WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 11/29/2019

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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):

Away (2019): Dreamlike animated tale of a boy and his motorcycle trapped on a mysterious island and pursued by a monster. Amazingly, this was hand-drawn and scored by a single person, Latvian Gints Zilbalodis. Away official site.

NEW ON HOME VIDEO:

CoinCoin and the Extra Humans (2018): Read our review. Kino Lorber puts out ‘s equally absurd followup to Lil Quinquin on DVD or Blu-ray (no streaming option yet). Buy CoinCoin and the Extra-Humans.

Long Day’s Journey into Night (2018): No relation to the Eugene O’Neill play; this joint is the dreamlike tale of a man seeking a lost love, with a final hour that is actually one amazingly long and detailed tracking shot. On VOD now, with DVD and Blu-rays to follow in mid-December. Buy Long Day’s Journey into Night.

The Machine Girl: Jacked! Definitive Decade One (2008): A schoolgirl is outfitted with a Gatling gun arm to seek revenge on yakuza bullies in this typically excessive and absurd splatterpunk spectacle. Media Blasters puts out a 10th anniversary edition (two DVDs or one Blu-ray) jacked with almost two hours (!) of extra features. Buy The Machine Girl: Jacked! Definitive Decade One.

Nutcracker Fantasy (1979): Read Alfred Eaker’s review. Discotek upgrades their DVD of this bizarro Rankin-Bass-meets-Tchaikovsky-meets-Japan holiday special to Blu-ray. Buy Nutcracker Fantasy.

Tammy and the T-Rex (1994): A mad scientist implants Tammy’s dead boyfriend’s brain into a Tyrannosaurus rex. This new release restores the gore that was cut from the original to qualify it for a PG-13 rating. Comes in your choice of a DVD/Blu-ray or Blu-ray/HD combo. These limited editions must be purchased directly from Vinegar Syndrome (a regular commercial release should follow).

NEW ON NETFLIX:

I Lost My Body (2019): Animated French film about a disembodied hand. One of our most anticipated releases of the year drops exclusively on Netflix today. I Lost My Body on Netflix.

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.

NEPOTISM CORNER:

“Dead Wait”: Hardworking shorts czar Cameron Jorgensen is also a bassist in the SLC band Visitors, and is now moonlighting further producing videos for other bands. Last week he dropped a couple of ‘Tubes for Gloe: the single “Dead Wait” (embedded below) and a 20-minute visual EP for “Vol. None” (which includes a warning for epileptics) for spinoff project Gloamie. Please give ’em both a “thumbs up” if you like Cam’s work.

And—we’ll have a bigger announcement later when the print edition is ready, but if you just can’t wait, the Kindle version of the 2019 Weird Movies Yearbook just came out today. More next week.

WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE: Between the holidays and formatting/proofing the 2019 Yearbook, we’ve been pretty busy, but next week we’ll still drop a couple of short reviews of recent releases: look for our takes on the modern queer giallo Knife + Heart and the animated biopic Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles. 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.

3 thoughts on “WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 11/29/2019”

  1. If it is at all possible, you should catch “Away” in theatres. Though I didn’t give it a full-on review, that was primarily because I knew I’d be reduced to just reeling off a list of positive superlatives.

    See this movie.

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