WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 2/22/2013

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 DEVELOPMENT:

Les Sources Occultes (2013?): This French trailer was dropped off on our Facebook doorstep; it’s from the director of Vampyres (2007) and looks pro. Our French is rusty, but as we read their Facebook page they are seeking inverted transvestites and teenagers inside flowers to serve as extras. Les Sources Occultes Facebook page.

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NEW ON DVD:

Highlander 2: Renegade Version (1991): The first Highlander movie about battling Immortals was a cult hit because of its originality; the sequel is a notoriously confusing and illogical mess that’s a cult movie for the wrong reasons. Roger Ebert called the original cut “hilariously incomprehensible,” but this “Renegade edition” (which has been previously released) purports to make more sense. Buy Highlander 2: Renegade Version.

Repligator (1996): A military experiment turns male soldiers into female nymphomaniacs who turn into alligators when they reach orgasm (!) We don’t know if it’s a “cult classic ripe for rediscovery” as the ad copy claims, but the plot synopsis and the box cover featuring a bikini babe with a gator head makes it worth a mention. With scream queen Brinke Stevens. Buy Repligator.

Small Apartments (2012): A lunatic surrounded by eccentric neighbors (a wannabe stripper, a curmudgeonly artist, a stoner) tries to hide the fact that he’s killed his landlord, while dreaming of escaping to Switzerland. The curious cast is headlined by Matt Lukas (who plays most of the movie in his underwear) and also features Billy Crystal, James Caan, Juno Temple, Johnny Knoxville and Dolph Lundgren. Buy Small Apartments.

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NEW ON BLU-RAY:

Highlander 2: Renegade Version (1991): See description in DVD above. Buy Highlander 2: Renegade Version [Blu-ray].

Shutterbug (2009): A photographer begins to see spots before his eyes after staring into the sun, then realizes he’s seen into another dimension and takes a Dante-esque trip through New York City looking for an explanation of his vision. This little-seen independent feature makes a surprise appearance on Blu-ray. Buy Shutterbug [Blu-ray].

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.

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