WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 1/2/2015

Our weekly look at what’s weird in theaters, on hot-off-the-presses DVDs, and on more distant horizons…

Trailers of new release movies are generally available on the official site links.

IN THEATERS (LIMITED RELEASE):

Li’l Quinquin (2013): A bumbling inspector investigates a bizarre murder—body parts found stuffed into a cow—in a small French town. This four-part French miniseries from Bruno Dumont is being released as a 200-minute (!) theatrical feature; it’s been compared to Twin Peaks, and Variety called it “wonderfully weird.” Playing at Lincoln Center in Manhattan and probably nowhere else. Lil’ Quinquin at Lincoln Center.

SCREENINGS – (Television, Turner Classic Movies, Sat. Jan 3, 2:00 AM EST):

Nothing Lasts Forever (1984): Set your DVRs for this ultra-rare screening of this long-buried absurd comedy about a concert pianist who decides to become an artist and eventually lands on the moon. Written and directed by “Saturday Night Live” writer Tom Schiller, it includes cameos by Dan Akroyd and (as a lunar bus conductor). TCM Underground does a great job of obtaining rights to these presumed-lost movies; very soon after they screened Skidoo for the first time in over forty years, a DVD turned up. Fingers crossed for this one. Thanks to L. Rob Hubbard for the heads up. Nothing Lasts Forever article at Turner Classic Movies.

NEW ON DVD:

Tusk (2014): Read our review. We thought ‘s attempt to remake The Human Centipede as a Kevin Smith movie produced very mixed results—now you can judge for yourself. Buy Tusk.

NEW ON BLU-RAY:

Tusk (2014): See description in DVD above. Buy Tusk [Blu-ray].

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.