contains a “making of” featurette and director’s commentary, but is only available from UK sources; also available for on-demand rental via Vimeo. Umbilical World order link.

CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). We won’t list all the screenings of this audience-participation classic separately. You can use this page to find a screening near you.

FREE (LEGITIMATE RELEASE) MOVIES ON TUBI.TV:

Dead Leaves (2004): Read the Certified Weird review! A man with a television for a head and a woman with mismatched eyes wake up with amnesia, are imprisoned on what’s left of the moon, lead a revolt, have a baby, and kill lots and lots of people in this speed-metal anime that doesn’t slow down for a second. Watch Dead Leaves 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.

3 thoughts on “WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 11/23/2018”

  1. I may have missed a relevant post, so excuse me if you already clarified this question: Do you know what happens to this blog after you’ve successfully accumulated 366 films on the list?
    I do hope that you’ll continue the blog and I also hope that there will be a weird certification process in the future. There obviously is enough material left in the pipeline. And fresh material is coming up every year.

    1. Excellent! Very glad to hear this. commenting-unit-34609 also likes this.

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